At Headwind Mfg Co, we take great care and pride in hand selecting the materials that go into our reproduction and vintage inspired creations. We use only 100% cotton thread, 100% Woven Wool Knits, and high quality leathers in all of our products.

Period correct 1920's / 30's Reproduction Hookless Zipper

Exact Reproduction of Original Labels

NOS 1920's Casein Button


Russet Steerhide

1.3mm Thickness

Chrome tanned / Pigment finish

About Our Materials

Our 100% wool knits are woven with no seams, in the same way they were produced back in the 1920's - 1940's. They are an essential piece when making an accurate reproduction. Our knits are authentic looking, durable, and come in many colors to choose from.

Black Steerhide

1.6 mm Thickness

Full Aniline finish

OXblood Capeskin "Superior Grain"

1 mm Thickness

Chrome tanned / Pigment finish


Dark Russet Brown Horsehide

1.5 mm Thickness

Chrome Tanned / Pigment finish

Seal Goatskin

1.2 mm Thickness

​Chrome tanned

We now have authentic jacket repair supplies available for purchase. Click the link below to go to the Supplies Page

From our full grain leather down to our 100% cotton thread, we use period correct parts in all of our vintage style creations. Our liners are 100% cotton sateen, and our buttons and hardware are an exact match to the parts found on the original jackets we are reproducing. Even the labels are exact reproductions of the originals down to the thread color, font and text size.

Chestnut Capeskin 

.8 to 1 mm Thickness

(Correct vintage weight)

Chrome tanned / Pigment finish

All of our leathers are high quality, full grain hides. No fake surface graining or paint coatings are applied. Most of our hides are chrome tanned, a process that has been in use since the 1850's. Many original vintage flight jackets were chrome tanned. This process results in a leather that is more durable, water resistant and colorfast than vegetable tanning.

100% Wool Knits

Period Correct Parts

Seal Brown Steerhide

1.3 mm Thickness

Chrome tanned / Pigment finish

Light Russet Brown Horsehide

1.1 to 1.2 mm Thickness

Chrome tanned / Pigment finish