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

CombatWombat

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Me doing some light gardening in my tailor made, made by an Italian in Sydney who was old when Yoda was young.
It's based on the V505 contract by Simpson and/or Stagg leather (well that's the general consensus)
Since the manufacturer isn't known for sure and the pattern hasn't been found I ended up using photos from different auctions and other resources like TFL,VLJ,AWM and the Imperial War Museum to give the tailor something to work off...... been 3 months of anxiety and having to use my rusty Italiano but I think it was worth it......and I know YKK zippers aren't authentic but I feel it looks like it fits the 40's vibe
(Honestly wouldn't have a clue where to source NOS zippers or the length I'd need so I didn't go down that path.... just told him that I'd like one that looks the part)
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Walt3r

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Me doing some light gardening in my tailor made, made by an Italian in Sydney who was old when Yoda was young.
It's based on the V505 contract by Simpson and/or Stagg leather (well that's the general consensus)
Since the manufacturer isn't known for sure and the pattern hasn't been found I ended up using photos from different auctions and other resources like TFL,VLJ,AWM and the Imperial War Museum to give the tailor something to work off...... been 3 months of anxiety and having to use my rusty Italiano but I think it was worth it......and I know YKK zippers aren't authentic but I feel it looks like it fits the 40's vibe
(Honestly wouldn't have a clue where to source NOS zippers or the length I'd need so I didn't go down that path.... just told him that I'd like one that looks the part)
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Definitely looks the part, a great looking jacket.
 

ausreenactor

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Me doing some light gardening in my tailor made, made by an Italian in Sydney who was old when Yoda was young.
It's based on the V505 contract by Simpson and/or Stagg leather (well that's the general consensus)
Since the manufacturer isn't known for sure and the pattern hasn't been found I ended up using photos from different auctions and other resources like TFL,VLJ,AWM and the Imperial War Museum to give the tailor something to work off...... been 3 months of anxiety and having to use my rusty Italiano but I think it was worth it......and I know YKK zippers aren't authentic but I feel it looks like it fits the 40's vibe
(Honestly wouldn't have a clue where to source NOS zippers or the length I'd need so I didn't go down that path.... just told him that I'd like one that looks the part)
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Great work building this one up..

Shawn could do a reproduction label in a heartbeat...

Did you drop him a hint?
 

Smithy

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No proper jackets here of late apart from a high tech modern, Scandinavian raincoat thingy when it's been peeing down. Didn't even need one up in the mountains fishing last week.

Although we must be nearing some cooling off now and the imminent approach to autumn/fall. I have to work tomorrow night and if I'm lucky there's a chance I can wear an A-2 if the wind is up.

Nice to see some fellas back in Oz getting some jacket wear going on ;)
 

Smithy

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This thing will never end. Out of curiosity, did you get vaxed?

Yup had 3 shots. Got Omicron earlier in the year which for me was just really like a cold apart from the first day when I had a bit of fever.

This feels a bit different, got body ache and headache. Saying that it might just be flu. although we've got CV running in the family at the mo, so I won't be surprised if I get two lines on the test tomorrow morning.

I'm finding gallons of tea with honey and a slug of Scotland's great gift to the world in it seems to be helping though.

That's not good Tim. Look after yourself mate.

Thanks Steve!
 
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