New Acquisitions: Bronson N-1 and A-2

adfrost

Well-Known Member
I've joined the Bronson club! I ordered both of these via AliExpress on Feb 3rd, but shipping was delayed due to coronavirus closing down China's shipping infrastructure for a few weeks. First impressions are that these are very nice jackets for the money. I can't imagine a BR being 3-4x better to match the price. The N-1 is a size 44/XXL, the A-2 is a size 42/XL, and the fit on both is pretty much perfect. The N-1 feels like the bulkier jacket due to the thicker lining. I like the chest pocket on the A-2...perfect for a phone. The one surprise is how bulky the sleeve cuffs are on both, due to the interior knit and extended cuff. That's a lot of fabric intersecting in one spot.

It seems like the next step is to give them both a cold wash or two to get rid of the smell & get rid of the brand-new appearance. Not sure how much wear they'll get this season if it keeps warming up as both seem like they will be very warm jackets.


Front Fit - Open
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Front Fit - Closed
by Aaron Frost, on Flickr


The Cat Approves
by Aaron Frost, on Flickr


Front Fit - Open
by Aaron Frost, on Flickr


Front Fit - Closed
by Aaron Frost, on Flickr
 

Thomas Koehle

Well-Known Member
Like both of them but since the A2’s are still available as originals I never considered getting a repop.

I own a couple A2’s and never saw that USN stencil on it

Anyway - based on my experience with some BRONSON N1 the jacket will age nicely with a wash and some wear ...

Great buy
 
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