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

ausreenactor

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The temps are on the up in this part of the World, but I prefer being home than in the 'Climate controlled, 22 degree A-2 test centre' on base..
 

newagegeezer

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Just been catching up with last few pages of posts and thought about Brettafet's comment on his "Bronco-esque" jacket.
Back in the '80s I bought very cheaply a second hand no label generic A2 type jacket from the guy I bought original Dubows , Monarchs etc from in UK. I got it specially to wear on my bikes, for obvious reasons not wanting to wear the originals. I could also add a couple of bike club patches which again I could not do to the originals. I've just got it out of cupboard to photo and looked up teh zip, it's a TEX which inet shows made in Bangladesh, so possibly the jacket was from there. So it's not one for the purists but right from teh start it's given superbly comfortable bike riding wear for the 30 odd years I rode them, it wouldn't pass muster at a military show, apart from about 50 yards but for a day to day going to the shops jacket it's great and if I left it somewhere I wouldn't shed any tears.
Apart from a BR ANJ3A (which I bought over 20 years ago and which appears to be a rarish beast now) it's the only repro I've owned so can't compare it with any of the reputable A2 makers, but I love it just for what it is.
btw I wonder if there's any other old members of the long defunct UK Harley WL 45 club in this group, we certainly owned many old leather jackets between us.
 

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busdrivermike

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Just been catching up with last few pages of posts and thought about Brettafet's comment on his "Bronco-esque" jacket.
Back in the '80s I bought very cheaply a second hand no label generic A2 type jacket from the guy I bought original Dubows , Monarchs etc from in UK. I got it specially to wear on my bikes, for obvious reasons not wanting to wear the originals. I could also add a couple of bike club patches which again I could not do to the originals. I've just got it out of cupboard to photo and looked up teh zip, it's a TEX which inet shows made in Bangladesh, so possibly the jacket was from there. So it's not one for the purists but right from teh start it's given superbly comfortable bike riding wear for the 30 odd years I rode them, it wouldn't pass muster at a military show, apart from about 50 yards but for a day to day going to the shops jacket it's great and if I left it somewhere I wouldn't shed any tears.
Apart from a BR ANJ3A (which I bought over 20 years ago and which appears to be a rarish beast now) it's the only repro I've owned so can't compare it with any of the reputable A2 makers, but I love it just for what it is.
btw I wonder if there's any other old members of the long defunct UK Harley WL 45 club in this group, we certainly owned many old leather jackets between us.
Love that craven a clock
 
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