Thought it might have been an ELC from the profile. Great to see a passionate ELC customer and advocate!First off, thank you guys for al the kind comments. This is such a welcoming forum, especially for those who don’t do a lot of social media. I was a little apprehensive, but no more!
Ausreenctor- the blue hat with writing is just a store bought Abercrombie and Fitch but the all blue wool hat is one of Eastmans WWII Navy reproductions. It has a leather sweatband inside and is well made. The bill is just a bit longer than current ball caps but not too bad. It fits snug on the dome which I like.
Mr. Mike, I love both the L2A and the B-10. While I tend to wear both in warmer weather, the L2A is great for late Spring and early Fall or a rainy night in the summer. I like the nylon when it is warm but wet out or when warm and breezy. I find it cuts the wind better than the B-10 and of course the B-10 doesn’t shed water. With the fur collar and alpaca lining, I think the B-10 is definitely a warmer jacket and certainly looks warmer when worn. I find the two compliment one another and rarely find myself struggling about whether to wear one or the other. I love the fit of both, but find the L2A to be sportier personally and maybe feels better for me with a pair of sneakers. Watch the sizing on that one though, I went a size smaller and did not regret that at all.
Thanks again all. I do love all these jackets. The Star was my favorite for about a year, but now I am really into the Monarch. Both are just starting to show some great patina. Deciding which jacket to wear is such a great problem to have! I look forward to participating in many more posts here.