You are now admiring one of my 1930s work jackets that I have developed. Patterned using the best aspects from the fundamental designs of a one time prolific vintage work jacket and early aviation equipment maker. Not to mention, this same type jacket was once worn by barnstormers back in the day. All well prior to the advent of the more simple and the later WW-2 era A-2 jacket. Created by me using a handful of these same originals from within my personal collection.Foremost all jackets seen in the descriptive images are from a particularly unique & innovative prewar design. None of the jackets seen in the images attached are available for sale here. Rather fine examples of the same model jacket you can expect to have me custom build for you. I call this particular jacket's pattern "The Edgewater" which was in fact derived from a first model jacket to have come equipped with a zipper for closure and favored by early aviators.
In addition, a namesake one time call name for my late father & career USN attack pilot. One of the handful of original work jackets that I used for this Edgewater pattern can be seen in the last of the descriptive images. It has natural colored hide and built between 1934 & 1935.
Most notably, I have other even earlier made originals in different sizes and models from this same maker. All if which were utilized and incorporated into my design for this particular jacket. While not a one to one duplicate, I have closely followed the original over all design, construction techniques & best aspects of that same vintage design to create this Edgewater jacket offered here. An example of this proposed build is seen as size 46 and seal brown in color within the descriptive images. Among those innovative features from this vintage design are it's original body panel configuration, collar, inset and half gusseted sleeves.
All of which is based on a more complicated design which is not conducive to mass production in general. Because of it's inherent additional needed details those designs which make this jacket all the more unique are seldom seen utilized by most makers. Now & for the most part have been lost to the ages. However, all of which culminates into a smart looking, upgraded & wonderfully comfortable jacket. The reproduction jacket example seen in the descriptive images was done using a seal brown goat hide.The lining is a cotton broadcloth. The zipper is a reproduction M-39 Talon combined with an vintage Talon straight (Hershey) bar slider.
All standard with this build. This build can be done using two different types of external pockets. Either the slash type hand warming or button up patch pockets like seen done on my original.
Always equipped with an internal welted pocket & all as offered originally. One of the notably changes I made was the addition of a leather hanger. None of which were found present on any of my five originals from this vintage maker. Done using a leather compatible vintage bar tack machine. The exact same machine used by Bronco on their War era A-2.
Which adds to the unique overall look for this jacket. Likewise my button holes are all done using my vintage Reece 101 buttonhole machine. Refurbished and maintained by me. Not to mention, among the 5 different machines I will be using to construct your build complete.
Other zipper assemblies can be made available. That seen attached to my example is the most economical. However, among those available are a grommet type zip which were originally equipped with this same jacket's more early models.
All of which would be considered an upgrade. My intention for this build was to keep this jacket light weight.
Because of that I used a soft and pliable thin to medium thick goat for the example shown & hide of preference for this build. Currently, I have a number of goat hides available that I special ordered and in various colors. However, as an upgrade your jacket can also be done using horse hide. Offered here at this price point in goat hide in sizes 36 through 48. Please keep in mind that horse hide and color changes (tea core) is more expensive.
Contact me David Sheeley to discuss & design your build. Please look through the other jackets I offer. Going forward all the jackets I build using my Edgewater design will be labeled Sheeley Bros.
Currently, there is a waiting list. Please contact me to discuss your jacket build. THE EDGEWATER ZIP UP HORSE HIDE WithGrommet ZIP JACKET DESIGN BUILD" is in sale since Monday, February 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Men's Vintage Clothing\Outerwear Coats & Jackets". The seller is "sheeley8yv5" and is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
This item can be shipped worldwide.