Show Us Your Eastman A1s, A2’s, B-3s, B-6s, D-1s. Irvin’s. B-10s, B-15s, and Buzz Ricksons’ etc.

bn1966

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Certainly my A-1 also fits trimmer than my A-2 (both ELC 48) & sleeves are slimmer..completely different jacket as Nick stated and somewhat lighter in Cape.
 

B-Man2

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So a slimmer body and sleeve openings? Do you think size up from a comfortable A2 sizing going to an A-1 ?
Depends on if you want a period fit or not . Check out some period photos and you’ll know if you want that look . The jacket is fairly lightweight capeskin unless you go for one made of another hide. So you may want to go up a size if you plan on layering . Of course living in Florida, it’s an ideal jacket for cool evenings with a tee shirt .
 

YoungMedic

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I was toying with buying one for work and wearing the *** out of it in the winter months. Was considering goat to stand up to heavy wear but not totally comitted. Definitely have to be a dark seal finish though. I was eyeing some on the Bay but wasnt sure about how they wore compared to the A2 style jackets
 

Nickb123

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I was toying with buying one for work and wearing the *** out of it in the winter months. Was considering goat to stand up to heavy wear but not totally comitted. Definitely have to be a dark seal finish though. I was eyeing some on the Bay but wasnt sure about how they wore compared to the A2 style jackets
Mine certainly picks up scratches easily. I trust it's durable though (with care of course, meaning, don't get it caught in your car door). Here's the thing...if you have all of these high hopes buying an Eastman, you MAY be a bit disappointed in the lightweight nature of the jacket. The whole "heft=value" thing. However, in the repro department it drapes totally distinctly (in a cool 20's way) from anything else, is well-built, and wears truly easily, in a class of its own there. I love it.
 

bn1966

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The A-1 is one of my all time favourites and my go to on a summers evening being so light. It does pick up marks and stains but just remember that it is a flight jacket designed as practical garment. My 48 A-1 fits trimmer than my 48 A-2.
 
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917_k

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I recently acquired this BR B-15C Mod on EBay for the bargain sum of £160. It’s a gorgeous jacket in very good condition and with a very thick filler is perfect for the colder weather. It’s a size 38 and so I think I’m pushing it a bit size wise and it does ride up rather, but If I ‘own it’ it looks okay:

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ausreenactor

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I recently acquired this BR B-15C Mod on EBay for the bargain sum of £160. It’s a gorgeous jacket in very good condition and with a very thick filler is perfect for the colder weather. It’s a size 38 and so I think I’m pushing it a bit size wise and it does ride up rather, but If I ‘own it’ it looks okay:

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Fit looks alright from the pic.

Love how the contrasting stitching around the collar screams 'Mod'.
 
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