Gloves.. ELC vs Garcia

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Tim P, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Steve Canyon

    Steve Canyon Active Member

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    The colours of the ELC A-10 gloves: seal-brown or russet?
     
  2. deeb7

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  3. Steve Canyon

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    Yep. The A10's I recently received are reddish, look: http://tinyurl.com/3ynbnep :?

    (The gloves on the right are a pair of coal black NATO goatskin, size 10, from the 90's.)
    Besides, I returned the A10's, as the fit is too small.
     
  4. deeb7

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    .... okay. :?
     
  5. MikeyB-17

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    Bah! Don't talk to me about A-10's. I missed out by a quid on a pair of ELC's on Ebay the other day. :evil: I'm not paying the silly money ELC charge for them new these days-I don't care how great they are, 90-odd quid is too much for a pair of gloves, IMHO. I'm having a think about the Garcia's-I noticed Paddy had a pair in one of his pics the other day. I too have heard MASH's are excellent, but whether they are ELCs or not I'm not sure. As I recall they were also pretty pricey.
     
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  7. John Lever

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    £90 for a pair of gloves ?
     
  8. MikeyB-17

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    Yep, £89.99 at ELC these days. I couldn't believe it either.
     
  9. John Lever

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    That's taking the p*ss.
     
  10. handworn

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    Garcia repros are not in general high quality. I haven't gotten their A-10s, but they look iffy to me. I do have a pair of Garcia R.A.F. 1941 pattern gloves, and I sort of go back and forth about them. The pattern and construction are OK, but the zipper is stiff and the leather is thin.

    Got them, FWIW, new via eBay; Garcia Aviation is "brittsbits" there, I think. The actual early aviation collectibles and the repro flying scarf I've gotten from them are just fine.
     
  11. Tim P

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    I thought fifty quid was a lot... ninety, :eek:
    sorry Gary, credit crunch and all that, everything has taken a hike way past inflation. seven hundred for a roughwear... quality yes..but best value?
    Looks like my desire to continually upgrade has lost impetus.

    I have some Garcias that I got for a tenner and they will have to do warts and all.
     
  12. Willy McCoy

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    If a member has both gloves from Garcia and ELC it would be nice to get a picture of the differences and a point by point comparison. Opinions are great, but when I see it come to a "Glove Shootout" it gets a little murky. A definitive answer to this would be great. Either way I do not see buying a pair of repo gloves over $100 USD. I am not an re-enactor.
     
  13. Art

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    Did aero not supply A10 back then do u know if there versions are same as the Garcia copies they priced similar nice one Art
     
  14. Art

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    Did aero not supply their A10 gloves back then and does anybody know if their quality is the same as the Garcia versions nice one Art
     

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