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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
A short profile of Oak Street Bootmakers put together by Common Machine Productions. Brought to our attention by SF, behind the scenes at the factory, we hear from the labels creator and see some of their classic styles being put together. “The son of a cobbler, Oak Street Bootmakers founder and designer George Vlagos apprenticed at his father’s shop where he learned the craft of shoemaking from an early age. Today, George seeks to preserve the heritage of fine shoemaking through thoughtfully designed and attentively crafted shoes.”
“We all need an antique brown leather Harrington jacket. Band of Outsiders makes this lovely version. The Italian made jacket has all the features you would expect from a Harrington, so I will not go into too much detail. What I will say is that while the world’s banking is collapsing (again), you should at least look good for under $2000 US. The dollar is cheap.”