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

Dany McDonald

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Micawber, Is it just me or GW Aero are in their class by themself by having this "original" look and feel. The leather fades/ages like if it was sourced from the 1940's and those red knits makes quite a convincing recreation... Man that's nice.

Think my NOS Crown has to go on one of these... one day... ;)

Dany
 
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Dany McDonald

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Today it's an original (in very good condition) Albert Turner B-15C Drawing NO. 51B3565-4, in a mild but frosty sunny day. The waistband and wristlets are very thick and still elastic with no holes and original to the jacket. The zips (main missing leather puller...) work flawlessly and mouton still plush and firm. Layered with a repro Buzz Shirt-Flight-Woolen 55S40(AER). A high quality of a recreation, judging by the thickness and feel of the fabric and overall attention to details.

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Dany
 

Micawber

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Micawber, Is it just just me or GW Aero are in their class by themself by having this "original" look and feel. The leather fades/ages like if it was sourced from the 1940's and those red knits makes quite a convincing recreation... Man that's nice.

Think my NOS Crown has to go on one of these... one day... ;)

Dany
I bought this one used, well used, and I have worn it hard in all conditions doing all sorts of jobs ever since. I don't look upon A-2's as formal wear but treat most of them as work gear and they are the ones that take on the patina and character ...but realise that philosophy is not for everyone.
 

Dany McDonald

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I bought this one used, well used, and I have worn it hard in all conditions doing all sorts of jobs ever since. I don't look upon A-2's as formal wear but treat most of them as work gear and they are the ones that take on the patina and character ...but realise that philosophy is not for everyone.
I am totally in for that philosophy, a leather kit or even cloth will only develop "some kind" of character/patina through usage and exposure to the elements combined with good care. My old Belstaff and biker jackets were weathered by riding in every conditions, but always taken care by correct proofing and conditioning. Boots included!

Dany
 

Enigma1938

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On this fantastic +7c Sunday we are wearing the
Branded USCG G1
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You seems to wear only 3 "flight" jackets, branded G1, noble house B3 and the Schott.
May I ask you if you have more flight jackets?
I like the thought that you probably have just that 3 ones because here are some many users (like me) with 10 or more jackets and we can hardly give all of them a good wearing time...
Sometimes I wish I had only too or 3 jackets... SOMETIMES ;)
 

ausreenactor

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You seems to wear only 3 "flight" jackets, branded G1, noble house B3 and the Schott.
May I ask you if you have more flight jackets?
I like the thought that you probably have just that 3 ones because here are some many users (like me) with 10 or more jackets and we can hardly give all of them a good wearing time...
Sometimes I wish I had only too or 3 jackets... SOMETIMES ;)
Have LOTS of jackets... only wear the ELC Monarch ...... daily..... religiously.

So soft now.......
 
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