Discussion in 'Repros' started by Tommy, Mar 3, 2018.
Hopefully this works:
Just saw this one...
How old is this Aero B-10 repro?...nice jacket though...looks very well made....sure it is...
They seem to come along all at once. Here's another, currently on that well-known auction site. A good-looking jacket, and my size too! The dark mouton collar is a nice touch.
Someone should grap this, it's made from a very high grade Gaberdine
@Ken at Aero Leather - the green shell you guys use is very green compared to most I see. I know ZERO about this jacket, so I'm wondering what the story is on the shell colors for B-10's in general?
Also, that jacket above is lovely, is it pretty much the design we're talking about here on the new ones?
What can I add.............................There are plenty of pics showing B-10s in darkish green very similar to the ones Aero offer at the moment, quite a few on this thread, I've seen originals in a lot of different shade s of green.
I do think there is a school of thought on VLJ that, if it’s not the very pale shade used by ELC/McCoy/ BR et alia, then it “can’t be correct”
Every WW2 era pic posted of a dark green B-10 on this thread has been accused of having being “photo enhanced“…
I think that is one of the new ones. But I am just guessing based on the color and look of newness. If so, the seller is probably a member here because they were offered to this forum recently, one in each size.
There are plenty of surviving originals . Some of the Darker ones should exist unless they have all faded to a lighter color by now. I imagine there was a range of green used depending on the manufacturer. As an example, look at the different shades of brown used for the 1930's-1940's A-2 jackets.
Yes, the pic at the start of the thread is the size 40" from this short run
Ken, what about the eBay one ? Is it one of the new run ?
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I see the Aero B10 on eBay, to which I posted a link, didn't get any bids when it closed Saturday evening. However, it's relisted with one bid.
It's a very handsome jacket, and I was sorely tempted. Unfortunately, I don't think I could slide a second B10 within 4 weeks past "her indoors".
I'd definitely be interested in one of these if they come available from Aero, however. I think the darker green would make for a jacket less prone to showing the stains, canteen medals and other blots, for which I seem to provide a magnetic attraction.
I love the “ canteen medals.....” very well phrased !
It's not, because I've taken the 42. Plus if you read the listing, its from a few years back.
Had some correspondence from Aero this morning, so it's progressing (after them having to wait for me to stop being so indecisive and also having been a bit out of it with influenza)!
I briefly talked with Ken by email last week-end, seems the shoulder roundel has arrived and my B-10 is scheduled to arrive mid-april. Can't wait!
Sadly I had to cancel my order for the pre-production B-10 - it was money that reluctantly had to go towards the costs of a new car.
I will definitely order one when they become available later this year though, and I'm excited to see what everyone's look like!
So the insurance didn't cover for the loss??
The insurance did cover the cost, but because nobody "caused" the accident - i.e. there's nobody else to recover costs from - the insurance company deem it to be your fault, so you have to pay your excess anyway! Plus I had to pay a cancellation fee for the insurance...swines!
Not to worry though, everything else is going smoothly and we are going to pick up a new car on Thursday. Building work progressing well too!
This is totally disgusting... It's good to see you're taking it on the bright side, though. Not sure I could do the same!
I see the Aero B10 (size 42) sold yesterday on eBay for what struck me as being a very reasonable amount. I reckon someone's got a very nice jacket.
I really must work on a method of smuggling acquisitions into the household, past a pair of beady (female) eyes.
Did anybody get their B-10 yet? Eager to see what they look like! Looking forward to placing an order for one later in the year...