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

Flightengineer

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Dmitry, how did you get this jacket? Was it simply a case of trawling through EBay and what condition was it in, did you have to change cuffs etc..?
Hi, this MA-1 was discussed a little earlier here and you will find answers to your questions here (starting from post # 13)



If you need detailed photos of the jacket, let me know I can post it ;)
 

Edward

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A splendid sneak preview of an early fall this week! This morning a lovely 68º with 12mph NNE winds... a low of 53º tonight!!!! Will be low 70s with overnights at mid 50s until thrusday so taking advantage by donning my Bronson Chinos, Dragonboot rough outs and a GW J.A. Dubow... its cloudy, breezy ... perfect for a short walk over to Home Depot to get a couple of things whilst lookin' all 40s and shit.... :p

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Edward

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Jacket looks like it was made for you.
Perfect fit ... and lookin trim. :)
down to 145 lbs. not sure exactly how.. tape worms maybe :D I don't eat a lot.. I eat but small portions and mostly chicken, bananas, apples grapes and some cheese. I don't get fancy with my meals any longer. no point. just fill the hole and get back to work... so that's keeping me trim. the jacket feels so great and I just don't want to take it off!!!!
 

ausreenactor

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A splendid sneak preview of an early fall this week! This morning a lovely 68º with 12mph NNE winds... a low of 53º tonight!!!! Will be low 70s with overnights at mid 50s until thrusday so taking advantage by donning my Bronson Chinos, Dragonboot rough outs and a GW J.A. Dubow... its cloudy, breezy ... perfect for a short walk over to Home Depot to get a couple of things whilst lookin' all 40s and shit.... :p

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Looking slick! Jacket rocks. Background rocks!

Who did the patch?
 

Spitfireace

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Thought I'd try on the BR B-15 this morning. Gloomy day looking like fall in Vancouver. Two weeks of smoke up from south Oregon and California has made air quality toxic last two weeks. This jacket feels like wearing a warm blanket. 100% gabardine and lined with 100% alpaca. NOS Conmar 1945
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zipper. The only jacket more authentic is the real issue.
 

Spitfireace

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A splendid sneak preview of an early fall this week! This morning a lovely 68º with 12mph NNE winds... a low of 53º tonight!!!! Will be low 70s with overnights at mid 50s until thrusday so taking advantage by donning my Bronson Chinos, Dragonboot rough outs and a GW J.A. Dubow... its cloudy, breezy ... perfect for a short walk over to Home Depot to get a couple of things whilst lookin' all 40s and shit.... :p

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Nice! I was looking at posters like you have in the background on ebay. There's a guy with some nice reprints. The real deal is of course expensive, but even buying the reprints and buying a frame is not cheap.
 

Edward

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Nice! I was looking at posters like you have in the background on ebay. There's a guy with some nice reprints. The real deal is of course expensive, but even buying the reprints and buying a frame is not cheap.
I don't recall if I got that reprint off eBay or Etsy but its really sharp and on thick paper with vibrant colors. I have sincevseen 2 originals of that image on eBay but yes, I think they were over $500. I would love to get others one day. but like you say, you have to then factor in the frame as well. I usually try to hit a sale at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. or use their 50% off one item coupon to offset it. not the best frame in the world but for a repro it works just fine.
I do have one original that I paid $400.00 for. hit all the right points for my USAAF man cave... B-17s, A-2 jackets and its a recruiting poster dated 5-16-1942. it has a few minor issues but has character. I look at other originals and sometimes think about it but then I realize I have nothing left in the refrigerator and need to put gas in the car. :p
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mulceber

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Thought I'd try on the BR B-15 this morning. Gloomy day looking like fall in Vancouver. Two weeks of smoke up from south Oregon and California has made air quality toxic last two weeks. This jacket feels like wearing a warm blanket. 100% gabardine and lined with 100% alpaca. NOS Conmar 1945 View attachment 43889zipper. The only jacket more authentic is the real issue.
Sweet! I love the look of the B-15. Cracking good jacket you’ve got there.
 

Edward

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I call that patina....lol
exactly. the glass reflections make it look worse than it actually is. there is minor water stains on the left side and a few at the top but otherwise is decent shape. I often wonder where it was originally posted. probably a college campus or high school somewhere.
 
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