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

Rutger

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Weather is warming up in Northern Germany, pleasant spring at about 17 °C. It's L-2 time. Luxury Problem, which one to choose?
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A solution will be found, I am sure. I'll probably change mind when I am about to get into the car, go back and switch. Isolation life, never a dull day.
Ha. That's one of those peanutbutterbrown Buzz L-2's right? I never knew whether to buy one or not, so decided to wait until one will show up cheapisher on the 'Bay. Weren't they being sold like five years ago? Since then seen only one on ebay.
 

Spitfireace

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As I type this I wear my Aero 15142-P Real Deal with George Preddy 352nd FG, 487th FS patches. I painted the Donald Duck. The 487th "lil bastard" patch is pretty accurate hand embroidered but not exactly accurate. Closer than I've seen in most cases. I had the zipper replaced with NOS M-42 Talon zipper. I used to wear this jacket since I got it in 2006 a lot. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I patched it. Now I think I find that I feel a little self conscience in a way about wearing it. Used to be a nice looking jacket nobody really thinks that much about, and then you put patches on it and people think you are some kind of geek who thinks he's a WW2 pilot or something.
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Spitfireace

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Well, you know I like to mix it up. Not just one jacket. As it gets hotter maybe only a CWU-36P or the L-2. Always the Tanker jacket. That's my go to.
 

Wholenineyards

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Nice jackets, but I know which one I'd choose.... the bottle of Spitfire in the background !
I got one this morning when shopping, thankfully the muppets hadn't been panic buying those and it will go nicely with my curry on Saturday evening.
I actually like the bottle more than the content, I had the first taste of the ale in a pub in Karlskrona, Sweden, of all places. It does have a special taste, I dare say. I love the Armstrong and Miller jokes, though. Plus, hey, Spitfire... Have you tried Arknell’s Moonlight? Tastes really well, has a Lysander on and a great Story behind it.
 

Smithy

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I actually like the bottle more than the content
I agree. Love the concept, the bottle, the original print/outdoor ad campaign but the beer itself? Meh. It's not bad beer, just not terribly good and I find it's got no body whatsoever, it's very weasel piss, and of course you're paying for the brand rather than the product itself. Their Bishop's Finger is a better brew.
 
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