Irvin B. Foster G-1 7823B

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  1. oose

    oose Active Member

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    The I B Foster 7823B has arrived and its hardly used, name plate and two patches have been removed but this does not detract from this almost perfect condition G-1, it only needed one darn to one of the sleeve knits. It fits perfect and I hope to put it to much use this spring. The jacket has wonderful goatskin with a very pleasing grain. Note the zipper is sewn short at the bottom, this is common for this contract. (...and not popular with some but I quite like the quirks in different contracts!) Mouton is thick and honey coloured.

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  2. s4rmark

    s4rmark Active Member

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    Lovely jacket , G-1’s seem to be very popular at the moment!
     
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  3. Brent

    Brent Active Member

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    Nice looking 7823B. I never could find one when I started collecting a few years back. I believe they are the rarest of the G-1s. How is the fit? My "A" and "C" are slim cut compared to the Cagleco 7823.

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  4. oose

    oose Active Member

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    Fit is similar to the one JC is sporting here. It has square shoulders which suits my frame and is quite slim, I think I would get a size 42 if I wanted a thick sweatshirt under. I still think a good 7823A is harder to find.
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  5. Brent

    Brent Active Member

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    Unfortunately, after Top Gun Deaux is released there be an increase in popularity of G-1 "type" jackets. Oh boy I just can't wait.

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  6. johnwayne

    johnwayne Well-Known Member

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    Always liked the G1, I've got 2 Cagleco 7823's - contract no's 39321A and 48082A both 44" the former slightly better of the two but very comfortable fitting jackets. I gather both are from around 1956-7. Have been toying with ideas of selling the 48082 as I simply don't wear both but hard to part with I must admit. Yea, maybe wait 'till TG2 is a good idea!
     
  7. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    Blimey that’s hardly been worn! Judging by all the creases (which will drop out), and the condition of the collar, it looks like it’s been in storage a long time.
     
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  8. Skip

    Skip Well-Known Member

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    Looks a beauty Oose
     
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  9. oose

    oose Active Member

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    Here is the IB Foster next to the Cagleco for comparison.
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