Lost Worlds B-2

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Miles, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Skip

    Skip Well-Known Member

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    Not meaning to hijack, but just seen this bird in John's postwhich I've never seen before, or at least not from this angle, what is it and who made it and when if anyone knows?

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  2. stanier

    stanier Active Member

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    Curtiss A-8 Shrike I think Skip.

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  3. John Lever

    John Lever Moderator

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    Look at the bottom left corner, there is a slight fold as per the B3 pocket. There is a shadow around the sides if the pocket suggesting it is more than a simple patch sewn on.
     
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  4. Silver Surfer

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    an interesting patch on that b-2. designed, and shaped like a wright patch, but with what looks like chinese characters. anyone know what it is?
     
  5. Falcon_52

    Falcon_52 Active Member

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    Miles:

    I'm a little late chiming in here but I agree with your decision to have a few additional belt holes added. I wear my Lost Worlds B-2 for cool/cold weather riding and the extra holes that I added allow me to cinch the waist down tightly.

    As John Lever alluded to earlier, the button and loop closure on the collar will be difficult to use when you first get the jacket because the leather will be quite stiff. The pocket button also gave me a bit of trouble when the jacket was new but as the leather breaks in, it will become much easier to use the buttons.

    Also, having a pouch-type pocket instead of the flat patch pocket would make it a lot more utilitarian (and more like the originals too!).

    Noel
     
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  6. hippiepeacevet

    hippiepeacevet New Member

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    I know dealing directly with JP can be difficult. If you want to party with a FW leather piece, Speedway Sendai is the place to go. The will charge you straight Japanese retail and subtract 8% for the tax. They often have a free shipping promotion, as well.
    John Lofgren owns this shop and most of his staff speak English.
    I received a FW deerskin vest a couple of months ago that is quite impressive.
    I will have to consider what they put out this fall before letting anymore dough go.


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  7. Miles

    Miles Active Member

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    Bless! Finally another positive response about functionality. Thanks so much I’ll speak to Stuart’s to see what he thinks about upgrades!


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  8. John Lever

    John Lever Moderator

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    Please can you post a link ?
     
  9. Dr H

    Dr H Well-Known Member

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    I have a contact as well John, I’ll PM
     
  10. John Lever

    John Lever Moderator

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    Thanks Ian.
     

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