NEW At The Front - Blue Deck Jackets - WW2

Discussion in 'Reproduction manufacturers' started by CBI, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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  2. Tom Bowers

    Tom Bowers New Member

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    Looks good, I have several ATF garments and like them all.

    I have an original 2nd pattern blue deck jacket and the construction of ATF's jacket looks pretty good in comparison (even with the difference in closures)

    I wonder if they reproduced the US Navy stencil on the back that the originals had?
    Tom Bowers
     
  3. Smithy

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    Ah it's finally been released. I remember you posting about this earlier this year CBI.

    Nice looking jacket but I'm in for a tanker and that Kanaljacke when they release it.
     
  4. ausreenactor

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    Bought the ATF N-1 a while back. The appearance was on the money and they appear to have nailed the deck jacket look/fabric quite well. Without the stencil it is almost an over priced mall/trucker jacket. I picked up a BR 42 for the same price a couple of weeks ago, forgetting I still have another on long term loan with Tim P in the UK.

    Great jacket all the same and I am sure that ATF will move a LOT of these....
     
  5. CBI

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    Rolin's Facebook post is very enthusiastic about this jacket, his employees have all taken one (which never happened before). I think this is a very non-military looking jacket. I decided to give one a shot but if I don't like it, I will return after a try-on. No waiting until too late to return.

    Also, their newest batch of fleece Tankers have the correct zipper length at the collar, a nice correction (not buying one though).
     
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  6. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    How do they size in real world? Looks good. Thanks for posting.
     
  7. Thomas Koehle

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    jackets look pretty good so far and pricewise they are not on the real expensive side - would like to see a "fitpit" just to get an idea about the length
     
  8. CBI

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    the second pattern blue deck jacket with the clip/metal/clasps/hooks as front closures is about a month or two out, also from ATF
     
  9. CBI

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    arrived today, wife took to wrap as an X-Mas gift for me. so, no pics but excellent jacket ..............VERY oversized. I am a size 44 regular, I ordered a large (size 41-44) and its big. I plan on washing and drying the heck out of it so I am expecting some shrinkage so will keep it but if you are thinking of ordering either go down a size or factor in return/exchange shipping for a different size. Flip size, jacket is long(er) for a knit waisted jacket so much more practical. Very well made, recommended minus sizing issues.
     
  10. Thomas Koehle

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    THX for the details ...

    just to make things complete some pics of an original

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    at least on those pics the jackets do not seem to be that long - more of the length of a tanker jacket or similar ...
     
  11. Smithy

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    Great photos Thomas, thanks for posting those.
     
  12. CBI

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    FYI - I had a chance to try mine on again, too huge, returning - definitely go down a size
     

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