Posted by Zippy from sa-165-227-138-186.cruzio.com on March 14, 2001 at 12:15:26:
In Reply to: Color of the USWings "Old Cow" Jacket? posted by The Spatsman on March 14, 2001 at 11:52:12:
Seems like you're comparing apples to oranges. The "Old Cow" IS lighter in color than the goat or lamb. The goat is a new-finish jacket. I'm not sure about the lamb, but I think it is more of an "antique" finish -- not new, but definitely not distressed like the Old Cow. The Old Cow is a vintage distressed jacket, and can't really be compared in color to the darker goat and lamb versions, and I don't think it was the intention of US Wings to try to exactly match the color of their old cow jacket to the actual jacket that Ford wears in the movies.
: Those of you who own one of these "Old Cow" jackets...
: The praise and enthusiasm for these new jackets is impressive. The accuracy and light weight of the jacket make it sound like a worthwhile purchase.
: My issue, like the fedora ribbon of an earlier post, is the color.
: USWings Goat and lamb seem to have the color dead to rights, but that "Old Cow" seems really, really light in color, almost coffee brown. I appreciate that the photos at the USWings site are not too terribly accurate, but the difference in color between this jacket and the others on the same webpage is rather extreme. it seems to me that for accurate color and flow of material, lamb or goat is still the best option, unless you go with FS jacket, where deer is apparently an option.
: Anyone disagree?
: I'd love to hear I'm wrong on this...
: ~The Spatsman
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