French-made repro B-10

Discussion in 'Cloth' started by Obscurator, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Obscurator

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    In the course of looking for something else, I came across this French website for repro/vintage clothing:- www.paradirama.com

    As is my custom, I had a swift look through to see if there's anything interesting, especially in flight clothing, and I see that they offer a "Made in France" B-10 (-ish) jacket. http://www.paradirama.com/blouson-aviateur-us-wwii-c2x22153330 . I say "-ish", because I don't think it has any pretensions to being an accurate repro like Eastman etc.

    There's only one photo, and not a lot of description apart from the fact that the collar is mouton, and the lining is artificial alpaca. No idea of what the zip is, or what labels, branding and stencils are on or in it, but at 209 euros/appx. £185, with shipping to UK at 18 euros on top, it's certainly in the lower QMI-type price ranges. Hard to say whether it's worth that, but I offer the info in case anyone is interested.
     
  2. Cocker

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    For the price, it certainly looks ok to me. Worth a try!
     
  3. Smithy

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    I'm with Cocker, for the price it seems OK. The knits look to be a bit of a funky colour but that could just be my monitor.

    If you go for it, post some pics here.
     
  4. Obscurator

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    The knits certainly look very green, and however much I blow up the photo, I can't see what the zipper is; apart from also looking green. I might ask them for some more details.

    I want to buy something cheap but halfway decent for "don't matter if it gets mucked up" wear, to avoid unnecessarily ruining my BR B-10 (I see now £499 in the UK and about the same with all import costs if from Japan/Rakuten; assuming I could get the right size anyway).

    I was thinking "Bronson" from China or Japan, but there's a certain attraction in getting something direct from the EU and thus avoiding all the hassles of importing. Otherwise, it's a beady eye on the secondhand market.
     
  5. MikeyB-17

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    The knits are very bright aren’t they? The zip is hard to see, but I’m not convinced it’s not plastic. I’d want to see more pics, and better ones, before I parted with any coin.
     
  6. Peter Graham

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    I see they also do a B-15 type jacket and a tanker. I'm not convinced. As Mikey said. More photos required.
     
  7. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    still 200 Euros are 200 Euros and buying just on base of such a rough photo????

    would maybe request more pics - at least does not seem to be one of the QMI-jackets as it does not look that short
     
  8. Cocker

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  9. johnwayne

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    Think this outfit were highlighted over on the 'hat place' a little while back but keen prices, the tee's certainly less than the BR's I was looking at in an old BR catalogue earlier today!!
     
  10. ties70

    ties70 Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible that the Jacket is the same as the one Doursoux offers?
     
  11. Obscurator

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    They look pretty similar. It's a pity that neither give more details or photographs of these, and other products, as the information provided by one picture and a brief description isn't really adequate for most people contemplating a "distance" on-line purchase.
     

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