Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
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Good Wear Aero 42-18775-P A-2 Jacket
Price: $1,200.00 (very lightly used condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: comfortable in the right size
Leather: heavy veg-tanned Italian cowhide
Lining: mustard shade of cotton
Knits: Aero reddish wool
Thread: olive cotton
Zipper: vintage nickel M-42 Kwik zipper
Size: 44R

This jacket is a test sample made by John to see how a small group of vintage Kwik zippers operate. The leather is a very dense veg-tanned Italian cowhide, which we've colored to a dark brown, and this darker brown shade wears down to the reddish finish below. We've done some aging of the finish to make it look used already, and after a few months of use, it'll really look vintage. The leather is quite heavy, moreso than our Shinki horsehide, but it's still comfortable. For this pattern, we've taken apart an original Aero A-2 from WWII. Each detail and nuance of the design has been reproduced.

These Kwik zippers are quite solid, and look so cool. We have a few, and many more Kwik sliders to go on reproduction chains that are typical 1940s cotton. But, rare fully vintage Kwik zippers are a treat. And if the Kwik is fun, we've also used vintage United Carr snaps. We have a small trove of originals from WWII in perfect condition. These are identical to what Aero installed on this contract in 1942.

This jacket has only been worn to the photoshoot. It's almost brand new. The jacket is slightly larger than what John is usually photographed wearing. This form of cowhide is a little squeaky when new, but this goes away with wear.

Aero's 42-18775-P contract was awarded on 25 May, 1942, for 50,000 jackets. Though most of the jackets in this contract were made with pigment russet leather, a small portion did have seal brown leather and the reddish Aero knits, mostly seen on the previous two Aero contracts. And, this is the Aero contract that had a number of Kwik zippers used as seen in this one.

This jacket will ideally fit a person who is 5'10" to 6'2", with a chest circumference of 43-45", and weight of 190-220 pounds.

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Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Good Wear Aero 18775-P Type A-2 Jacket Italian Cowhide
Sizing Chart


Jacket dimensions:

 Front along zipper 24.75"
 Front chest under arms 25"
 Back width under arms 25"
 Back height 27"
 Shoulder width 19.75"
 Sleeves, from shoulder to end 27"

Good Wear Aero 42-18775-P A-2 Jacket
Price: $1,200.00 (very lightly used condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: comfortable in the right size
Leather: heavy veg-tanned Italian cowhide
Lining: mustard shade of cotton
Knits: Aero reddish wool
Thread: olive cotton
Zipper: vintage nickel M-42 Kwik zipper
Size: 44R

Shipping
Our standard shipping costs are $45.00 for customers within the U.S.A (insured Priority Mail), and $72.00 for customers outside of the U.S.A., using USPS EMS trackable shipping.

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 (within the USA - we have to receive your information via phone or email for international transactions).
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