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

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Roughwear, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Great looking Good Wear, looks like an original if you hadn't told us.
     
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  2. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Thx, appreciate....its an Original...Good Wear... :)
     
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  3. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Besides your jacket looks cool those airplanes look much better preserved like on other pics of the Saigon Museum I saw before (or do I even mix it with another museum???) where almost every specimen in the exhibition looked like scrap ...

    Thx for sharing those pics!
     
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  4. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the thumbs up.
    I need to loose approx 20 Pounds...anyway...
    You are 100% right, all the birds and other exhibits have been repainted (very nicely and in original livree BTW). The last photo is another museum... These birds look quite battered.
    I noticed, when visiting the inside, that a lot of US Governement and US Vets Organisation contributions were displayed...meaning they have skilled people and experts as advisers also for these renovations .
    The other Museum (HoChiMinh Museum) displaying two other "fast movers" and a gun ship...but they are untouched...really untouched...by all means....They could do with a bit more care.
     
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  5. Grant

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    Still kinda chilly so rocking the first contract G&F M422a from 1942 today.

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  6. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Grant, good looking..Great fit/jacket
    Will buy one of those from one of the 5 star reproducer...for the fall in northen hemisphere...
     
  7. stanier

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    Lovely M-422a Grant.

    After freezing my boots off and wishing I still had a B-3 a few weeks ago, it’s now 27 degrees C where I am in the UK so no jacket today.
     
  8. Grant

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    Thanks fellas. With the mouton collar and longer cut, the M422a is a tad warmer than an A-2.
     
  9. Pilot

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    Looking forward to those fridge temps where one can wear a jacket or a second skin...:)....any jacket even if only a silk layer...
    Cheers from SEA....No complain..just my choice to be here..and I love it..
     
  10. airfrogusmc

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  11. Garylafortuna

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    One sweet looking Pike Bros Hook Deck Jacket Allen. Looks like it sports an added zipper inside the front flap.
     
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  12. Brettafett

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    Stunning is the word of the day, Grant!
     
  13. Lorenzol

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    That is one stunning jacket, Grant. Fit is perfect. Now, do you also wear it on your bike with your massive bike lock chain slung over it??
     
  14. airfrogusmc

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    Gary yes I added a zipper and I got this jacket in close out so I only paid $120 for it. The hooks were awful probably why t was a close out so I replaced the hooks with really good ones.
     
  15. Skip

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    Very nice Grant. Like the collar on the G&F's, there are only a few m422a makers that have a more fuller pointed tip collar and the G&F is a sharp look with a way fit.

    while you lads are going into Spring we're heading into Winter. A bit cool and misty at Bowral today with the ELC Werber

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  16. Thomas Koehle

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    "PIKE BROTHERS" headquarter in Bavaria/Germany ain`t that far from my home - been there a couple of times and also always wanted to own one of those jackets but the hooks simply didn`t work so I didn`t buy one

    was it a big effort to replace the hooks?
    where did you get them?

    MASH?
     
  17. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    early in the morning in Mexico - still cold coz temperature drops at night here in the desert-area

    "T"-cap (= Thomas Cap - was wondering how many name-caps and other apparell they sell in Houston for my name ...)
    random white tee
    BOB 37J1
    LEVIS 501
    Nike Air
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    Paula, Anton, Emma
     
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  18. Smithy

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    Aero Barnstormer today. It really is one of my favourite jackets/coats and very practical especially if the weather is a bit iffy.

    Old photo but I didn't get time to take a snap of it today:

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  19. airfrogusmc

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    There was a place n Canada that had the ones I bought. Really nice heavy duty the way the one on the jacket should have been. I had a local taylor replace them and install a WWII Talon I got from MASH.
     
  20. Garylafortuna

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    If you don't mind me chiming in Allen, I still have the link to the hook supplier we used on the Pike Bros jackets. Thomas, these clamps are imported from Italy and are of high quality. When Allen did his jacket they were available in black, but now only in polished brass I believe. I used a product called BrassBlack which works like gun bluing. Easy to apply and very effective. The job itself is simple: you could get some brass rivets and do it yourself, or you could take it to a shoemaker or a tailor and have them do it. One thing that may be useful: I trimmed down the female side of the hooks which are not required on these Pike Bros jackets, and used them for backing plates on the inside for added strength. For the zipper installation you may need to go to a tailor. This is one of my favorite jackets; certainly worth the effort. Hope this answers your questions Thomas, and inspires you to get one of these beauties...... Gary
    Americo Original
     
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