WWII Flying Sweaters

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  1. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    I was gonna say, maybe not the same material but the cut appears to be current issue or recent surplus. My young 3rd ID neighbor wore one frequently.
    Dave
     
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  3. Smithy

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    Thanks Falcon, those ATF ones are probably even better for me as I generally need a bigger shoulder size than what period stuff offers.

    Thanks once again for the link.
     
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    Thanks Ken for the heads up. I'm not entirely certain though, the chest measurement might be a smidge on the small side but I really appreciate keeping an eye out.
     
  6. Miles

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    Sweaters stretch. I have an Army Issue that is a small and I am a Large. It looks small but it still looks cool


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  7. B-Man2

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    IMG_6724.JPG Just wanted to share a photo of a few sweaters in my collection. Starting with the top Navy blue Subnarine sweater repro from North Sea Clothing , the next down is a BOB repro from Niff Natucal. The next down is an original US Army mechanics sweater of recent vintage followed by a original US Navy "GOB" sweater of current issue. On the right is a mint original USAAF WW II Mechanics sweater and below it is a Eastman repro of the same sweater. I hope you like them. If you guys have any questions I'll be happy to share what I know about them.
    Cheers
    B-Man2
     
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  8. Smithy

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    Nice collection of wool there Burt!
     
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    Great sweaters! Love the mechanic's ones especially. Do you wear all of them out? (Hopefully not all at the same time!)

    Evan
     
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    Thanks Tim
    I get to wear them occasionally when I travel north or go to the Georgia mountains but I'm sure you could put them to way better use where you are:)
     
  11. B-Man2

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    Well Evan......
    As it turns out...... I live in Florida where the average year around temperature is between 70 to 80 degrees F..........so yes I have been blessed with a few really cool sweaters here...... but I hardly ever get to wear many of them in the climate where I live.
    I guess you could say that GOD does have a great sense of humor.;)
     
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    Funny you should say that, I had my OK submariner on today. Was cold and I'm kicking off the last of the flu but I was snug as a bug in a rug. I'll admit the Irvin helped as well.
     
  13. dmar836

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    Burt, could you post a close up of the USAAF sweater label?
    Thanks in advance,
    Dave
     
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    Gladly Dave
    Here ya go!
     
  15. B-Man2

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    IMG_6730.JPG I missed a fold in the label . This one is better
     
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    Nice collection you have there.
     
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  17. dmar836

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    Thanks sir. A nice one in a good size!
    Dave
     
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