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

B-Man2

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Had to do a run to the office today, so elevator all to myself... this has become my go-to-jacket when it's not too cold and after learning from this forum to stop babying it, it's gotten so much nicer looking.

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THERE YA GO PEOPLE.....
We are finally seeing the results of what many of us here have said for a long time . Beat it up and treat it like an old shirt or denim jacket. Looks great Tjoenn!!
 

tjoenn

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Eastman? Looks amazing. Just ordered a Roughh Wear myself too, should be arriving next week (quick turnaround!).
Yup, Eastman, picked it up at their old place in 2014. You'll be happy with it! Don't do like me though... I wasted two-three years being too careful with it, didn't even wear it in rain. :)
 

bfd70

Member
I really love the look of the A2 (and your’s looks awesome) but i can’t stop believing the leather stopping so high on the arm amd waist would send me into an OCD tailspin.
Seperately can anyone comment on if the pockets are at all useable.
 

taikonaut

Active Member
Had to do a run to the office today, so elevator all to myself... this has become my go-to-jacket when it's not too cold and after learning from this forum to stop babying it, it's gotten so much nicer looking.
You got the look of Ed Harris:D
Nice jacket, is it ELC "Timeworn"?
 

Garylafortuna

Active Member
Yup, Eastman, picked it up at their old place in 2014. You'll be happy with it! Don't do like me though... I wasted two-three years being too careful with it, didn't even wear it in rain. :)
Totally terrific Rough Wear Tjoenn, and beautiful patches. Kudos to you sir.
 

Persimmon

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Umm, no not for me.Maybe it would look better with a darker coloured leather as in the colour of the facings.
I see what you mean about the dark leather to blend it in more.
Then again some good wear and tear will take the newness of it and age it well no doubt.
I guess it’s what you get used to. These jackets look right to me with that off white creamy fleece. For me the dark fleece looks false. Slightly like a vastly expensive Ralf Lauren take on a Irvin style jacket.
But then I know absolutely nothing about these types of jackets !
 
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D97x7

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The colour does look better in real life, both my cameras seem to bring out the worst in it, it's the short fleece that I'm not enjoying, I didn't expect that.
 

Persimmon

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The colour does look better in real life, both my cameras seem to bring out the worst in it, it's the short fleece that I'm not enjoying, I didn't expect that.
How short is it in comparison to a “ normal “ fleece length. What is the issue wearing it with a more shorter fleece.
 

D97x7

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Not very scientific I know, when I push a nail into I only make it about 10mm deep at most. This is not necessarily a bad thing, I was just expecting to be sinking into a nice deep luxurious fleece and I'm not.
Not certain how deep it is on my other Aero Irvin but it's definitely longer.
 

Persimmon

Well-Known Member
Not very scientific I know, when I push a nail into I only make it about 10mm deep at most. This is not necessarily a bad thing, I was just expecting to be sinking into a nice deep luxurious fleece and I'm not.
Not certain how deep it is on my other Aero Irvin but it's definitely longer.
Ha ha. You need to get nail measuring !
 

Micawber

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Nick,
I would be interested to see a side by side comparison between your standard Aero Irvin and the your new black one, just to get a feel of hide colour etc.
 

Micawber

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Thanks Nick, that's an excellent way of getting a handle on the colour tone of the new one. Speaking entirely personally I think I would prefer the body colour to be in the the same darker tone as the tape, but of course that is an entirely personal preference. Funnily enough I was watching an old wartime, semi documentary film in the wee hours on Talk TV about bomber ops [wish I could recall the title of the film] and during the briefing scenes I'm sure I could make out one or two darker fleece Irvin's being worn.
 
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