Eastman Leather - Fall / Winter 2012
Eastman Leather’s Autumn/Winter 2012 offering. Gary Eastman, bossman and founder, was good enough to talk us through the line-up. It’s hard not to be impressed by the sheer dedication and hard work that goes into producing these jackets. Trying to recreate functional, military, leather garments with all their bells and (literally in some cases) whistles, is no mean feat.
With an encyclopedic knowledge and an obvious passion for these pieces, Gary has been able to produce spot-on replicas. Even in the case of the updated A-2 ‘Slender‘ – a more slimeline, modern take on the classic, everything is as it should be. USAAF spec plain weave cotton, Crown zipper, worsted wool knit cuffs
Eastman Leathers for Oi Polloi A-1 jacket
Eastman has teamed up with Oi Polloi to create this exceptional take on a 1930’s US Air Force A-1. It goes without saying that all the details you’d expect are present, Capeskin leather is treated to look worn rather than aged, horn buttons and ribbbed cuff and collar give it that authentic feel and while the fit has been somewhat adjusted to suit your average modern consumer, everything down to the rayon label is designed to take you back to the an era where uniforms made everyday clothes look disappointingly drab. Coming soon on a limted run at Oi Polloi