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Current inventory

nkang

Well-Known Member
Sadly us the younger members might either not have the opportunity to snatch a well-fitting original or just don't have any intention to own originals...

My current rather unimpressive leather stock:

Eastman Leather Clothing House A2 size 40
J. A. Dubow 27798 (Greece) A2 size 42
Aero Leather Clothing 16160 Trainee A2 size 40
Headwind A1 with customized collar size 42
Steve Sellers Willis & Geiger M422a size 40
 

Stony

Well-Known Member
Sadly us the younger members might either not have the opportunity to snatch a well-fitting original or just don't have any intention to own originals...
They're out there to be had, you just need to know where to find them. Personally I do not go on ebay to buy originals anymore (although I would if it were something special). Craigslist, military shows and personal contacts are my most used venues for finding originals.
 

Carl

Well-Known Member
Original shearling
HLB B3 second contract named and researched
Bronco A2 29191 named /researched
Aeroleather Beacon B7
Poughkeepsie AN-J-4

Original cloth
Stagg B10
Daan B15
Ben Greenholtz B9
Moda Coat B11
Albert Turner B11
Aeroleather Beacon D2

L W Foster G1
Imperial leather and sportswear G1

Reproduction
ELC B3
ELC A2
BR Oldin Dennis endzone twill B10
 
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Garylafortuna

Well-Known Member
The Flight Jacket collecting virus attacked me about four years ago, although my interest in leather jackets goes a little beyond that, back to the Indy era, with a few motorcycle jackets thrown into the mix. I have one original M-422A, but my main interest is in repros, so here goes.

Leather:
* Rough Wear 1401P in russet horse by Diamond Dave. Seriously patched 23rd FG, CBI, blood chit, 14th AF, etc.
* JA Dubow 20960 in seal horse by Good Wear. Super thick horsehide.
* Aero 1711P in russet horse by Aero Scotland.
* Aero 15142P in dark seal horse by Aero Scotland. Closest color to black without being black.
* Rough Wear 18091 in seal goat by Good Wear. This goatskin contract came originally only in russet but John made one jacket in seal.
* Monarch Mfg. 23378 in russet horse by Good Wear. Beautiful shade of russet.
* Headwind A-1 in oxblood capeskin by Jay's crew. The original oxblood color has since been changed to light russet. Extremely supple easy to wear.
* Buzz Rickson William Gibson Edition G-1 in black shrunken buffalo hide purchased from HPA. Very heavy but classy. Charles said; 'wear it with a cashmere sweater'.
* Buzz Rickson G-1 in seal goat., Got to love G-1s with the freedom of movement. Great jackets.
* Original Edmond Church M-422A in light seal goat. Seen better days but still wearable. Cuffs and waistband replaced.
* Roadstar Motorcycle jacket in russet horse by Eastman Leather. Has the cold weather wool lining.
* Custom made Indy Jacket in seal goat by Gibson & Barnes. Where the addiction started.

Cloth/Nylon/Nomex:
* B-10 by Bronson.
* B-15A by Bronson.
* USN 37J1 by Bronson.
* USAF B-15C mod by Buzz Rickson
* CWU 45/P
* USN hook deck jacket by Pike Bros.

The time is nigh I think to put a padlock on the door. Sheesh............ Gary
 

B-Man2

Well-Known Member
Garylafortuna
Outstanding collection!!
Hey wait a minute, didn’t you tell me I needed help with my addiction;)
 

Garylafortuna

Well-Known Member
Many thanks sir. Without a doubt you've got it bad Burt. You belong in the Flight Jacket Collectors Hall of Fame. Charter member.
 

Art

Well-Known Member
OK I'll be nice and play along:

Eastman Star Sportswear A-2 size 40
80s Airex A-2 size 40 (adorned with patches and a Memphis Belle artwork)
AVI LTHR G-1 Size 42 (VF-84 patches)
WPG Irvin size 38
Bronson B-15 size 40 (487th FS patch)
Bronson 1955 MA-1 size 40

(not a very respectable collection compared to some of the above :( )
Those real air miles count triple tho Greg and all u get to experience and see up there.. Genuine envious eye from me
 

Petersson

New Member
All of my jackets are originals.

B-G Inc. 55J14 G-1 USS Randolph sz 44 named
H&L Block M-422a with WWII and post WWII patches named
Monarch M-422 sz 38 (no name strip, but pilot identified)
Edmund Church M-422a sz 42 named
Monarch A-2 23378 size 36 w/14th BS patch named
Rolen Sportswear L-2B sz small (belonged to same pilot as the above Monarch A-2)
I think I'm done unless I find another original, feel that I already don't get to wear them all enough.

Original A-2 Cable Raincoat
Original G-1
ELC Mixed Batch Perry Sportswear B-3
ELC Roughwear B-6
ELC Roughwear A-2 (23rd ftr grp)
ELC Ostmann
Headwind A-1
ELC Roughwear A-2 (23rd ftr grp) Looks like a beutiful jacket, have to save some money to buy one som day.
 

Nickb123

Well-Known Member
Hello,

As promised, I took some time to make a picture of my original A-2 jackets.
There are 19 jackets there but of course I've forgotten one, the last one I've bought and was stored in another place.
So the right answer is 20 A-2s !

The 19 jackets :


And the last one (a beautiful Poughkeepsie size 46, 445th bomb group)



Tim.
Holy smokes.
 

