Goed gezegd ! (very well put)Vcruiser said:Jeeze
Please everyone..stop apologising....
We are all entitled to our opinion....and tastes... reguardless of nitpickers or surpreme experts. I could care less if one of them might think I didn't do it their way.
This is a good question.The 50.Cal is a little darker than my depot redye Aero 21996. The back of the collar snaps are exposed on the ELC and covered by the lining on the original. The pocket flaps are more pointed on the ELC, but there were angular ones on some originals such as the Aero 42-18775-P. Both originals have Talon zips rather than the Crown. Apart from these minor differences they are very similar. As I said earlier the ELC jacket is not meant to be an accurate copy of an Aero, at least this is what Gary told me. However there is no other original jacket which the ELC 50.Cal is similar to.Curahee said:Great photo's Andrew, cheers. How do you rate the detailing of the " Aero 21996 look" compared to one of your originals ?
The top part of the Eastman is looser and bigger with big sleeve tops and a big underarm area tapering to a smaller waist. The GW shows a more WW2-like tube shaped body, smaller sleeve holes and a squarer look overall. Hard to put your finger on but definitely a comparison oif a "modern" vs. WW2 pattern IMO! As far as the pockets- I'm not sure anybody scalloped their pockets that much in WW2- they remind me of Aero of Scotland- a bad memory ! Again- IMO !Jeff, I see immediately your point about the collar, but what do you see as the significant discrepancy viz a viz the rear view of the jackets? Apart from the sleeve length they look the same to me. Maybe Andrew and John have different length arms!?!?!?
And I'm not saying this to rile you, but I like that deep scallop on the pocket flaps!
How about some pictures of it in the Anything and Everything A-1 thread when you get a chance?CBI said:I ordered an ELC A-1 from HPA today (the older model - their last one in my size no less!!!!.) They said they will be (if I understand correctly) offering the 50 cal. for US customers as of now.