First New FJ in Years

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Atticus, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Atticus

    Atticus Well-Known Member

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    I haven't bought a flight jacket in forever...but, this morning, I found this B-10 on sale at ATF. It was less than half the normal price and I just couldn't resist. I know it isn't an Eastman...but I probably won't wear it very frequently...so it doesn't have to be. Besides, in the past, I've bought an M-41 and a M-43 from ATF and have been very pleased with both. Maybe my luck will hold out for one more jacket.

    Supposed to be here next week.



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    AF
     
  2. dujardin

    dujardin Well-Known Member

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    ahahhhh virus is back again

    from what i've heard, you will be happy with this (brand) jacket
     
  3. Smithy

    Smithy Active Member

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    I got an ATF B-10 in January and am supremely happy with mine. It's very well made, perfect stitching throughout, materials are very nice (and I'm more than happy with the synthetic liner, alpaca drives me round the twist) and very well put together. Sure it's not an ELC or RM but for the price it's hard to beat. Down the line I'll replace the knits with seamless jobs from MASH but I'm not going to rush to do it. Overall super satisfied so hope you'll have the same experience.
     
  4. Marv

    Marv Active Member

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    I have a cheap B-10 from Seal Military in the UK and for the price it's an ok jacket but the ATF version looks really great and especially at that SALE price.
     
  5. Atticus

    Atticus Well-Known Member

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    I also bought my M-41 and m-43 field jackets as "deals of the day". For the price, they can't be beat. I've worn the heck out of my M-41 because it is just the right weight for our mild North Carolina winters. Its starting to look very much like an original. Faded and a bit scroungey.

    AF
     
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  6. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a good un'!
    Dave
     
  7. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    yep, if we would actually WEAR our jackets, they would look the part!!!! :rolleyes: hard when one owns LOADS of jackets
     
  8. photo2u

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    Is this ATF jacket collar crafted in real sheepskin fur?
     
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  9. Smithy

    Smithy Active Member

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    Mine has a sheepskin mouton collar.
     
  10. Atticus

    Atticus Well-Known Member

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    You're right. I've always thought I'd been better off if I had just bought one nice leather jacket years ago. Something classic and tough, like a Highwayman or a Bootlegger. If I had done that, I'd already have what I'm always searching for on eBay.

    Truthfully, nowadays, my jacket wearing seems to be confined to three or four favorites. I wear the m-41 most frequently. When it actually turns cold, I wear an original Vietnam-era deck jacket. When it's cold and I'm wearing something more dressy than jeans, I grab an early '50s peacoat.

    AF
     
  11. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Active Member

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    You lucky man you are cured , and have much more money in the bank your wife must be so proud of you !.

    BIP
     
  12. Atticus

    Atticus Well-Known Member

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    Haha! The truth is...I've grown too old and fat to look good in a flight jacket. Now I just wear whatever is loose, warm and comfortable.

    AF
     
  13. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Active Member

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    Visiting the VLJ do you not worry you will have a relapse and go into a buying frenzy .


    BIP
     
  14. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    wear pics!
     
  15. Atticus

    Atticus Well-Known Member

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    Ok! But it might be ugly! When the jacket arrives, I'll put the wide angle lens on my camera...and snap some big-boy jacket selfies.

    AF
     
  16. Peter Graham

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    Hey Geoff. Great to see you posting again. In my experience you can't go far wrong with a B-10. I'd have probably had one too except I heard about the sale a few hours too late. Looking forward to those pics.
     
  17. Atticus

    Atticus Well-Known Member

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    Hi Peter. Even though I've never been a huge B-10 fan, it seems like it might be a good jacket for the climate where I live. I've sure gotten a lot of wear out of the B-15C I bought from Brooks a zillion years ago.

    I actually bought a used ELC B-10 sometime back. It's was supposed to be a size 48...and was tagged as such...but it was more like a 44. And it arrived with a broken zipper. I returned it to the seller. Been half looking for a good deal on a decent B-10 since.

    AF
     
  18. Monsoon

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    I had one of the first run ATF B-10s. I thought it was a great jacket. I wore it most winters until I got a BR B-10 and I gave the ATF to my niece.
     
  19. Atticus

    Atticus Well-Known Member

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    ATF's description of the jacket says it's mouton. They also say the jacket's lining is man made...unlike the originals, which were lined with alpaca.

    AF
     
  20. photo2u

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    I was reading the description. However, the images in their website do not appear to be natural or real mouton. I just want to make sure is the real thing. Also the price states $189 Dollars.... Is the sale over? or was it a mistake?
     

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