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Offline Propwash

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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2014, 05:48:03 PM »
Here is my painted D1.  It has the 615 Bomb Squadron 401 BG insignia painted on the front.  It has a few repairs but is still a favorite of mine as it actually fits me.
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2014, 05:34:44 AM »
Rob that's a great jacket , love the artwork .
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2014, 07:29:19 AM »
Uber-cool!
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2014, 12:30:42 PM »
Latest arrival at the home of ol'LB   A pair of A6 winter flight pants , to be used with the TYPE B7 parka , not in bad shape at all , zippers and suspenders all in good order . The leather pieces are still supple and the knits have very little mothing

Thanks to Propwash for taking a look at these before i got them !!!   ;)

Only one contract for these IIRC ???  AERO LEATHER Beacon NY

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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2014, 08:44:13 PM »
Here are a few photos of my classic and rarely seen B6 Aero Leather contract in 42R.  I just finished replacing all the zippers with original wartime Talons.  Took a bit of time to restitch through all the original leather holes but the end result is well worth the effort.
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2014, 10:23:37 AM »
Beautiful jacket Rob , You did an outstanding job .
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2014, 06:51:48 AM »
I have a mechanics shearling jacket and pants. They were in a very poor state with holes, rips at the seams and other issues, I brought it to a leather repair shop and the man did a very ggod job at repairing the jacket and pants. I need to find a full sized mannequin now to permanantly display both.

I will have to find the before and after pictures and post them..

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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2014, 06:56:50 AM »
Here is a shot of the before repairs..

The shoulder on the jacket was almost completely seperated and the pants had been folded for so long they tore at the folds..

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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2014, 02:31:57 PM »
Nice set, I am on the hunt for a set of A3 Trousers in redskin like the set you have there!!  Hard to find these days for sure!!
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2014, 02:38:03 PM »
Watch out Smitty !!!!   ;D
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2014, 07:49:31 PM »
So here is a head scratcher.  I picked these up recently and was interested to see the mil-spec tag absent of order number or contract.  They appear to be a variant somewhere between the A3-A5 trouser.  I can only assume these must have been a prewar or civilian production. Anyone ever seen a set like these or provide any info on Air Associates?
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2014, 10:40:08 PM »
I'm bound to say I've never come across that manufacturer before. Nice lookin' pair of shearlings though!
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2014, 01:22:22 PM »
They are interesting..

Never heard of that company before either

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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2014, 01:25:16 PM »
Im sure that i read somwhere that AIR ASSOCIATES were based out of an Army Airforce field , but  could be wrong and thinking of somthing entirely different !!!

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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2014, 02:04:09 PM »
So here is a head scratcher.  I picked these up recently and was interested to see the mil-spec tag absent of order number or contract.  They appear to be a variant somewhere between the A3-A5 trouser.  I can only assume these must have been a prewar or civilian production. Anyone ever seen a set like these or provide any info on Air Associates?

I knew i had read somthing elsewhere regarding AIR ASSOCIATES Rob !!!!!!!!!!!!

" air associates was a civy co. that supplied both a-1s and a-2s to both civilian pilots and aac-aaf airmen. the company was at mitchell field, [garden city now], where there is now a museum "the cradle of aviation".

" but are dismissed by many collectors due to their misunderstanding of what they were . there is some discussion about security aviation togs, and air associates being two branches of the same company, though there is no documentation to support this thesis."

Hope this helps everyone ??

LB
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