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Pilot

Well-Known Member
Did you buy it ?
Sure not....now knowing its pedigree from here and the hat lounge....&&& ...
sorry..since I have access/can try them on anytime I wish... in shops in Japan ...places
where they sell the/ this this brand and the two other Jp. brands...almost untouched ...(just in case ) ... if I need one....but surely higher prices ....though...plus sizing is an issue...since above Asian 42”...nothing hardly available ....and and and ...Plus I am out of the funny repro “business” as already mentioned .. PLUS and besides all my jackets were (are ) 46”...but I love all comments about this specific jacket...from the past on the hat lounge and here and now.

I am in for a WW2 wearable original in pit to pit 24”-25”.Nothing worth mentioning it on the sales market right now...But I have time...and happy to reward for/ and to the right item.
 
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zoomer

Well-Known Member
Pit-pit 25" (a standard fit size 46 or a mostly unheard-of mil-fit 48) is the single hardest size to come by in secondhand jackets. You'll see quite a few at 24", and the occasional 26" and up, but the demand for our size consistently exceeds the supply.
 

Bloodeagle

New Member
I mean oops someone paid way over price.
450 max.
As I said I washed it hot so it became very stiff, previously Bevan had badly shaved the fleece to make it fit. This pattern is very tight under the arms and has sheepskin gussets. Not a comfortable jacket
Ah thats interesting - I messaged the seller about this jacket when it was listed as igenerally 44/46 is my size - he gave me a full set of meaurements but I just couldnt understand how a supposed 46 could come up so short (quoted as 25") in the arms and body. I am very glad I passed now - he told me it was in 'immaculate' condition
 

Pilot

Well-Known Member
Ah thats interesting - I messaged the seller about this jacket when it was listed as igenerally 44/46 is my size - he gave me a full set of meaurements but I just couldnt understand how a supposed 46 could come up so short (quoted as 25") in the arms and body. I am very glad I passed now - he told me it was in 'immaculate' condition
Lucky you...John here described it all.
 

John Lever

Moderator
Ah thats interesting - I messaged the seller about this jacket when it was listed as igenerally 44/46 is my size - he gave me a full set of meaurements but I just couldnt understand how a supposed 46 could come up so short (quoted as 25") in the arms and body. I am very glad I passed now - he told me it was in 'immaculate' condition
Look at my post.....I washed it and shrunk from a 46 to a 42 !!
 

Mundele

Member
Listed as mint......
Let's be accurate here. It was listed as "Immaculate" not "Mint". And it certainly is in immaculate condition - nobody has dribbled on it or been sick over it. It is in the same immaculate condition as when JL sold it in 2010, since when it has been stored in a moth proof cover and lightly treated once with Pecards.
Whether it is over-priced or not is entirely subjective. Clearly it is a very desirable Real McCoys jacket - hence JL was eager to buy it back at a higher price than he sold it in the first place.
The new owner will hopefully be delighted with it; and if not I'm sure they will sell it on - which is what we all do over and over again.
 

B-Man2

Well-Known Member
I just got a very lightly used Buzz Rickson M-65 for around £190. The guy only bought it last October and paid £450. That seems like a bit of a bargain to me?
Absolutely a great deal ... congrats
But wouldn't you have been even better off buying an original? ... They are around at less money.
 

MeachamLake

Well-Known Member
Absolutely a great deal ... congrats
But wouldn't you have been even better off buying an original? ... They are around at less money.
Probably, I couldn't really see any for sale in my part of the world in my size...plus I know the BR size XL fits me like a glove when I tried it at the popup!

I might see if I can get an original liner though. Presumably they should fit the BR jackets too!
 

B-Man2

Well-Known Member
Probably, I couldn't really see any for sale in my part of the world in my size...plus I know the BR size XL fits me like a glove when I tried it at the popup!

I might see if I can get an original liner though. Presumably they should fit the BR jackets too!
If you have a problem finding one let me know. They’re all over the place on this side of the puddle;)
 
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