New US Authentic M-445

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  1. John Lever

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    You have a jacket room ???
     
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  2. deeb7

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    Oh yeah ... they hog all the wardrobe space in there, so I bought them a free standing rack as well. They keep the drapes pulled, run the dehumidifier all the time, bowl of vinegar, bug spray with a timer ... they seem happy. ;)
     
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    Is anyone allowed in ?
     
  4. airfrogusmc

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    Hey Bevan you're right its already a bit of a PITA especially with the new leather and the button holes but the one thing I do like is when they're unbuttoned and I'm driving the jacket doesn't ride up as much. You know I would have gotten an RMNZ or Few M 445 (love their jackets) they just didn't make one big enough :( . Having said that this is a very nice jacket and its killer warm and very well made.
     
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    I thought my wife was cool letting me keep a vintage 1950s coke machine in the KITCHEN to keep my long necks in. :lol: You got me beat bro.
     
  6. deeb7

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    I like them ... see, you've got your foot in the door. ;)

    The M445 looks magnificent, and I'm also waiting for the wearing pictures ... outside, collar up, plenty of snow.
     
  7. airfrogusmc

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    Thanks Deeb, I am very pleased with quality of the jM445 I also really like the pocker flap shape. Yeah, I'll get some photos soon though not much snow around here right now. I think they got killed farther south. I think were suppose to get 4 inches or so Tuesday?

    John said he's shipping the 39 Werber on Monday and my A-1 is coming back with it (he had it for sizing) so I should have the Werber and the A-1 back by Wednesday. I'll try and get wearing photos of all then. Should have some snow too.
     
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    Gangster No. 1
     
  10. airfrogusmc

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    Don't I need a really oversized B-3 with a hood for that :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  11. bristolherc

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    Allen, looks like you nailed the length. My RMNZ M-445 was 1 to 1 1/2" too long, which made a PITA as we've discussed, undoing both buttons for sitting down just loaded up the end of the zip, and the length made it hard to reach into my pockets.

    Bevan
     
  12. bfrench

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    Looks freaking fantastic - great call when you had it home made.

    Bill French
     
  13. airfrogusmc

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    Thanks Bevan, Yeah I talked at great length with Dover about not wanting it to long. My old M 444 was to long. If I unbutton the two bottom buttons it doesn't ride up when I drive. I've seen photos of them long and short. I prefer shorter than longer.
     
  14. airfrogusmc

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    Thanks Bill and all for less than a grand. Hows that Dubow breaking in ?
     
  15. bfrench

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    It's been worn just about every day since I got it 5 Nov.

    I think it's about time for some pics.

    Bil French
     
  16. airfrogusmc

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    I agree. I'll bet its really look'n the part.
     
  17. airfrogusmc

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    Still wait'n for some photos Bill. ;)
     
  18. airfrogusmc

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    I replaced the paper clip slider with this beauty from Clark. THANKS CLARK!!

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  19. airfrogusmc

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    Guys, had it for 9 years and it is time to make room in the closet so it's gotta go. I am 6'2" 250 for the photos of me wearing the jacket for idea of fit. Here are some photos of how it looks today. Will sell for a great price. No holes or tears in the jacket at all. Non smoker home. The buttons were replaced with USMC WWII buttons and the slider is now a 50s crown. PM me if you are interested. Priced to sell. If I don't hear from anyone if a few days it is going to ebay. It is a REAL BEAUTY and will be missed. Especially on really cold days like we just had.
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  20. John Lever

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    Looks great and great to hear from you !
     

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