Re: The Second Coming of the Jacket

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Posted by Max Schulte from on May 09, 1998 at 03:15:11:

In Reply to: Re: The Second Coming of the Jacket posted by Michaelson on May 08, 1998 at 06:49:50:

: : I got mine today as well. The postman left a yellow slip yesterday saying I could pick up the jacket at 8am this morning at the earliest. I was there when the doors opened...

: : I ripped open the package and took a big whiff. Great scent...

: : Michaelson's got the right idea. This beauty should age gracefully. BTW, What exactly is a leather dressing? The only dressings I'm familiar with are the wound, turkey and salad varieties.

: : --Micah

: Tastes the same, use sparingly though.....Seriously, I believe he means a product such as Lexol leather cleaner and strengthener. I've use that on my A2 for years, and I swear the jacket is getting better as it ages in terms of strength. You can buy it at just about any good shoe repair shop or leather care store. Regards. Michaelson

Michealson, may I just ask one thing concerning the A-2: Is yours made
of cowhide? It has probably nothing to do with Indy stuff but I'm just
curious about that. You probably know that the 'original' (the ones
used in WWII) was made of horse leather. However, this was stopped in
the 1950s and cowhide was used. I was desperately looking for a jacket
made of horsehide but could not find a firm which still made em. I
actually found one but the jackets were immensely expensive and you
had to wait were long (they had some kind os waiting list there).
Anyway, I bought the cowhide version as an act of desperation.
...I'm just interested if you bought the cowhide as well...



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