New member Questions

Discussion in 'Forum Questions / Problems' started by Roughwear, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

    I would hope no one would feel intimidated...we are talking about jackets.............just a piece of clothing/uniform.

    I am not knocking anyone's knowledge but its not like we discuss important world events or nuclear physics.

    I know for the jacket MAKERS its a more serious issue.

    As much time as I spend on it, I always know its not terribly important. In fact, I always refer to my jacket/WW2 interests as "my dumb hobby". Folks who don't get how cool it is, nod in agreement with what I call it.....................
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  2. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

    My post was just to illustrate we all have to start somewhere :>)
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  3. Spitfireace

    Spitfireace Active Member

    I think it's always intimidating to join a new activity club or hobby, but we have to take that first step. I remember 12 or so years ago... a total neophyte ....... had my start at a site called "the 20th century" on Yahoo groups, still there by the way.. but no activity. Bought an original jacket at Aero Leather Clothing in Scotland for some reason and then realized that it couldn't be a daily wearer. So bought another Aero Leather Clothing repro this time. Since then haven't bought leather but nylon and really can't afford the prices as they now are. Used to be a lot cheaper. I would like to buy a B-3 or an Irvin but it is so much money now. I can't buy anything but authentic, once you've had real you can't go back to Avirex.
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  4. Art

    Art Well-Known Member

    Guilty n guilty I'm afraid of wanting to ask and actually asking dorky questions but getting a response nevertheless.
    Often find myself asking a question only to read the answer on another thread. Different opinions and the wealth of knowledge is brilliant I've been a sponge just soaking it all up. Im much better equipped for the future nice one Art
  5. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Very true and you are always learning in this hobby.
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  6. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

    Pasadena, CA USA
    Hey. I got my son a NOS 70's Horsehide A-2 (Avirex) that was a really really nice jacket! And most of us have some lovely beaters that are not top-shelf bits, but we love them. jacket snobbery should be avoided. And not everyone has the disposable income to buy some of the stuff we talk about here and other places...just sayin'.
  7. Carl

    Carl Well-Known Member

    There speaks the man that is the font of all knowledge , he must really get round to writing that book on the hobby .
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  8. Lebensgefahr

    Lebensgefahr Member

    I would imagine that a companion volume about WW2 RAF flying clothing would be a good idea, as someone who has been collecting nearly forty years, i would look forward to finding out all the things i didn't know from someone who has been in the hobby for five minutes !
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