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

Pilot

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A BR Deck Jacket in 42, with an old tired Cold War warrior beside me at closed Luftwaffe Air Base Fürstenfeldbruck in Bavaria. USAFE SKYBLAZERS might have formed here. The failed hostage liberation in conjunction with the 1972 Olympic Games terror act took place at this very spot and prompted the establishment of GSG 9.
Was stationed there in „ dem blauen Palais“
( blue palace) for a while...
Had a few rides in the JaboG49 Alpha‘s
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Smithy

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. I love it. I was there 1989, later I went FLY NAVY and never regretted it. I still go anually for the Medical. The base is so deserted, it's depressing.
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There's something terribly melancholic about forgotten airbases. The silent buildings, and the weeds growing in the cracks in the tarmac and all the rest of it.

Philip Kaplan has captured it brilliantly in some of his books on WWII aerodromes and airfields used by the RAF and USAAF.
 

Smithy

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Apart from taking the rubbish out I haven't set foot outdoors all day so a jacket free day. Weather forecast bodes well for the Irvin tomorrow so I'm a happy chappy.
 

Wholenineyards

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There's something terribly melancholic about forgotten airbases. The silent buildings, and the weeds growing in the cracks in the tarmac and all the rest of it.

Philip Kaplan has captured it brilliantly in some of his books on WWII aerodromes and airfields used by the RAF and USAAF.
Today I felt like Harvey Stovall in Archbury. Including dry leaves gingerly tumbling by...
 

petermack09

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Love this , love the collar,,doesn’t feel like I’m wearing a suit of armour,not so sure about the hookless zip though.this jacket was clearly unworn so hopefully it will get easier with use,have used zip lube and it’s running smoother I’m just being doubly careful getting it properly connected.chuffed to bits .
And perfect for this weather that’s just started,,ffs
 
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Otter

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We have 2 degrees Celsius and horizontal sleet and hail here. My plan for either of the sheepskins went out the window. Unflattering layers of polyester in the form of Swandri and Paramo.
 

Art

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I misunderstood the gist of this thread. Now that i understand that it means one should post a selfy EVERY day of oneself in the same jacket (or two at most) and with a local weather forecast and description of what one is up to, best i get selfying. Of course, bring England, i’ll be reporting rain EVERY day :p
i been thinking the exact same funny enough
 

Art

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Love this , love the collar,,doesn’t feel like I’m wearing a suit of armour,not so sure about the hookless zip though.this jacket was clearly unworn so hopefully it will get easier with use,have used zip lube and it’s running smoother I’m just being doubly careful getting it properly connected.chuffed to bits .
And perfect for this weather that’s just started,,ffs
That’s nice ,I glad to see u got yourself what u wanted so hope it’s all good
 

petermack09

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That’s nice ,I glad to see u got yourself what u wanted so hope it’s all good
Thank you,I’m delighted with it,I’m also happy as I was worried after hearing that It would be a Japanese size 44,and possibly be snug on me.This isn’t the case and I have been wearing it paired with my Arthur Beale rollneck and it’s extremely comfortable and doing a great job of keeping storm ciara at bay,:)
 
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