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

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

  1. Art

    Art Well-Known Member

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    Looks very nice mate
     
  2. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Love those defenders
     
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  3. Earloffunk

    Earloffunk Well-Known Member

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    Me too - have a lot more class than their American cousins I think. But they require a lot more work than jeeps.
     
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  4. s4rmark

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    Today I am mostly wearing a Buzz Ricksons L-2B over an Aero leather Paratrooper sweater.
     
  5. D97x7

    D97x7 Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd don the Aero Irvin today
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  6. saucerfiend

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    Nick,
    This Aero seems much lighter than the Eastman. Is it? Also, which is closest in you opinion to war time hides? Looks great, BTW!

    Brian
     
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  7. Art

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    EE6C49CF-AEC1-48BD-AF35-59CBE59D0B8D.jpeg My buzz B15a and awesome belt courtesy of Jeremiah
     
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  8. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Well-Known Member

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    Nice B15 @Art, any patching plan?
     
  9. Nickb123

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    Definitely not lighter than the Eastman Star I used to own speaking of leather thickness itself. It is just broken in from the previous owner. :)

    I have yet to handle an original (though my neighbor claims to own about five of them...) but from what I've read on here, Eastman's thinner 2.5-ish ounce horsehide falls more in line with original weights...

    But as for my subjective thoughts, the Aero looks truer vibe-wise. Again, it's probably attributed to the previous owner, having had it for 2 years prior, wearing the thing and breaking it in.

    The Vicenza is probably a little more elegant than what would have been originally issued. I think for that, possibly a thinner Lost Worlds would get closer to it. Eastman's seal Warhorse I'd had was nice, albeit a rather prominent shine to it. I imagine it'd have developed a fine drape too...but sold it. That said, Eastman's price increases aren't a nail in the coffin for me-the smaller details aside, the Aero is a superior jacket IMO. I'd like a 1401 from Eastman still however.
     
  10. saucerfiend

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    Nick,
    This Aero seems much lighter than the Eastman. Is it? Also, which is closest in you opinion to war time hides? Looks great, BTW!

    Brian
     
  11. saucerfiend

    saucerfiend Active Member

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    Sorry, wrong Nick. Was referring to Nickb123's Irvin.
     
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  12. Nickb123

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    D97x7!
     
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  13. Art

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    No I like to have plain and a painted versions of the various jackets I own and only patch the cheaper ones or my older B3 as it's in its peeling phase of life
     
  14. D97x7

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    It certainly feels it to me.
    A bit difficult for me to answer the second question as I've never handled an original, but to my mind it's the Aero, although I believe originals may have had denser fleece.
     
  15. saucerfiend

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    The Aero seems much more like the originals Andrew Swatland used to post and review. Sure miss him on VLJ.
     
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  16. Lebowski

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    Nick, what size is your Aero Irvin shown on the photo above? It fits you great!
     
  17. D97x7

    D97x7 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, it's a 42.
     
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  18. D97x7

    D97x7 Well-Known Member

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    ELC Roughwear B-3
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  19. kowalski

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    I HAVE QUESTION ;
    here we give photos ONLY VINTAGE JACKET ? there are some rules for restriction ? or ALL ( and contemporary) of which we have dressed at the moment ?\day


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    DX97X7 as always, the class number one, GREAT
     
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  20. saucerfiend

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    Nick,
    You're the guy for a B-3. That's for sure. Question … which B-3 is the shortest length?

    Brian
     
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