B-6

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by m444uk, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. m444uk

    m444uk Active Member

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    Hanging in a Japanese dealer

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  2. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Great looking B-6.
    And the price is???
     
  3. m444uk

    m444uk Active Member

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    I can't remember it was a while back. The bubble seems to have burst on ridiculously high prices though.
     
  4. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    Do you reckon this is an original ? I wouldn’t be too sure without more pics. The seam tapes and epps are very contrasty.
     
  5. m444uk

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    I think so. Look at the wonky leather hanger. The photo is at least a decade old and the Japanese makers at that time didn't use 1/4" thin fleece. On the other hand, the tape seems look a bit repro...
     
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  6. dmar836

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    I would assume it's a repro. From my limited experience the thinner fleece US jackets didn't preserve well at all. If original it would be the best example of a worn one I've seen.
    JMO,
    Dave
     
  7. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Active Member

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    The wonky hanger strip screams "original"
     
  8. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Active Member

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    They do occasionally still show up in that condition, this is one is an Aero 42-5110-P we sold last year
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  9. B-Man2

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    Great looking B-6. Do you ever see them in the larger 46 and 48 sizes?
     
  10. m444uk

    m444uk Active Member

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    The russet tape seams in this 1942 photo stand out...

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  12. dmar836

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    Well, I'm not saying it can't be original but for the apparent wear that fleece sure has a lot of color and loft to it. Some parts look older(that epaulette look "Time Worn") but to me it lacks overall patina - what looks dull in the pic appears to be shininess in the lacquer... to me. I would stress that even if that strap might be a bit crooked, note it is forced that way by how the shoulders are rotated on the hangar - note the matching misalignment of the epaulettes. So that strap certainly wouldn't be much of an indicator to me.
    Ken's is a fine example but has the patina this lacks. It does have that flat-stored look to the sleeves so...
    This is what I feared perfect repros would lead to. Now you had better have provenance just to prove your jacket is old!
    Dave
     
  13. m444uk

    m444uk Active Member

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    Someone who owns an early an early RMCJ might be able to spot some clues that it's a well worn repro.

    It's not an ELC, Aero or like these Buzz Ricksons

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  14. m444uk

    m444uk Active Member

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    Being really anal, I dug out a McCoy catalogue from 2000 and the anti-moth tag is sewn under the makers label, Same with Buzz where they have them.


    The 'original' appears to have it above the label.

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