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

B-Man2

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Too hot to wear a jacket but still... looking at the harmonic colour combination... makes me somewhat happy. BTW, anybody interested could google CAPT Amy Bauernschmidt. We finished training together in 1996... guess she'll make her way... Go Brownshoes!
Nice photo... Tell us a little about her. ..
Is she up for a promotion to a General Officer or something like that?
 

Wholenineyards

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Thanks, guys. Amy was until recently the Executve Officer of USS Abraham Lincoln. She might have a chance to get a carrier command if she performs well in her next job. Competition is tough, though, obviously... but it is quite baffling how much you have to give to your service to even reach that point.
Steve, the crusher is of Diamond make, the Flighter. I bought it back when ELC still had those in their stock. A-2 is a GW Monarch I’ve had for a while. The B-5 LPU of late 1945ish (not really very sure, could be end 40s very early 50s) I just picked up from French aeronantiques.com. Inside the flight bag is a real gem for me. A G-1 spec 55J14 (AER) made by Aviators Clothing Co. Inc in my size 44.
 

Wholenineyards

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(Maverickson) commented correctly that it is a tad tight for my frame, those Aviators are apparently tailored tightly at the waist. Plus, I run at a good 220 lbs... as I grow older I am sure I’ll be shrinking... by that time I will have replaced the knits, probably. Nonetheless, a very comfy jacket with a grand smell of Brownshoe history...
 

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ausreenactor

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Some of us don't actually wear our jackets. It will be there ready for when you drop the weight. Hit 172 lbs from 203 lbs the other day... WWII uniforms will fit me again now.
 

Wholenineyards

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Some of us don't actually wear our jackets. It will be there ready for when you drop the weight. Hit 172 lbs from 203 lbs the other day... WWII uniforms will fit me again now.
Thanks for keeping up the hope... I’ll be turning 50 in no time, so shrinkage can’t be too far away... and I am back on a good diet with workout... keeping fingers crossed. Cheers, Markus
 

ausreenactor

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Too hot to wear a jacket but still... looking at the harmonic colour combination... makes me somewhat happy. BTW, anybody interested could google CAPT Amy Bauernschmidt. We finished training together in 1996... guess she'll make her way... Go Brownshoes!
Love it.. Hijacking your pic Sir.

Wool trousers, brown oxfords or russet service shoes. It is a classic combo..
 
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