Star Sportswear A-2 size 44

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Roughwear, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    yeah, the stars are falling outta the heavens. interesting to me is that all four members examples are made with the lighter colored hides, as against the darker hides more commonly seen.
     
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  2. Juanito

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    This is just awesome to see---my favorite contract.
     
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  3. dujardin

    dujardin Well-Known Member

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    which unit for the Clarck's A2 ????

    anyone to help
     
  4. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    96th bs, 2nd bg, 15th af, i believe.
     
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  5. Roughwear

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  6. dujardin

    dujardin Well-Known Member

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    thankssssssssssssssss [​IMG]
     
  7. jeremiah

    jeremiah Well-Known Member

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    awesome stuff guys. I wish there were more jackets out there for sale in my size 36-38.
    just love the crazy grain and striations on those jackets showcased here.
     
  8. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    Saw thus Star in person at Duxford last year (I'm sure it was this one).... Real class Andrew. Amazing!
    Any 42 originals going, let us know.
     
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  9. 33-1729

    33-1729 Active Member

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    Roughwear, I've looked at this a number of times and am just amazed it is so incredibly well preserved. Simply an amazing find. Congratulations!

    May I please ask how you plan to care for it going forward? I'd appreciate any insight you would provide.
     
  10. Greg Gale

    Greg Gale Well-Known Member

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    Great photos, thanks for sharing. So interesting to see that lighter shade than ELC repros. I wonder if it's because of their age? Will modern ELC repros fade to a russet over time? Or is it simply due to the inconsistency of wartime productions?
     
  11. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    It is highly unlikely that the modern repro would fade.
     
  12. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    They’re that colour because that’s the colour the hides were dyed. Seal hides don’t fade to russet. The top coat can wear off revealing the base layer underneath, but that’s not fading. Some russet A-2’s were redyed seal during refurbishment, and the seal wears off to show the original colour underneath, but again, that’s a different thing.
     

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