BR / Bronson L-2 comparison

Officer Dibley

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Already have 2 BR L-2a’s. One all blue, t’other with olive knits. Both superb jackets but pricey when new.
I ordered an L-2 from Bronson via ebay a week ago. Today it arrived.
First impressions are very good. Weighs the same as the BR - which suprised me.
Has good repro Talons. Knits are great. Nylon feels similar weave and heft/drape. Linings are supposed to be different so can’t compare but looks very much like a Buzz L-2.
Bronson is an XL. But fits like a BR 42”.
I will wear it with jeans as i think it looks better than the blue jackets. Both go with chinos.
So, for £105 with shipping, what’s my verdict ? Much like the old Weintraub (and Platon A-2’s) it is great value for money and not like the awful MA-1 repros - although more expensive than those for sure.
I’d recommend them.
Incidentally, great customer service. As soon as i ordered i got an email asking for height, weight etc to ensure i hadn’t ordered something that would not fit the chinese sizing. In fact i’d ordered an large and was told the xl would be better. Good call.

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B-Man2

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Dave
Bronson looks awesome but short in comparison to the Buzz . It that just the way it was laid out for the photo or are the measurements actually shorter. Also as Im a size 46 would you recommend the largest size Bronson for me? Lastly ... do they have a XXL?
Thanks for your input.
Cheers
 

Officer Dibley

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Thanks Burt. It is shorter & smaller than your L-2a.
I’ll email you the ebay vendor and if you contact them, i’m sure they can advise you better than i.
Stand by for incoming !
Dave
 

CBI

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I hav edene the same thing having side by side Bronson, BR nylon. Unless one is a fanatic, the Bronson's are great buys and IMO, no need to spend the extra $'s on higher end stuff. If one cna find a BR used for a great price, go for it. But NEW vs. NEW ......... Bronson might be the ticket Just IMO
 

MikeyB-17

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I'd be interested in the EBay vendor myself, I'm eyeing up a B-10. When I looked at a size chart on ebay the sizes sounded a bit odd-48" chest for a 42??
 

CBI

Well-Known Member
I am ver happy with my Bronson B-10. Not THAT far off from the high end versions and for much less.

Agreed, I wish they offered a larger range of larger sizes.
 

MikeyB-17

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Anybody ever get hit for customs charges buying stuff like this off Ebay? I’m very tempted by a B-11, but don’t want to get stung.
 

Officer Dibley

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Anybody ever get hit for customs charges buying stuff like this off Ebay? I’m very tempted by a B-11, but don’t want to get stung.
I didn’t with the L-2 Mikey. Unlike the US where even if i pay the greedbay estimate, i still end up paying more when an item arrives. I’ve given up on items in the us from greedbay.
Dave
 
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