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

B-Man2

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It's turned mild and damp in London, so popping out to post the Irvin I sold on ebay in an unusual (unlined & no USN stamp on left breast, anyone know what it might be ?) post WW2 N4 type jacket from USS Kearsarge - a CVA33 long-hulled Essex class aircraft carrier launched May 5 1945 and commissioned March 2 1946 served in the Korean War and Vietnam War then scrapped in 1974, according to Wiki.
Along with a pair of original chinos, nice and baggy as I like my trousers. I've never had much repro stuff, as original was reasonably (?) priced in the 60s/ early70s but still have a no-name cheapo A2 repro that I used on the bikes , didn't warn to take chance of ruining an orig. and a B.R AN-J-3A from 20 odd years ago, it's still stiff as a board as I've only worn it about 3-4 times.
Your jacket looks to be a USN Vietnam era A2 jacket. Not to be confused with WWII A2 jackets. Hope that helps
Cheers
 

Art

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Wow art I love that RW!! Look at that grain!! What’s the story on the patch? Did you put it on? Was it a bomb group from the war?
I know chaps it is far more wearable and less restrictive. Artie are u familiar with an artist called josh of “Joshs flight jackets” I got it from him as it is and it’s the 511th bomb squadron the ball boys is a term used for those who have completed 25 missions thus known as a lucky bastard
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Artie

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I know chaps it is far more wearable and less restrictive. Artie are u familiar with an artist called josh of “Joshs flight jackets” I got it from him as it is and it’s the 511th bomb squadron the ball boys is a term used for those who have completed 25 missions thus known as a lucky bastardView attachment 28094
i yeah i know of josh. i recognize the back now. cool
 

B-Man2

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I'm wondering about an ANJ3 and that looks good. How do you get on with it?
Lord
This is probably one of the most comfortable jackets I have . A lot of freedom to move your arms around and nothing binds or tightens around your shoulders. It’s basically a m-422 jacket without a mouton collar . It looks Long in the back because I pulled it down to straighten out the back for the photo.
The goatskin is nicely done and flexible .
I hope that helps answer any question you might have.
Cheers
 
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