Character building stuff

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Micawber, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    New to me Aero 42-15142 gets its baptism. The previous owner, who purchased it new, only wore this a few times. Sorry, not a Rolex in sight, just a bit of mud

    I really must loose the belly...

    IMG_20181207_093315833~2.jpg IMG_20181207_093818493.jpg
     
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  2. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Well-Known Member

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    Great jacket and you're on the right track.
    As someone here once said: this is an amazing hobby in which repro owners do everything to make the jacket look like a 70-year-old original and for 70-year-old original trying to make it look like a new one :)
     
  3. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    Cut out ALL carbs and sugar mate.
     
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  4. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    A lot of it has to do with some steroids and other stuff I have to take :(
     
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  5. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear that mucker. Truly.
    I dropped 30lbs this summer purely on changing what i ate and drank. Every little helps. And i've not felt this good in years.
    Be well
    Dave
     
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  6. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Dave :)
     
  7. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    This is a lesson for all those that have repros and carefully lie them on the floor, smoothing out creases, who suffer palpitations if they think they see the slightest scratch or discolouration, who worry about them getting sunlight on them, who inspect stitching with magnifying glasses to see if any stitching might be starting to wear or if a knit might be starting to pull, who won't wear them to the pub because they might get beer on them, who turn around and run back inside to change jackets because a slight drizzle has started, etc, etc, etc.

    Take a leaf out of Micawber's book and just wear the bloody things. Don't baby them, wear them, and they'll look the better for it. It's just a piece of clothing not a f#%&ing Fabergé egg.
     
  8. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    LOL
    Yes!!!
    He’s back !!
    Good one Tim!
     
  9. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes!
     
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  10. johnwayne

    johnwayne Well-Known Member

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    Don't think I've ever pulled my zipper that far up on an A2! Guess it was a chilly East Anglia day!!
     
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  11. Micawber

    Micawber Well-Known Member

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    Yep, cold, windy and wet - although the rain had temporary eased by the time my daughter captured that image!
     
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  12. Officer Dibley

    Officer Dibley Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of US Airmen can testify to the gnawing cold of a wet day in East Anglia. Then and now !
     
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