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William Gibson b10 ?

Technonut2112

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I'm not sure exactly which contract William Gibson B-10's are based upon, but I happened on an interesting article regarding the line. Apparently, the sci-fi author, William Gibson, had a character in one of his books wearing a black MA-1 made by Buzz Rickson. Well, Buzz really didn't make a black MA-1 at that time, and they had many requests for one after being contacted by many people who read Gibson's book. Gibson agreed to have his name on Buzz's new clothing line, and the rest is history:

 

petermack09

Active Member
I'm not sure exactly which contract William Gibson B-10's are based upon, but I happened on an interesting article regarding the line. Apparently, the sci-fi author, William Gibson, had a character in one of his books wearing a black MA-1 made by Buzz Rickson. Well, Buzz really didn't make a black MA-1 at that time, and they had many requests for one after being contacted by many people who read Gibson's book. Gibson agreed to have his name on Buzz's new clothing line, and the rest is history:

Appreciate your help,,regards Peter
 

MikeyB-17

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I enjoyed ‘Pattern recognition’, and being a Stranglers fan, anything black is OK by me. Always fancied a BR Gibson jacket, and I guess a B-10 would be good. Never fancied the MA-1. However great the quality, it would be too much like a security guard for me. Especially with my haircut!
 

petermack09

Active Member
There's one on ebay now, it looks good.

That’s the one I was looking at,,still prefer the original colour though ,
 

Technonut2112

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I think the William Gibson B-10 looks a lot like Buzz's Rough Wear B-10... Collar shape, pocket flaps, etc. Definitely different than their Superior Togs or L.S.L. Garment Co. contracts. Yep, a black Buzz Rough Wear would be my guess.
 

Garylafortuna

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The William Gibson line can be regarded I think as Buzz Rickson's designer line. Although they are made to follow wartime designs pretty accurately, they do not necessarily follow any particular WW2 contract. I have a WG G-1 made from black shrunken buffalo hide, and I have to say it is one of the best jackets in my repro collection. A little on the heavy side with an oversized collar, but the craftsmanship is certainly evident.
That WG B-10 is beautiful, but I don't want to have to sell my Rolls to buy it. Sheesh.
 

ausreenactor

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I bought a United Carr N-3A for my wife. Looks like a BR WG item though, made in the same factory at a third of the price.
 

ausreenactor

Well-Known Member
I contend you would eventually have 80% of what you have now, slight variation in manufacturer perhaps.
We are all creatures of habit. Some variations in influence along the way might add a military or civilian jacket worn in a movie or trend. You will;; however, pay more for every one of them!
 

Dubpynchon

Active Member
I contend you would eventually have 80% of what you have now, slight variation in manufacturer perhaps.
We are all creatures of habit. Some variations in influence along the way might add a military or civilian jacket worn in a movie or trend. You will;; however, pay more for every one of them!
Hah you’re probably right, instead of my Eastman G-1 I’d have a Lost Worlds G-1, etc. It would be nice to get some of the money back that I’ve spent on jackets over the years... so I could get that William Gibson B-2... but I can’t take the depreciation on selling second hand leather so they stay where they are. You’re swapping two for one, it’s crazy.
It is a bloody nice B-2 though.
 

petermack09

Active Member
Don’t you just hate it when you track an item from shipping,,then the postie leaves you a card saying missed delivery,,,they must knock on your door with a feather :-(
 
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