What about Low Budget B-10 repros ?

pierregloom

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Thanks ;) !

It's quite funny to see that every jacket has it's own little details making them interesting.

Are red knits on a B-10 a Buzz Rickson's creation or it may have existed like that 80 years ago?
I assume I'm tempted by Bronson's Khaki version because of that feature.
 

Brettafett

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It's an invention. No B-10 came off the production line with red/rust knits. Great looking combination though.

I think this was mentioned elsewhere, that it was a Buzz or RM invention...
But maybe someone at some point 70-80 years ago replaced the knackered knits on an original B-10 with what was at hand, red/ rust/ brown and wallah... In the future people are making highly accurate repros (with rust knits) and debating the details... The human condition.
 

pierregloom

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It's always funny for a French to read "and wallah" written like this, as we say "et voilà" !
And this fun fact goes well with your comment @Brettafett about the historically incorrect details taken for real facts. This highlights the difficulty for historians to separate the true from the false in nowadays saturated with communication's society ;).

But red knits are cool ! :cool:
 

Brettafett

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Hahaha, yes exactly.

And you know, there's an original B-10 out there somewhere with rust knits...
Just like an original A-2 with olive knits (Hub Zemke's A-2).
 

pierregloom

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Bon... et bien voilà quoi ! ;) now I want a B-10.
Pierre, I'm going to follow closely your choice of B-10. It could be useful to me.
And it can be the same with a lot of thread on the forum : hmmm, this thing looks great, that stuff is cool... And you're planning to have multiple things when you were here only for informations about an historical jacket o_O:D !

About my choice of B-10, I am certainly not going to order one before next year, but Bronson's one looks interesting for me for the moment ;).
 

Kermit3D

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Not sure you saw these Pierre, but here's some context...
ELC, Bronson and Bob Dong
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Buzz B-10
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Bronson B-15A
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ATF's new B-10... I dint like this jacket at all. Fit was weird. Shape ws weird. Cost a fortune to import.
I love my ATF Tanker to death, but sorry... not the 10
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It's great to see this ! Very useful to get an idea of the general cut. Thanks for this post

Your B-10 ELC is awesome.
 

Kermit3D

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I agree. Can't comment on the new version but the first run were great. I bought two of them because they were so good and the pattern excellent IMHO.

Absolutely love my first gen ATF ones.

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Nice jacket, I especially like the color.
It seems to me that pockets are not centered. Is this a specific detail has a period contract ? Or is it a sewing error that simulates wartime production ? :p
 

pierregloom

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Comparison between BOB DONG (khaki/red version) and BRONSON (OD version)

both are size 44 - the BOB DONG version is more roomy as can be seen on the shoulder seems
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Bob Dong jacket looks great, but is that the picture or my screen that making it looking more 'sand' than 'khaki'?
BTW I really like that color too, that's also why I also looked at Five Star Leather B-10.
 

Smithy

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I think this was mentioned elsewhere, that it was a Buzz or RM invention...
But maybe someone at some point 70-80 years ago replaced the knackered knits on an original B-10 with what was at hand, red/ rust/ brown and wallah... In the future people are making highly accurate repros (with rust knits) and debating the details... The human condition.

I posted about this here Brett...


It's a great looking combo but complete nonsense in regards to historical accuracy.
 
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