We certainly are Mulceber, but I'm not sure who else is!Agreed, Stanier - I think you and I are on the same page?
If someone posts here looking for the best value A-2, as they have, my take away has been 80% plus talk of Platon's jacket with Five Star gaining ground. The build of Platon's jacket is reported as being up there with best makers and five star seems a little more vague or early doors but significantly cheaper. These seem like the undisputed bargains - who else is there? Same with some looking for usaaf kitbag as a fun item weekend's away. (Can't wait for those to return!) Seems hard to beat the value of SoF.
Picking over the latest Good wear versus a Maverickson Navy jacket would be a while other ball game and not my intent at all, for example.
Sometimes I think we inadvertently slip into taking ourselves too seriously. If a soul wants to ignore the advice here then fine! I'm sure the guys at ELC still sleep soundly at night regardless of this forums thoughts about their products and pricing!