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

Smithy

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Finally got to wear a proper jacket for the first time in yonks today. Dragged the AVI Bronco out and must say it was nice to wear a flying jacket again.

And before anyone asks, no picture, I was too busy running around like a blue arsed fly with things to do but I will try and take a snap next time I have it out as it's a bit over a year old now and wearing in nicely.
 

mulceber

Active Member
Ah, so it was BK's attempt to get to something closer to the chromium-tanned-pigment-finished leather of the originals? From what you said, it sounds like they aren't going anywhere with it. A shame, it sounds interesting.
 

jeremiah

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No. This was veg tanned.
The pigment finish was too much for what they were after. This A2 is tough as nails but still soft. According to them it was a Japanese tannery and they made a few jackets with the hides they received and never ordered more. Then came victory hide.
That said this jacket is closer to the pigment finished jackets though and the wrinkles on it is insane.
 

Griffon_301

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Happy camper here!

Thanks again Couchy for the great service you have provided me with in selling and sending the jacket around the globe literally....it arrived today, my shiny blue BR L-2a

First jacket style where I bought a size soley based on measurements without trying it on before and it seems to have worked!

It's a size 42 and it is a very trim fit but as it is a light jacket I wanted it just to be wearable with a t-shirt underneath only and that works...
If I can reduce the bread basket a little it might even work with a light sweatshirt or pullover underneath...

Here are the first pics...

Cheers
Phil

Update: tried it with a more appropriate layer underneath for autumn...and it works :) I am an even more happy camper now
 

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ausreenactor

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Happy camper here!

Thanks again Couchy for the great service you have provided me with in selling and sending the jacket around the globe literally....it arrived today, my shiny blue BR L-2a

First jacket style where I bought a size soley based on measurements without trying it on before and it seems to have worked!

It's a size 42 and it is a very trim fit but as it is a light jacket I wanted it just to be wearable with a t-shirt underneath only and that works...
If I can reduce the bread basket a little it might even work with a light sweatshirt or pullover underneath...

Here are the first pics...

Cheers
Phil

Update: tried it with a more appropriate layer underneath for autumn...and it works :) I am an even more happy camper now
Mein Gott! The posties move like sloth men! Sorry about the delay. That's embarrassing. Considering asking for a refund. Glad you are happy with it.
 

Griffon_301

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Mein Gott! The posties move like sloth men! Sorry about the delay. That's embarrassing. Considering asking for a refund. Glad you are happy with it.
ah don´t mind :) it has arrived safely and that´s all that counts for me :)
I can remember when I waited for my first B-3 from ELC when I ordered it nearly 25 years ago...no email confirmation that it was sent and no online delivery tracing...those were really hard 6 weeks :D

btw I am still waiting for a book from the US that was sent nearly 30 days ago with prio delivery...so its not only the Aussie posties that work in a rather relaxed mode during summer :D
 

Smithy

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When I heard you mentioning the black William Gibson B-10 in another thread, I initially thought, no bloody way but the pictures of that look rather good. Sure it's not mil spec but it's a damn handsome jacket that and it really looks great in all black. Two thumbs up from here.

The B-10 has to be one of the easiest flying jackets to wear and one of the most practical. I built a verandah and restored a boat with one of mine a couple of years back ;-)
 
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