Discussion: Would you consider buying a painted repro?

Discussion in 'Repros' started by B-Man2, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. stanier

    stanier Active Member

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    No issue wearing a painted jacket at all, in fact they’d be my preference.

    They’re very cool and on the 40’s and 50’s scenes you see a few about as you might expect.

    I don’t get this earning it thing at all. Most folk don’t understand the significance and of those that do they also are well aware that it is highly unlikely(!) the wearer was actually part of the original crew, unit etc. We can keep these items alive and a topic for discussion or let them be forgotten.

    Just my tuppence worth.

    Cheers
     
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  2. Art

    Art Member

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    Well said I'm with u and admire the artwork I'm all about the as aesthetics
     
  3. 2jakes

    2jakes Member

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    Many years ago I ran into "Tex" Hill, ace pilot
    of the Flying Tigers.
    He pointed out that my AVG patch on my
    jacket was on the wrong shoulder.
    Other than that, he had no problem with
    me wearing a jacket with "something" to
    which I had not earned. He was flattered.
    I still have some repros with painted stuff.
    I don't wear them because I like the ones
    with no markings more now. No one has
    made remarks about the painted jackets,
    it's just that I have different taste than
    when I was younger. If I see someone with
    a painted jacket regardless of their age, if
    it looks good, great!
     
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  4. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    No. I don't care what others think but I've been tempted to paint one. Just a little too much attention for me.
    Dave
     
  5. Miles

    Miles Member

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    There’s more offensive things shown on TVs and billboards today than any WW2 leather of those days. Let’s get painting


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  6. johnwayne

    johnwayne Active Member

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    Whatever ones thoughts or views are Avirex obviously thought there was a market, wonder how many they churned out?
     
  7. Art

    Art Member

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    I wonder who does the art work on the reproduction A2s that real McCoy and the like employ or are they all customers jackets that have been bought plain and painted after. They all seem historicaly accurate not just for fashion, personally I'm a big fan and will be getting one for my growing collection and new found hobby that's taking up a lot of my time ..
    Nice one Art
     
  8. Miles

    Miles Member

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    https://www.instagram.com/joshs_flight_jackets


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  9. Art

    Art Member

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    I'm currently in discussions with Josh but thanks for that ..Nice one Art
     
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  10. Pilot

    Pilot Active Member

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    IMHO Josh is one of the best. I had an A-2 RW painted by him. Sold it.
     
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  11. Miles

    Miles Member

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    Without Freedom & Liberty, creative expression would not exist.


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  12. colekwok

    colekwok Active Member

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    I acquired a painted Aero a few years ago and I like it! I think as long as they are not some naked pin-ups.

    FYI, one of the best places for jacket art in Japan, Custom King. Not sure if they are still in operation though.
     

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