What jacket(s) are you wearing at the moment?

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Roughwear, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Greg Gale

    Greg Gale Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that was a good deal, that jacket. Fits you as if it was tailor made!
     
  2. Steve27752

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    My monarch is a 44" as is my ELC BoB Irvin.
     
  3. Pilot

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    First recent great photo without using an elevator...:) :) :)...
    Super fit...great B D B-10...All...nice pics anyway even if most in the mirror and stainless steel cage... thx for sharing.
     
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  4. Brettafett

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    Tah. This tells me that a 40 should fit me very well.
     
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  5. Brettafett

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    :D
     
  6. Flightengineer

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    How quickly mail work, guys :)
    Great fit.
     
  7. MeachamLake

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    I've got an Eastman M422-A arriving in the post tomorrow. Excited! :D I'll probably need to return it for a longer custom size, but we'll see - they're a longer cut to begin with from memory.
     
  8. Lebowski

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    M422A is quite a long jacket by defolt, it usually fits better to tall men.
     
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  9. MeachamLake

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    Yes - you're right. I remember the guys at the ELC popup telling me that they don't tend to sell as many of the USN jackets for that reason - I guess most average sized men think they look too long when compared to the image of a flight jacket in their head perhaps?
     
  10. Wholenineyards

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    Finally, cool to fresh evenings, one finds great joy in the autumn up north. Rejoycing over the Buzz Rickson B-15C, size 42, unpatched... IMG_3173.jpg
     
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  11. Lebowski

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    It's M422A' feature, not all G-1's family jackets were such long as M422-A.
     
  12. Wholenineyards

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    Checked. Yes, the Frame says RE USA 14 on the left bayonet, Frame Italy on the right... they were issued, so I didn't care...

    Oh, amend, I may have checked the wrong glasses. Those in the picture were old ones. I just checked the ones before me and they actually have a blueisch tint, plus no bayonet but regular rounded ends which go behind the ears. Also issued, in 2012 (shoulder shrug). Don't know. They work. I can see better:)
     
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  13. B-Man2

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    Nice jacket
    Nice fit
    Congrats.
     
  14. Flightengineer

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    Yesterday's excellent MA-1's review from Greg, the right weather and my day off today pushed me to wear my MA-1 this thursday on walk.

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    This is Skyline Clothing Corporation MA-1 jacket, contract da-36-243-qm(ctm)-8922-c-61 from 1961 year. My lovely piece of early jet era :) very heavy sage-green nylon and warm thick wool/cotton lining.This is one of the first contracts with the orange liner.

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    My photographer and copilot for today ;)

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  15. Brettafett

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    Whats the Co-pilot wearing? Thats an awesome father-daughter pic Dmitry!
     
  16. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Dmitry that‘s a real cool pic with your daughter!

    Congrats
     
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  17. Flightengineer

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    Thank you, Brett :)
    Copilot wearing Alpha MA-1 Vintage series USA made in 1990s.
    All my hope for her. The eldest son is already an adult and became a musician. Daughter still with me and she love flights and planes :)

    Thanks Thomas.
     
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  18. Pilot

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    Dmitry, congrats also to the jackets...but essentially to the co-pilot.
     
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  19. Flightengineer

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    Thanks, Brice. While she is going to repeat my path, but she may still change her mind :)
     
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  20. Brettafett

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    Show her this Dmitry. Her name is Maria and she flies Twin Otters in the Maldives. (lots of Youtube videos for inspiration).
    If you have never been there... Maldives are Paradise! Twin Otters in paradise....
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