Brettafett

Well-Known Member
Ja Dubow 27798 42 (Platon)
AVI Bronco 42
AVI 55J14 G-1 40
Cockpit WW2 Gov Issue with Blood Chit A-2 36 long
Headwind HL Block M422a 40 (unworn and F/S)
ELC B-10 40
Schott Suka Souvenir Flight Jackets x 2 versions

Have a BK A-2 on the way, and am waiting for the 'new' AVI Bronco/ Perry A-2s also.
Feel this year is going to be a goodie where flight jackets are concerned ;)
 

Marv

Well-Known Member
GW RW27752 A2
GW Dubow 20960 A2
ELC RW27752 A2
ELC Pearl Harbor A2
Cooper A2
ELC G1
BK GF M422a
LW Foster G1
Brill Bros G1
Ralph Edwards G1
Martin Lane Co G1
ELC B10
ELC Irivn
AVLC Irvin
Pike Bros N1 Deck Jacket
RL N1 Deck Jacket
SoF Tanker (pattern n0.1 & pattern no.2)
Skyline MA-1
Alpha MA-1 x 3
Alpha N2b Parka
Weintrub Bros L2b
Wested Indy Hero
Wested Skyfall
Levis LVC 1930 Menlo (Skyfall)

* Apparently my wife say's I have too many jackets, can't see why :)
 
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D97x7

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BK Dubow 1755
ELC .50CAL A-1
Aero pre-war Irvin
ELC 1940 Irvin
ELC .50CAL B-3
ELC Roughwear B-3
ELC S.F.A.D. B-3
ELMC C-3 vest
Bronson B-10

I feel inadequate ;)

Oh and

Aero Cheyenne
Aero Teamster
Aero Highwayman

Feeling better now :D
 
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Art

Well-Known Member
Gents..

Putting the collection into the porta-robes before our new year move. Fifth house move in seven years.
Thank you "service needs". One of my peers is having a hissy after moving for the first time in nine years?

Have been offloading a few, then realised as many are coming in...Mostly BR Tankers??

Given the current exchange rate and the shipping surcharge I am hanging onto the inventory for a while..

Leathers...
ELC RW 27752 40 - Murder Inc Art
ELC House Vintage Russet Horse 40
ELC Air Comfort 44 - With Jerome and half painted (2.5 years AWOL)
RMNZ Dubow with Jerome 501 PIR ART - 46
BR RW 23380 Horse 42
Saddlery 88 USAF A-2 40L - Australian Avn Patch out

Others...
ELC Early RAF with original DOT zipper and hanging chain - 40
CAB Clothing Khaki Deck Hook with Ties' USS Atule patch - Medium
BR Oldin-Dennis B-10 40 - VGC
BR Rough Wear B-10 40 Blonde Collar- As new
BR Early Stagg B-10 40 - Enlisted patch out
BR Buzz Rickson B-15 - 40
BR B-15A Mod - 40
BR B-15C Mod - 40
BR Tanker OD - 40
BR Tanker Brown - 42
BR Tanker OD - 44
BR William Gibson Tanker - 44
BR L-2 Reed Products - 40
BR L-2A Superior Togs 40 Green Knit with 9th FBS patch out
BR L-2B Tops Apparel 509th Patch out - Large
BR Commercial L2 - 42
BR MA-1 Large TAC COL Jennings patch out
BR William Dykie M41 - 40R
BR 37J1 USN 42 - As new
ATF Tanker - 4th Ranger Bn
ATF M41 - Glider Pilot F/O patch out
ATF M41 - New Unworn
Unknown Jap Tanker (half neck Talon zip) 531st Bomb stencil - 40

Off to the tropics again so they will have a 3 or 6 year hiatus..

Couchy
Dying to get my hands on an air comfort couchy , that's a great collection you've got but do u mean you've lost the comfort and was it painted ?? I’d defo like to see it if at all poss nice one Art
 

Art

Well-Known Member
Leather =>
- AERO Real Deal seal
- AERO Redskin B-3
- GW NoName contract 27753 russet
- GW Perry seal
- GW A-1
- M-422a Fried. Ostermann
- G-1 Flying Equipment

Cloth =>
- Mash NAF 1168
- W&G 37J1

Regards

Ties
Did u still have your Aero b3 in redskin ties
 

Art

Well-Known Member
Given the current "Global Crisis" I am hanging onto the inventory for a while..

ELC RW 27752 40 - Murder Inc Art
ELC House Vintage Russet Horse 40
ELC Air Comfort 44 - With Jerome and half painted
BR RW 23380 Horse 42
Flightsuits Horsehide A-2 40 - 380th BG Patch
Saddlery 88 USAF A-2 40L - Australian Avn Patch out
BR Commercial B-9 Medium
BR United Carr N-3B Large
Cab Clothing Khaki Deck Hook Medium
BR N-1 Navy - Medium
BR Oldin-Dennis B-10 40 - As new
BR Oldin-Dennis B-10 40 - VGC
BR Rough Wear B-10 40 - As new
BR Rough Wear B-10 40 - VGC
BR Early Stagg B-10 40 - Enlisted patch out
BR Buzz Rickson B-15 40
BR Rough Wear B-15 40 - 82nd Airborne 1LT
BR L-2 Reed Products 40
BR L-2A Superior Togs 40 Green Knit with 9th FBS patch out
RM L-2B Skyline Clothing Medium
BR MA-1 Large TAC COL Jennings patch out
BR 37J1 USN 42 - As new
ATF Tanker - 4th Ranger Bn
ATF M41 - Glider Pilot F/O
ATF M41 - New Unworn

Not starting on the WWII Class A's. Counting on the 'The Pacific' to kick the value of USMC stuff in the guts. Bought up big before Flags of our Fathers but the bug did not bite like the post Band Of Brothers frenzy. Fingers crossed.

Just made a move and have enough robe space for the lot. Concentrating on the family until after the holidays and will then hit "Mr. 13%"(Discount for volume!) again.

Regards..

Couchy
Also I notice that most your jackets are a 40 but why is the comfort a 44 ,cheers Art
 
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