Mint M-422 Monarch

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Stony, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    I owned this mint M-422 Monarch a few years ago and probably posted pictures of it then, but I thought it was time to revisit this outstanding example of a rare jacket. The only flaw I can remember was that one of the cuffs had a tiny pin hole in it. Enjoy.

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  2. dujardin

    dujardin Well-Known Member

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    she's so splendid
     
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  3. Skyhawk

    Skyhawk Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Amazing.
    How does this even exist in this condition?
    Probably as close as we will ever get to seeing a new one in the 1940's.
     
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  4. Dr H

    Dr H Well-Known Member

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    Entirely justified use of the term ‘mint’.
     
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  5. B-Man2

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    What an absolute killer 422.
    That's beyond "MINT".
    Ok....I'm inventing a new term specifically for your Monarch.
    It is now to be one of the very few jackets on this forum know as...…………
    "UBER MINT"!!!!:)
     
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  6. Lorenzol

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    Gorgeous jacket, Stony. In remarkable shape for its age. Why did you decide to part ways with it?
     
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  7. Brettafett

    Brettafett Well-Known Member

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    More importantly... Where is it now!
     
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  8. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Amazing jacket Stony. Hopefully wherever it is now it's being well preserved.
     
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  9. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    I have never seen an M422 in such pristine condition. It looks as if it was never used and stored since 1940!
     
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  10. Stony

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    Two reasons really. I couldn't wear it because of size and that I didn't want anything to happen to it. It would also just sit at home and probably never see the light of day.

    I sold it to a well known collector who I just contacted and they still have it.

    Would I buy it back? Probably and it would cost me more than I sold it for.
     
  11. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    awesome condition!

    THX for sharing those pics ...
     
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  12. Lorenzol

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    Thanks, Stony. It may not have been easy to move that piece of history despite not being able to wear it yourself. I hope that wherever it is now, it's well looked after!
     
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  13. Stony

    Stony Well-Known Member

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    It currently resides really close to you.
     
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  14. johnwayne

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    Best M422 I've seen for sure, what do we reckon it's true value is today then folks?
     
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  15. B-Man2

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    2CD06854-DAE8-4A4C-8188-1A2C3F82CF66.jpeg While not nearly as UBER MINT as Stoney’s Monarch, I thought I would put up a few pictures of my Willis and Geiger M-422a that’s in just regular mint condition that I purchased from a forum member a while back. It’s interesting to compare the components of each contract. My personal view is that the Monarch contract had a nicer product by far, although I like the honey colored collar of the W&G. Hope you guys enjoy it. 85BE3D80-1ED8-4726-84FD-FFC412C444E5.jpeg 54741D1E-4638-4C6D-9CA7-A6F27A2F72DE.jpeg 2EB6589E-312C-4041-AE68-082D3E8944AC.jpeg 690C1605-51DD-4F5B-AFC2-035C29CAE785.jpeg 3C6CC538-640C-49B7-A846-91DFEC7FAEC9.jpeg 10B1757C-E3D9-4CB6-855C-14095FFA3F88.jpeg 77CAF87F-B3E2-400C-B0F2-627C6D9BED90.jpeg 9D00A469-9C40-4180-898C-23579A0E4A36.jpeg
     

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  16. Stony

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    Nice jacket! I've never had a W&G M-422a, but I think I've had all the other makers. Nice large size too.
     
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  17. B-Man2

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    Thanks Stoney
    That Monarch was a killer jacket. I hope who ever has it now treats it like the Gem that it is!
     
  18. Stony

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    The person that has it I also sold an original Cooper A-2. He still has both jackets.
     

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