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Ja Dubow 27798 (Platon) A-2 jacket review and pics

Smithy

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Maybe Steve!

The problem with this whole flight jacket hobby thing is that if you're not careful you end up chasing a dream, it's like a drug addict after the perfect high. You can end up being always after the perfect jacket, which doesn't exist.

I actually really do not need another A-2. I have two already, they fit me just fine, they're different colours and patterns, and they're both starting to develop nice wear.

But occasionally you get something new come up, like in this instance the new Platon job, and you start trying to convince yourself that you need it, when actually you dom't.

Nope, I'm going to try and stick with what I have and not buy another one until I've worn the bastards completely out.
 

Flightengineer

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Maybe Steve!

The problem with this whole flight jacket hobby thing is that if you're not careful you end up chasing a dream, it's like a drug addict after the perfect high. You can end up being always after the perfect jacket, which doesn't exist.

I actually really do not need another A-2. I have two already, they fit me just fine, they're different colours and patterns, and they're both starting to develop nice wear.

But occasionally you get something new come up, like in this instance the new Platon job, and you start trying to convince yourself that you need it, when actually you dom't.

Nope, I'm going to try and stick with what I have and not buy another one until I've worn the bastards completely out.
Gold words. I have a similar situation with two mine A2s and the same thoughts. Exactly the same.
 

Skip

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Tim, Dubow as Brett mentioned earliar is more boxy than the Bronco, so it tends to be a little baggy around the waist. The shoulder cut isn’t as broad but that is sort of made up for by the roomier upper sleeves that allow your arms more freedom of movement. It won’t look as broad shouldered but should be more practical, while at the same time they look pretty sharp ( if you can remember what mine looks know look like)

I got my Bk tailored to suit my measurements and can say that it’s a very comfortable jacket for my measurements, I’m not sure if Platon allows a lot of tailoring
 

Skip

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Maybe Steve!

The problem with this whole flight jacket hobby thing is that if you're not careful you end up chasing a dream, it's like a drug addict after the perfect high. You can end up being always after the perfect jacket, which doesn't exist.

I actually really do not need another A-2. I have two already, they fit me just fine, they're different colours and patterns, and they're both starting to develop nice wear.

But occasionally you get something new come up, like in this instance the new Platon job, and you start trying to convince yourself that you need it, when actually you dom't.

Nope, I'm going to try and stick with what I have and not buy another one until I've worn the bastards completely out.
Ain’t that the truth!!
 

Brettafett

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Eloquently said Skip... Tim, I would err on the larger side. If your other jackets are a 44, go 46. But there is no harm shelving this for a while. Gives us time to post more pics and convince you. There will be plates and animals thrown at you by your wife yet hahaha
 

ausreenactor

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I love my BK Werber. It rarely gets wear. It is the most expensive A-2 I have purchased. US$300 for a zipper was the first spend. I have a BR A-2 that I just can't stand to be out of... It is a ripper.
 

Smithy

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I came pretty close to ordering one of these but I'm like Brett, I'd definitely need extra length in the arms and body. He's the only guy who got a Platon with extra length which makes that jacket even more unique!

Crunching the sizing numbers, if I got what would fit the arms and body length in one of the regular sizes then the torso would be almost certainly doing a sack impression.

The best jacket though for the price if you have the body shape that suits the Dubow pattern in a regular sizing.
 

B-Man2

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I came pretty close to ordering one of these but I'm like Brett, I'd definitely need extra length in the arms and body. He's the only guy who got a Platon with extra length which makes that jacket even more unique!

Crunching the sizing numbers, if I got what would fit the arms and body length in one of the regular sizes then the torso would be almost certainly doing a sack impression.

The best jacket though for the price if you have the body shape that suits the Dubow pattern in a regular sizing.
Tim
Interesting... if this were a War Time issued jacket what size do you think they’d throw at you as part of your kit?
 
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Smithy

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Tim
Interesting... if this were a War Time issued jacket what size do you think they’d throw at you as part of your kit?
A 44 or 46 probably Burt if they had all the sizes. My Bronco is 44 (and the AVI Bronco is copied off a size 44 original) and is bang on size wise for me. If the QM had chucked a Dubow at me, I'd imagine it would've been either a bit short in the sleeves if a 44 and a big baggy in the body if a 46. I'd imagine though I wouldn't have cared less back then, I would've just been so proud to be issued the mark of an airman, an A-2 flying jacket ;-)
 
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