A 2 Monarch Size 42

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Simpli666, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Simpli666

    Simpli666 New Member

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    Hallo,
    my name is Jürgen and i read in this Forum since 2018.
    This is my first thread.

    I have ordered last year my first A2 and i ´m not sure if it was the right decision.

    I like the jacket but im not sure if the jacket fits well.

    Here some pics

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    Best regards
     

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  2. Simpli666

    Simpli666 New Member

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    I think the pics are to big:confused:
     
  3. Earloffunk

    Earloffunk Well-Known Member

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    Fit Looks Great to me! Wear it in good health!
     
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  4. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Alles gut! Perfect fit !
     
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  5. Simpli666

    Simpli666 New Member

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    Thank you,
    i think it was too big.
     
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  6. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Looks presentable to me.
     
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  7. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Well-Known Member

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    Nice jacket and fit.
     
  8. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Fits ya perfect and the 5th AF patch is pretty sweet!
     
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  9. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    It’s a keeper!!
     
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  10. saucerfiend

    saucerfiend Active Member

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    The jacket fits nice body wise. But, typical Eastman product... too long in the body and sleeve lengths. They won't offer shorter lengths, only longer and extra longer. They're ridiculous.
     
  11. Earloffunk

    Earloffunk Well-Known Member

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    To be honest I don’t see anything that is too long - but maybe that’s just me.
     
  12. Simpli666

    Simpli666 New Member

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    Hi.
    This jacket is not from ELC. I had ordered it 0,75 inch longer in the body and i think that was a mistake. I agree saucerfiend........it could be a little bit shorter.
    When i wear the jacket, the jacket falls like that.

    I hope you understand my english.

    Best regards
     

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  13. s4rmark

    s4rmark Well-Known Member

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    ELC took 1/2 inch off the arm length from a Monarch A-2 when I requested.
     
  14. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jürgen, who made this jacket?
    Grüsse/cheers
     
  15. Simpli666

    Simpli666 New Member

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    Okay, i know that this manufacturer does not have a good reputation here.
    It is a Bill Kelso.:Hoppla:
     
  16. Simpli666

    Simpli666 New Member

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    Maybe an ELC would have been better.
     
  17. Earloffunk

    Earloffunk Well-Known Member

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    The jacket is absolutely fine!!! Nothing wrong with BK or the fit!
     
  18. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with it, the fit is fine.

    Just wear the hell out of it and stop thinking about it. Also don't "baby" it. Wear it in the rain, carry some firewood whilst wearing it, and throw it in a corner when you take it off. The worst thing you can do is worry too much about it, and start doing things like laying it out carefully when you're not wearing it, etc, etc. These things looks better the more you wear them and the less you worry about them.

    There's a reason why the A-2s in WWII period photos look so good and that's because the guys wearing them didn't give a shit about them. They just wore them hard.
     
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  19. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Indeed. They made do with what they were issued or could swap with their mates. The more you wear it the better it will be. Over analysing this stuff is self defeating. Check just a few of the thousands of period photos and you will see that there was no standard fit. Yours is fine.
     
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  20. nkang

    nkang Well-Known Member

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    There's some slight tunnelling on the sleeves but that's normal! I am tunnelling on most of my jackets. Yours looks great on you, don't worry so much about it!
     

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