More chinese Repops

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  1. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Active Member

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    my amateur attempts to personalize some garment:

    I just finished personalizing 2 pieces of Chinese manufactured WW2 repop garment

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    N1 is size 44 manufactured by BRONSON which is labeled as XXL - size description 44 is accurate - lining is not as itchy as for example with my Pike Brothers N1 - stencils where done on a plotter on PVC foil which does not work really good - "Bunker Hill" patch is also a repop from Ebay just aged a bit

    the other piece is a USN vest labeled under "Non Stock" but also distributed by BRONSON

    same procedure like with the vest

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    by far not as detailed and nicely executed like for example Ties jackets but at least a start
     
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  2. blackrat2

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    Nice looking jackets
     
  3. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    Thomas, I'm looking at picking up a Bronson N-1 as they're due to release more jackets this month.

    Couple of questions for you..... How did you remove/reduce the 'white' USN logo without affecting the blue/navy shell?

    Would you be able to supply some measurements for the 44? Please ;-)

    Is it a thick pile lining, is it warm?

    Cheers & thanks,

    Steve
     
  4. falcon_ib

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    Great work! Love the stenciling especially.
    How was your experience buying from Bronson? Did you go through Alibaba/AliExpress?

    Evan
     
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  5. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Active Member

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    Steve,
    Evan,

    for purchasing BRONSON stuff I usually use my old contacts in China. I have been working there for almost 7 years and whenever one of my former workmates comes over to Europe I ask `em to bring along some stuff. In the beginning I even didn`t realize the garment is "Made in China" coz the first items arrived without a lable - but that`s another story ...

    I own that particular jacket already since 2 or 3 years. The mods / stencils where done 2 weeks ago coz I wanted the stuff a bit more "personalized". Back then there was that version with the "faded" USN sign available - so it is still as I received the garment.

    For the lining for me it is pretty warm - not as thick and bulky as for example as in my PIKE BROTHERS N1 but still very warm.

    Will take the dimensions tonight.

    Thomas
     
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  6. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Thomas!

    I've purchased two other Bronson jackets from Aliexpress and the process is seamless (and the value marked low).

    Both the N4 and HBT Utility jkt are excellent.
     
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    Hi , is it easy and safe to order from aliexpress ? I’m thinking of getting a B-10 as my eastman one is a bit large on me as I’ve lost weight . From what I’ve seen of the Branson garments they do look good value and it woul be good to compare it to the eastman.
     
  8. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    Yeh, drop them an email or message via the page if you have any queries.
     
  9. Peter Graham

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    Thoms, the stencils turned out brilliant. What sort of paint did you use ? My one attempt at stencilling an M-41 turned out a disaster, but the less said about that, the better !
     
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    dujardin Well-Known Member

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    niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice

    i like it

    great looking jacket
     
  11. seres

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    I've had problems with stenciling, too. I don't think it's the paint so much as the method of application.

    Thomas, how did you apply that stencil paint?
     
  12. Thomas Koehle

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    I asked "Ties" (another VLJ member) how he usually does his stuff - he told me to take a brush and do not try to get all the paint splashed on the fabric on the first run - so I soaked my brush with paint - cleaned the brush until almost dry and then did not rub the brush on the fabric but dabbed / speckled the paint - and repeated until I was satisfied with the grade of covering of the paint

    was pretty simple - the only tricky thing is to get the stencil back on exact the same position it was for the previous dabbing / speckling

    that`s the jacket Ties did for me

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    This guy is a real artist ...
     
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  13. Smithy

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    That's simply brilliant. I love it and I'm not even into USN jackets :)
     
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  14. Thomas Koehle

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    Steve - here are the dimensions of the jacket - all measured lying flat on the floor (not me but the jacket) :)

    chest measured armpit to armpit: 60 cm / 23 1/2 "
    sleeve armpit to cuff: 52 cm / 20 1/2 "
    sleeve shoulderseam to cuff: 65 cm / 25 1/2 "
    Shoulderseam to shoulderseam: 52 cm / 20 1/2 "
    length backside measured from base of collar: 72 cm / 28 1/2 "

    Cheers
    Thomas
     
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    well there is light and shadow everywhere ...
     
  17. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    Ain't that the truth Ruth!

    Everyone is fallible, they make excellent cloth repros cheaply so I can forgive them. Also I don't think anyone will be duped into buying one of the A-2's thinking it's a GW.

    *Edited* It's not the same company, Bronson have nothing to do with the maker of the A2's, the JC image tea-leaf is a leather company called Vanled. Ali-express is a shop that sells a few brands, Bronson being one of them, Vanled another.
     
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  18. CBI

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    apologies to Bronson came up on a Bronson jacket search
     
  19. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Active Member

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    yeah as far as I know the only leather stuff they did before where those A1 jackets which already have been discussed also in this forum
     
  20. Technonut2112

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    Bronson also made a goatskin G-1 awhile back.. These sold-out pretty quickly, and are no longer offered:

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