French repro

Officer Dibley

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I’d love to know what one of these looks like with some wear. Anyone got any experience of them ?
Dave
 

Pilot

Well-Known Member
Any interest in this one?
Its a good 44-46” chest ( despite the labeling).
All functional.
Has the extremely rare and original bag which goes with it.
Was for sale here a while ago... The tyre kicker
never paid for it. Was listed here for 380 Euro incl. EU shipping.
Overseas pay extra.
Pm for serious buying intention welcome.
Note : courier shipping only, which might be costly for overseas. As usual PP for F&F only.
If interesting I can officially list it again.
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Officer Dibley

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Nice jacket Brice.
Are yours & mine both repros ? How can tou tell the difference against an issued one ?
Someone (smaller than me...) is sure to snaffle yours up quickly. They are hard to find even on ebay France.
Dave
 

Pilot

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Nice jacket Brice.
Are yours & mine both repros ? How can tou tell the difference against an issued one ?
Someone (smaller than me...) is sure to snaffle yours up quickly. They are hard to find even on ebay France.
Dave
Mine is surely no repro...( was issued to me ).
The differences are:
The zips, the studs,buttons, the sleeve pocket, the tag....etc.
Not saying yours is a repro, sorry.
Need to check details so I can tell immediately.
Yes the good ones especially with the round sleeve pocket are an almost impossible find.
 

Officer Dibley

Well-Known Member
Mine is surely no repro...( was issued to me ).
The differences are:
The zips, the studs,buttons, the sleeve pocket, the tag....etc.
Not saying yours is a repro, sorry.
Need to check details so I can tell immediately.
Yes the good ones especially with the round sleeve pocket are an almost impossible find.
Cool. I’ll post some pics when i get it and hopefully it’ll be genuine beyond doubt.
 

Officer Dibley

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Jacket arrived today. I’m very pleased with it. As it is a 104xl, i was taking a bit of a flyer as i am a definite 112r. Pleasantly surprised to find it’s loose on me and length is perfect.
Hide is great. No damage, just a bit of L’eau de footlocker in the lining. Nothing a good airing won’t sort out.
Nice internal knit cuffs too.
Pics below. Burt, fit pics to follow at the weekend ;)
So if you think Pilot’s 96 might be snug, think again, i reckon it would fit a 104 chest.
Dave

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Officer Dibley

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Thanks Burt.
These do seem to fly under the radar but as there have been good repros around for years, (Doursoux sell them) there must be a following - just perhaps not amongst those more fixated on WW2 only ...
At least mine was actually flown by a military pilot which is more than can be said of the repros
Dave
 

Pilot

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Thanks Dave!
All well described and said.
BTW, mine is still available, its a rare early one ( oval sleeve zipped pencil pocket ) same as on the am photo...
 

Hazayad

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I’d love one of those !!

I actually answered my own question. The jacket below was on ebay in the UK for £99 incl p&p so I pulled the trigger. I don’t care that it’s a repro
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For what its worth, I don't think its a repro. The label is military and the sleeve pocket is 2nd gen. The zips look to be Eclair (all 4?). So, great catch by the looks of it.
 
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