What jacket(s) are you wearing at the moment?


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Hey guys ... :)
It’s been a while since I posted in this thread, so I thought I’d share a jacket with you that was finally cool enough to wear today . Even though it’s a repro, its kind of a rare bird in that there were only a limited number of this A2 contract made by John Chapman of Good Wear Leather Co. The A2 Contract I’m referring to is the Cable Raincoat Co. 42-10008P. The original contract for this jacket was issued to the Cable Raincoat Co. of Boston, Massachusetts , in January 1942, for a total of 10,000 jackets at a staggering price of $7.75 each . Now there’s no need for any math algorithms to figure out that the total award of this contract was $77,500.00. The contract called for goatskin to be used as the hide of preference . There were two types of snaps used ; Carr small ring and in some instances larger stainless steel snaps, the backs of which were uncovered, unlike most A2 jackets. The zip in the second version was a Conmar zipper. This contract did not have a collar stand. BTW This contract is no longer offered as an option on the GW website, so I’m not sure if JC still makes this contract A2. I hope you guys enjoyed this little bit of information and the following photos of one of the rarer Good Wear jackets made by JC.


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Hey, Burt, congrats on making it to jacket season! That Cable looks beautiful! I’ve heard John’s goatskin is particularly good - what’s your experience with it been?


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Hey Jan
GW goatskin is some of the nicest I’ve seen. All quality hides that break in and age nicely.
I would rate it a 10 out of a possible 10 for quality and good looks .


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a beautiful sunny day in London so for a quick trip to the local shops a couple of originals, an United Sheeplined (unlabelled and identified by members of this group in the United Sheeplined forum... thanks again !) and a B2 which is now all leather patches on crown over the sheepskin as the finish just kept cracking up over the years, first one patch, then another...... but from a distance it looks fine, still a great cold weather cap and the peak keeps the low level winter sun out of the eyes.

Cheers !