What he says, of check on greedbay.Thrift/Charity shops often have cheap Mouton (beaver lamb), fur coats of the correct colour but always check they’re not made of lots of scraps seen together and that they have large enough sections to cut out your collar. Some of the vintage coats are made from bits of Mouton. Search eBay too for ‘beaver lamb fur coat’
This is very helpful. I have a detachable collar for an A-2 style jacket. Love that collar, but looking for the lighter color, as I presented in my original photos. do you do that type of work? I can provide dimensions and exact photos of current collar and how it attaches. Also photos from AERO on the lighter color. Thank you in advance. New to this forum and find it overwhelming and intimidating.Hi All,
I source my mouton from vintage garments. You have to be careful and pick and choose. More often than not they prove to fragile for my purposes. A good half the time they prove to be unusable.
Last season I sourced a decent dark brown ladies garment. I faded a couple of pieces over the entire Summer to include the past couple of weeks.
The end result of a well faded brown mouton that began so dark brown it almost looked black is seen below. .
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I"m after authenticity & I wanted my mouton to look natural and I've never seen a light colored mouton that did not start out as dark until faded on a true issue USN jacket.
That particular mouton seen will be attached to an original pre War M-422 Switlik Parachute & Equipment Co. One of less than 250 jackets that were issued within the USN during the first quarter of 1941. My Switlik's front left panel as seen in the attachment.
As always It took longer than I thought but I have finally sourced all the necessary parts and have begun reassembling that jacket in earnest. As per original my jacket will be restitched in Silk thread complete.
In the end, I'll do a max effort & spend the time with it as to reuse all the original stitch holes. Thereby and in the end leave no visible empty stitches.