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Question about collar tips on Monarch A-2

Pilot

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B-Man2

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Just a general question about the collar tips on an A-2 Monarch.
Should they be rounded like on this ELC A-2
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eastman-Leather-A2-Flight-Jacket-Flieger-Bombejacke-Lederjacke-Gr-US-44-M-L/163513368058?hash=item261227fdfa:g:f0wAAOSw851cT17b
or should they be pointed like all other Monarch I have viewed.
I am very interested in buying a WW2 original, so I am wondering what is correct...pointed or round...
maybe contract depending...
Anyway, thx for your help.
Brice
One of the distinguishing traits of the Monarch contract are the rounded collar tips . You can see them on JCs Goodwear site as well as ELC. While I don’t own an original Monarch here’s a photo of an original one from Gary Eastmans A2 book. You can see they are longer but more rounded in the photo. I hope that helps.
Cheers
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Pilot

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Thx a lot...great! they are by far not as rounded as the one on Greedbay.
The WW2 original I am negotiating right now, has collar tips like yours & ELC book..but not rounded like a.m. on Greedbay.
Thx a lot.
 
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RB25

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Thx a lot...great! they are by far not as rounded as the one on Greedbay.
The WW2 original I am negotiating right has collar tips like yours & ELC book..but not rounded like a.m. on Greedbay.
Thx a lot.
Good luck with the negotiations, when I purchased the Monarch it took a few weeks to get to a price but it was worth it. I haven’t seen many Monarchs out there either.
 
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