at 07:54 AM
I am not sure what jacket you are referring to as a "2 piece" black jacket.
Many of our older A/2 jackets had the cream pile body lining which was the
official spec for this type of A/2 jacket. As with any jacket leather or cloth
it should be periodically cleaned to prevent deterioration of the lining and
stitching from dirt and sweat. If the lining is that
noticeably dirty, the jacket definately needs to be cleaned.
at 06:45 PM
It's the cream lining Gail. It used to be brown nylon quilt and was so
much more practial in te older models. I have had luck cleaning the
cream colored lining with my carpet cleaning machine in the jackets that
I own that I bought new. I am a HUGE fan and collecter of these
I-S-674-MS leather bomber jackets. So OK they were original
spec. I was not sure of that. I am still having it replaced in my
collection. I have 18 left to change over at great expense. I
have also had complete restitching and complete overhauls of 6 jackets so far
producing serious works of art. re dyeing and neets foot oil have
also worked wonders.
You must admit though that the cream colored lining soils very easily and if
you don't really keep at cleaning it, it becomes too far gone
and needs expensive replacement. Going from that quilt to the cream
colored lining in the early 1970s wouldnot have been my
at 08:23 AM
We have offered several different styles in the A/2 jackets through the
years. Though most of the jackets had the basic design, the styles numbers
changed based on different types of lining, leathers and slight variations of
the style. The A/2 jackets with the quilt linings were our styles 674 in
steerhide and the 174 in the naked cowhide leather. The A/2 with the cream color
boot pile lining were the 674SM/steerhide, and the 174SM/ naked cowhide
leather. We also made these style with just a polyester twill lining. As a
collector you must realize by changing the linings from the original linings in
these jackets the jacket is no longer a original vintage jacket, but a modified
version of a jacket. The retail cost of the jacket with the pile lining retailed
for more money than the quilt or polyester lined jackets.
The light color lining will show the dirt, but even a dark color lining will
get dirty, you are just unable to see the dirt. Even if you cannot see the
dirt you do not want to wear a dirty jacket or leave the dirty linings in the
jacket to retain a odor or deteriorate from the dirt and sweat.
As I mentioned before all leathers need to be cleaned to remove
the sweat and dirt. Both color linings light or dark need
to be cleaned when dirty. Gail
at 11:40 AM
You have offered several different linings in the I-S-674-M series of
jackets amoung them blinket linings that were way more practial than that
cream colored lining. The quilted jackets with the fur collier sell
for about $ 80 more on Ebay than the ones with cream colored linings but
the cream colored lined jackets do come in larger sizes and longs where the
older quilted jackets don't. And thankGod I have found a way to
maintain the cream colored linings on my jackets that I bought new but some of
the jackets I got on Ebay were / are too far gone and would not take cleaning. I
can't wear a white oxford shirt that has dirt on it at all and I feel the same
way about my Schott jackets that I love so much. Believe me
very very fuew people are in love with these jackets more than me. AS
for maintaining the original specs who cares? It's an improvement
to change to quilt. These jackets are far superior to th
original A2 jackets.
at 01:10 PM
is the lining you 're talking about similar to the one you find on the B-3?
if so, how do you manage to keep it clean as you say?
at 08:30 AM
I have never examined a Schott B-'3. My sucess in cleaning the cream
colored I-S-674-M-S lining( that's synthetic ) has been using "
steamex " ( hot water carpet and upolestry cleaning machine )
pre treating it with the " spotter " cleaning agent that smells like
" LESTOIL " cleaning fuid. In really dirty cream colored pile lining
it can't come out perfect. And of coarse it can't repair the wear.
Lining replacement can't be avoided and is worth it IF the leather is
good. I would not spray the spotter chemical on the leather but the
actual carpet cleaning chemical that is sold in the grocery stores , properely
diluted does not harm the leather. Wonders work on Schott leather with
Ffiebing's Leather Dye and 100 % pure neetsfoot oil. These
products are avaliable from Tandy Leather Factory.
If the B-3 has natural lining I am sure it will be OK but because I have
never worked with one I can't say for sure.
at 10:24 AM
very good thanks, of you get a chance to post a link to your collection of
Schott jackets on yahoo I would appreciate it,,, bye
at 10:30 AM
ok don't worry about the link ... a little searching was enough ... i joined
and i'm gonna give it a look . bye
at 10:42 PM
That gallery in my YAHOO Schott Garment NG is not my collection. It's
far far too big. There are almost 250 photos there. It's the most diverse
photo collection of Schott garments on the Internet. If I could cut and
paste I wouldhave put up a URL.