Wednesday 26 January 2011

Type A1 military leather jacket for French Cancan (last part)

My best A1 jackets for you…Japanese repros from Buzz Rickson, Real McCoy's or american from LVC. All are in snug sizes to fit tight !!! Military models in horsehide, coton with the famous USN type 37J1, wool with "wolf" chest insignia, black and red tartan from the last Buzz R. collection…hybrid 20's/30's motorcycle cafe racer with A1 design and pockets and unlined goatskin civil models…Cushman made A1 models few years ago in deerskin and Freewheelers have a fabulous natural color pointed flap pocket actually for sale. I don't know any other repros anymore…About american brand, I've never been satisfied by LVC leathers, compared to the details and fabrics of japanese manufacturing but those two models made in portugal and pakistan are so roots and poorly finished that they really look original…and queerly,  I use to wear them often !!! For info, I changed bad plastic buttons of the tan model with original casein 30's art deco ones…of course this detail is not a DETAIL !

Monday 24 January 2011

Type A1 military leather jacket for French Cancan (part 2)

Amelia Mary Earhart (born July 24, 1897; missing July 2, 1937; declared legally dead January 5, 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross, awarded for becoming the first aviatrix to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots. Earhart joined the faculty of the world-famous Purdue University aviation department in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. She was also a member of the National Woman's Party, and an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.

Up above, my 3 favorite pics of Amelia…