Ask, and ye shall receive... My GF purchased one as a Christmas gift for me, along with a goatskin Bronson A-1. The jackets should be arriving in about a week, and I'll be sure to post reviews. I saw a thread regarding the A-1 at the 'hat place' awhile back, and thought it was a decently constructed jacket with nice goatskin.. The B-10 didn't look bad either for what it is..I just googled some photos and it looks pretty good for the money but the proof is in the flesh. The only thing that struck me was that the sleeves look a bit blousy compared to an original. I'd be interested to read a review.
Thanks! I am pleasantly pleased for certain..Congrats!
What size did you order, can you post your measurements ? Thanks.
Here's the sizing chart for the B-10 (although it appears that most of the stock I saw available yesterday is now gone since I posted):Is there a size chart somewhere - I looked, but gave up...
Looking forward to some pics.
Yep, the 37J1 is next on my list from Bronson.. I have the W&G repro, but the shell is very light-weight. Going by the B-10, and goat A-1 I received, I'm sure Bronson's 37J1 will be great quality as well. Bronson appears to be in direct competition with the Japanese vintage / military-style garment makers, only at more reasonable prices.Those sizes look almost conventional (L = 46"?).
They offer a 37J1 that really interests me and worth a throw at that price.
Assuming it's jungle cloth, of course. Hard to make out clearly from the photos.
I found the W&G to be too blousy and soft (not to mention the wrong colour), whereas the RM 37J1B is superb, but doesn't run large enough (vintage 44" max, I think). Buzz is a little easier to find but is still relatively pricey.Yep, the 37J1 is next on my list from Bronson.. I have the W&G repro, but the shell is very light-weight. Going by the B-10, and goat A-1 I received, I'm sure Bronson's 37J1 will be great quality as well. Bronson appears to be in direct competition with the Japanese vintage / military-style garment makers, only at more reasonable prices.
As for the sizing, I knew the B-10 had a thick lining to consider, so I went for the XL with the 48" chest, and luckily, it worked well. It was fantastic to have both the B-10, and A-1 fit me exactly as I like in vintage-style military jackets.
I've owned many jackets up and down the price-scale over the years, and the Bronson A-1 is indeed about as good as any of them.. Actually, I prefer the tough-as-nails goatskin to the 'proper' capeskin. I'm not sure how they came up with 'sheepskin and cowhide' in their description... The jacket is made from goatskin of a decent thickness.. I have a 44" chest, and the XXL fits like a glove. EDIT: The XXL is actually labelled a size 44 on the tag, not XXL. The B-10 is tagged a size 42.Just looked at the A1 which is described as sheepskin and cowhide. It looks as good as any others on the market. My only concern is they don't take Paypal I just worry about cc details on the Web. From the size charts I would need a xxxl 42/44.