Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company

Diamond Clothing Co. Cable Raincoat A-2 Jacket
Price: $849.00 (new unused condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: comfortable in the right size
Leather: veg-tanned russet Horween horsehide
Snaps: NOS United Carr line-20 black oxide ring snaps
Knits: mid-brown wool
Thread: mid-brown cotton
Zipper: reproduction Conmar with vintage Conmar slider
Size: 46

This jacket is a reproduction of the 42-10008-P contract by Cable Raincoat Co. of Boston Mass.—the second of three contracts awarded to Cable Raincoat Co. This contract was first placed by the Army Air Forces on January 19, 1942, with a quuantity of 10,000 jackets.

Though this contract was primarily made in russet goatskin, examples do exist in horsehide as well. This particular jacket is made with a beautiful 3oz. veg-tanned aniline finished horsehide from Horween of Chicago, ILL. The hand of this hide is actually quite soft, yet dense and quite comfortable. The hides are procured in an unfinished state of tobacco brown, and finished with our own technique. This begins with a tumble to bring up the natural grain and a day long drying process. The hides are then hand rubbed with pigment in multiple colors to achieve the desired effect.

The jacket is pre-aged after completion, so that it looks like a well preserved but well used vintage original A-2.

Tell-tale signs of Cable contracts include a relatively square flap, large neck hole, as well as very gracefully rounded collar points. This contract is most often seen with the mid-brown knits associated with it.

Fit of this contract is quite comfortable in the correct size, as the cut is generous, with well shaped sleeves.

The zipper on this jacket is a reproduction by Waldes with a vintage brass Conmar slider, which were commonly on this contract (Kwik being the other brand used). For the snaps, vintage NOS United Carr snaps have been appied, just like original Cables had. We've seen black and silver models on originals, along with ball-stud snaps. Having original United Carr snaps is a treat we believe our customers find quite cool.

This is a test jacket that was made up as a "proof of concept" on the new leather technique, and in the John's size to allow for pics to be taken. The jacket is made with rather soft knits, which aren't quite as crisp a wool as our usual knits.

As with all of David's A-2 jackets, this particular jacket is numbered down inside the left sleeve (on the lining) and happens to be number #73. This is done to hopefully, in the future, discourage anyone from trying to sell the jacket as an original, once it has more age on it.

This jacket will ideally fit a person who is 5'10" to 6'1", with a chest circumference of 42-43", and weight of 180-205 pounds.

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Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Diamond Clothign Co. Type A-2 Jacket Horween Horsehide
Sizing Chart


Jacket dimensions:

 Front along zipper 24"
 Front chest under arms 25"
 Back width under arms 25.5"
 Back height 25.75"
 Shoulder width 19.5"
 Sleeves, from shoulder to end 26.75"

Diamond Clothing Co. Cable Raincoat A-2 Jacket
Price: $849.00 (new unused condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: comfortable in the right size
Leather: veg-tanned russet Horween horsehide
Snaps: NOS United Carr line-20 black oxide ring snaps
Knits: mid-brown wool
Thread: mid-brown cotton
Zipper: reproduction Conmar with vintage Conmar slider
Size: 46

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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