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

newagegeezer

Well-Known Member
Baby, it's cold outside.... so for a change an odd sheepkin jacket I came across many years ago. Looks like it was made from scraps of old Irvin but very professionally made with leather over seams like an Irvin, B3 type cuffs, collar strap much like a B3 but just a single strap, has 2 cargo type patch pockets and a DOT zip but missing slider. An odd thing but i rather like that.
018.JPG
021.JPG
 

newagegeezer

Well-Known Member
yes indeed, Mikey, I meant to write that it didn't look like Irvin material , didn't read back what i had written, old age...... It does look and feel exactly like the hide of a pair of AAF trousers I have. Possibly someone had had it made to be used as a mbike jacket, which I would have done if it had zipped up, having others I never bothered to find a slider for it.
 

MikeyB-17

Well-Known Member
Looking more closely, I think the pockets have come off a pair of A-3 trousers. I wonder if it originally had a zip from the trousers too, and the Irvin zip is a replacement.
 

mulceber

Well-Known Member
I've done that in the past with mixed success; I find that Eastman's shearling is stiff enough that buckling up the collar is very difficult, and without the buckles done up, the collar mostly manages to funnel the wind toward my ears. :eek: But yes, when done up properly, the collar in fact makes the jacket even warmer.
 

newagegeezer

Well-Known Member
being cold today, just got in from wearing another almost Frankenstein one, well, it's an original B3 I've owned for 40+ years but now very patched and sewn up (so looking Frankensteinish) from years of hard use, most put on before I acquired it. No maker on label only DWG no. 33 H 5595 A.C. order no. W535-AC 17812. Strange old
002.JPG
zip, non orig I'm sure , has 100 in a circle stamped on it ??
 

newagegeezer

Well-Known Member
a balmy 14C today, felt like mid/late Spring, so went for walk on England's green and pleasant land i.e. Epping Forest,just 200 yards from my house. Didn't know that when I left, expected colder but as bright and sunny wore an old jacket that I used to wear on motorbike in Summer, think I picked it up from a flea market in Frankfurt when I worked there back in the '80s. It was actually too hot in it

003.JPG
 

Tattoo A2

Well-Known Member
being cold today, just got in from wearing another almost Frankenstein one, well, it's an original B3 I've owned for 40+ years but now very patched and sewn up (so looking Frankensteinish) from years of hard use, most put on before I acquired it. No maker on label only DWG no. 33 H 5595 A.C. order no. W535-AC 17812. Strange old View attachment 73709zip, non orig I'm sure , has 100 in a circle stamped on it ??
Now theres a jacket with personality, the tales it could tell, not a Frankenstein if I say so myself, love those beat up originals.
 

Micawber

Well-Known Member
I'll 'fess up. I couldn't be bothered to tie one for our little walked up morning at the fen so it's pre-tied with grouse on. I'll see myself to the door ....

Well, it is passable, from a distance ...barely noticeable in fact. I trust you had a passable walked up, at least the weather today was passable, especially the wind!
 

Lord Flashheart

Well-Known Member
Well, it is passable, from a distance ...barely noticeable in fact. I trust you had a passable walked up, at least the weather today was passable, especially the wind!
Yes indeed it was. Distinctly overdressed tbh (and I wouldn't dare take the B-15 through the scrub and overgrowth down there so a waxed waistcoat came out) but breeks are a lot more practical with boots than people give them credit for. Even with silly socks.
 
Top