Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Roughwear, Mar 22, 2008.
Thank you Tim. Here is another photo of most of us with flight kit.
You chaps look brilliant Andrew, as always!
Looks like the weather was very summer of 1940 as well
Yes it was a little hot, just like 1940! I have my Mae West semi-inflated as pilots did when at dispersal in the BoB!
It's little things like that that makes all the difference to an impression Andrew, well done!
Completely off topic but I was thinking of you the other day as I came across that photo again of a Norwegian Spit pilot wearing a black fleece Irvin I was telling you about. I'll pull my finger out and scan it for you and post it here or PM you with it. I'll have to drag the book out again but it's the last volume of Cato Guhnfeldt's history of 331 and 332 Sqns (volume 7) so the photo is late war, early '45 or round there. Anyway I think you'll like the photo
Once again brilliant photos Andrew!
That would be great Tim.
Though it is a shirt by definition, I see it technically as a jacket:
Calico patterned work shirt
Freewheelers Brakeman (size 44). Auburn? First image showing comparison with Journeyman (Tatanka Brown).
no leather but flight jacket anyway:
BR L-2 in size 44 which I purchased via the forum from Pilot
random white tee
RedWing Iron Rangers
and my brandnew 50 cc VESPA
The Pan Head is going to be so sad...!!
What a beautiful day for a Harley!
I could make that uncouth comment we all know about "large" girls and scooters but I won't Burt
Joking aside Vespas and the like are an absolute hoot around town in cities, I'm toying with the idea of getting one to tool around in town over the summer here, darn sight less trouble than the bloody car with parking and all that.
I had a mate at uni who had a Lambretta, now that was mad.
Is that Josh work on the l2... Looks great shame pilots a 44
Very stylish Ian, how's the fit for you?
Well I got that scooter coz my wife also got one last year (70th anniversary model) and it is so much of a difference to “scoot” around with those tiny thingies than ridin’ a “adult” motorbike with 750 or 1200 cc
Much more relaxed and like Smithy pointed out that easy to handle - highly recommended
And - off course - the PAN is sitting in my workshop/Garage waiting for me
Pretty much spot on, Matt. I could have perhaps 1/2” shaved off the sleeves, but I’ll wear it a lot and they’ll probably shorten a touch more.
The shoulders are very comfortable offering a good range of movement and the chest is perfect at 23”.
I wore it over a thin fleece and T shirt last night and it buttoned easily.
It’s my first experience of well broken in Shinki HH and it is a revelation - very comfortable, medium weight, flexible. The Journeyman has not been worn to anything like this extent, but I can already see the hide developing character like this.
Freewheelers’ jackets seem to be one size smaller than tagged size in my limited experience.
The Journeyman (42) that I’ve posted elsewhere is a 40-42 depending on how much layering the wearer needs.
This Brakeman is perfect for me though, so I’ll advertise the Journeyman in due course.
Ian - lets see some pictures when wearing...........
Thomas, I forgot to say that with all those jackets of yours with great patches and artwork, you really need to paint some "nose art" on those Vespas.
Maybe this for yours:
And this for the missus:
Awkward, but you get the idea. This is being worn over a T shirt so plenty of room for another thicker layer.
Will try again when there’s a better placed mirror...
Well Smithy, not such a bad idea ... - THX for the hint!
Need to consider ...