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Discussion in 'Cloth' started by coalman, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. coalman

    coalman Member

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    HI all,

    I already have a ELC B10 jacket and have decided to have a ELC B15 jacket contract 6338AF thinking they would be the same colour, Gary was really good and organised a small sample of the B15 material which I recieved yesterday.
    The sample sent is brown colour yet the photos on the ELC site show the B15 jacket roughly the same colour of "green" as the B10 .

    Has anybody got both jackets that they can show me the difference in real life?

    Many thanks in anticipation

    John
     
  2. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    An original B-15 is definitely not brown.
     
  3. coalman

    coalman Member

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    Hi

    Thank you for the information, I did not think it was the right colour, but needed confirmation.

    John
     
  4. coalman

    coalman Member

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    Hello
    Well Gary has solved the mystery for me, when you put the material from the B15 in the light its certainly a very nice green, yet when its more night time its far more darker .

    Thinking about it, its fantastic, whilst a pilot or any other aircrew is downed in daylight, wearing a B15 he would certainly blend in to the countryside surroundings where as at night time it would take on a darker shade, so bit of a life saving chameleon material in my opinion.

    Has anybody got a Eastman B15 to show?

    Regards

    John
     
  5. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    HMMMMM, my two original B-15's were never a chameleons like that? That sounds a bit odd as an explanation. Certainly could be correct but............................?
     
  6. coalman

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    Thanks for your input- do you have any close up photos please of the original jackets material?

    Regards

    John
     
  7. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I don't own either jacket anymore
     
  8. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    I've had a few original B-15's. I'll try to dig out some pics. I'm pretty sure neither changed colour though !
     
  9. coalman

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    Hi there,
    Thanks for this input- I wrote to Gary saying the material appearred to be brown- he then suggested I take it out in daylight and so I did, hey presto the material did look more green than brown.

    I would like to clarify the following is of my own thoughts and not of Gary of Eastman leather.
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    Thinking about it, its fantastic, whilst a pilot or any other aircrew is downed in daylight, wearing a B15 he would certainly blend in to the countryside surroundings where as at night time it would take on a darker shade, so bit of a life saving chameleon material in my opinion.
    Sadly some on here seem to think that its Gary's explanantion yet nothing in this thread does it say this.



    Regards

    John
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2017

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