ELC Re issue 16159 "great escape"

Discussion in 'Repros' started by missonnier, Apr 17, 2019 at 12:01 AM.

  1. missonnier

    missonnier New Member

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    Hi guys,
    I'am looking at his Re issue 16159 at the moment, some of you have advice on it and/or pictures ??
    Looking at a size 38 btw ;)
    Cheers !
    Philippe
     
  2. Steve27752

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  3. wittmann

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    on ELC official Website there're big Pictures!
    In my opinion ELC made bad Labels on most of their jackets, the Fonts are little bit bolder than original. This Problem has not been improved since over 15 years

    PS: for only a leather Name tag of this "Great Escape A-2" the customer gotta pay £75.- extra, that's generous.....
     
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  4. ausreenactor

    ausreenactor Well-Known Member

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    Phillipe wants to buy one.... from anywhere....
     
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  5. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    Hi Philippe,
    It has the same pattern and fit as ELC's 27752. The only difference is really the pockets, the finish and the addition of the Hilts name tag/ USAF decal.
    I don't think its looks that great in person... Looks a bit 'fake', scratched... ELC's version of this jacket could be a bit blousy/ boxy depending on your body type.
    Anyway, I think a RW27752 with timeworn finish looks better, esp if you ask for a more subtle finish. Plus, it'll be cheaper.
    I assume you are considering ordering one from Eastman new? If not you could place and ad on ELC's Classifieds asking for one... 'Wanted ELC RW16159 Great Escape A-2' etc... Email Rob at Eastman and ask him to place the ad.
    Good luck and if/ when you get one, please post a review and fit pics ;)
     
  6. missonnier

    missonnier New Member

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    image.jpeg Hi Brettafett,
    Thank you for your advice, yeah, I consider to buy one, 1300 pounds is quiet expensive but I like the finish Re issue ;) the Best way for sure is to find a second hand !
    I have the Luck to find a very Nice BK RW 27752, and I see also the difference with the pockets ;)
    I Will post some picture of this BK beauty.
     
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  8. wittmann

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    Hi Philippe,
    I'm curious where did you find so many used Repro flight jackets? In local store?
     
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  9. missonnier

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    Mainly on Japan market with buyee proxy, plenty of buzz and Real mc coys, still some The few, at least half price from New ;)
     
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  10. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Agree with that.... ;)
     
  11. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking jackets!
     
  12. ausreenactor

    ausreenactor Well-Known Member

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    The ONLY way to buy jackets these days!
     
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  13. Pilot

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    Please allow my little input: " for highly precise and accurate reproduction/quality jackets"
     
  14. jeremiah

    jeremiah Well-Known Member

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    my dream is to buy that RW from you some day Missonier
     
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