Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Acme W535-AC-21996 A-2 Jacket
Price: $900.00 (new condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: this pattern is very comfortable in the correct size
Leather: Horween soft pigment horsehide, dark seal brown
Lining: correct mustard cotton
Thread: light OD cotton
Snaps: vintage United-Carr large ring snaps
Zipper: previously used vintage M-42 Talon zipper
Size: 46

This jacket is an identical creation of what Aero had been making in their W535-AC-21996 A-2 contract. The jacket is made with Horween horsehide, which is soft and of a lighter feel, which would be common for many jackets of this contract.

The horsehide has plenty of natural grain, and will become much more grainy as the jacket is worn. The finish on this horsehide is durable, but over a long time, with much wear, the top seal color will fade and show the lighter brown base color.

The knits are a reddish tone, identical to what Aero used on almost all jackets of this contract, as well as their next contract, 15142, and some of the last 18775 contract. We believe that the Army, under duress of wartime procurement difficulties, purchased reddish yarn for a good price, and didn't care that the knits had a very different shade than the leather.

The zipper is a used WWII M-42 Talon, but it works just fine, and looks great. There's a little bit of verdigris in the teeth pocket (where the teeth join, under the outermost point of each tooth), but this has no effect whatsoever in how the zipper operates.

The snaps, which were made by United-Carr, are literally identical to those used on Aero's 21996 contract. We have a very healthy collection of these vintage snaps, made in 1943 for the Navy, and they operate perfectly, and are in as-new condition.

The jacket would ideally fit someone in the range of 5'10" to 6'1" with a chest of 43-45", and a weight of about 185-205 pounds.

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Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Willis & Geiger M-422 Flight Jacket

Sizing Chart


Jacket dimensions:

 Front along zipper 24.25"
 Front chest under arms 24.5"
 Back width under arms 24.5"
 Back height 27"
 Shoulder width 20.25"
 Sleeves, from shoulder to end of cuff 26.5"

Good Wear Acme W535-AC-21996 A-2 Jacket
Price: $900.00 (new condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: this pattern is very comfortable in the correct size
Leather: Horween soft pigment horsehide, dark seal brown
Lining: correct mustard cotton
Thread: light OD cotton
Snaps: vintage United-Carr large ring snaps
Zipper: previously used vintage M-42 Talon zipper
Size: 46

Payment

Payment can be made either by credit card, check, or using PayPal.com, with our moniker of info@goodwearleather.com. For credit cards, please email your intent to purchase the jacket, and we will email a SecureNet form to fill out with your credit card information. Shipping costs in addition are $50.00 for customers within the U.S.A, and $80.00 for customers outside of the U.S.A., using USPS EMS trackable shipping.
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