A Poor Mans L-2b ..... (which actually isn’t bad)

B-Man2

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Like most of us around the world, I’ve been spending a lot of time at home, fixing and cleaning out things, and doing a lot of “Honey Do’s” . You know.... “honey do this and honey do that’. So ... now I’m bored and looking for something to do. Now the other day I found a good deal on a second L-2b . I had a blue one that I really think looks good for a repro, so I went back to the company I purchased it from and ordered an olive green one. At 6’1 , 220lbs I’ve found that the XXL fits me nicely and for about $113.00 shipping included , I think it’s a good 2nd tier repro. I’ve had a Buzz repro of this jacket and it’s definitely nicer but it’s 4 times the purchase price of this one. These L-2b repros are basically heavy duty wind breakers but with a sweater under it, it can definitely keep you warm on cold nights . I almost forgot to mention that the zipper puller is reversed and on the left side, while I’m not bothered by that, some may be.
Here’s a few photos of both of them together.
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Rutger

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Not bad at all, not bad at all. A bit blousy, and waist band might looks quite tight (as in being very elastic)?
 

dinomartino1

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Jin Rui Shi from China.
I have never seen their stuff in person but they look like the cheapest priced half decent repros you can get, Bronson is better but are priced accordingly.
Looks better than the old alpha vintage series which where oversized and crappy looking pale green and blue and go for silly money on ebay now.
I should of hung on to my blue Brents L2 and green Alpha replica series MA1.
 
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dinomartino1

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B-Man2

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Burt would you mind pointing me towards their EBAY account? Think the jacket would be a perfect base for a "ALIENS" themed repop ...
Here’s the seller on EBay Thomas .
I have some patches for it and I post a photo with the patches laying in it to give you an idea of how it looks
Cheers
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B-Man2

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Forgetting price, how does the fit and quality compare to the Buzz Rickson or Bronson Mfg...?
Cabbie
After our off line discussion regarding blousing I took a look at some of these photos and decided to order a navy blue one, only this time one size down to an XL from an XXL. I checked the posted measurements and there wasn’t much difference in the sleeve length and shoulder width but the chest and body size diminished by 2 inches . Doesn’t sound like much but we’ll see. Regarding your question I’ve had a Buzz and while the quality of the Buzz is a little better, I don’t think it’s $300.00 US dollars better. I like them for the price and as I mentioned you can wear a jumper under them and get as much or more warmth than an A2. Of course this is just my opinion.
 
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