Nylon Jackets from DD & GW

Discussion in 'Nylon' started by DiamondDave, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    I think they are both pretty cool looking!
    Would you patch them like the pictures or simply leave them in patched.
     
  2. DiamondDave

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    I’m thinking at least the NASA badge as well as the Velcro for a name tag.

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  3. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    cool NASA jackets
     
  4. colekwok

    colekwok Active Member

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    I would think the blue one is more subtle if you wear it in the street. Although the orange one really looks sharp and much more elaborate. And yes, they need the patches to be complete!
     
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  5. CBI

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    NASA patches might look nerd-ish...............getting into the trekkie realm here maybe! "Oh, you're dressed like an astronaut" I do love the jackets though.
     
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  6. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member

    Both, but light blue would be fine if only one is an option. As far as patches go, less is more, in my opinion. The NASA patch and leave it at that, with an option, if a customer desires, to patch and velvcro it up to the hilt.

    - Ian
     
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  7. johnwayne

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    That Monarch is awesome, would have thought a faithful repro of that might be more popular than the NASA jackets? Lovely colour both inside and out!
     
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  8. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member

    I think they are making the Monarch and I’m sure it will be popular. Correct me if I’m wrong in regard to the manufacture of it being a done deal.

    - Ian
     
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  9. DiamondDave

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    John Wayne,

    The jacket in the pictures IS my reproduction of that Monarch contract. I am pleased to know there was confusion about that, it tells me that I’m on the right track.

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  10. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    I love both colors, but also vote for nothing sans the NASA patch, if anything. What would you expect the cost availability be @DiamondDave ?
     
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  11. johnwayne

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    Ah, did think it was great nick for a 50's jacket but the fact you said that and you 'added to your stable' I thought it was one you intended to repro like the two NASA jackets. Still awesome, maybe even moreso now!! Argh, the temptation!!!
     
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  12. DiamondDave

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    I am thinking of leaving them clean. That seems to be the consensus view anyway. I was just afraid of it looking like a McGregor golf jacket. LOL. These will probably be available soon, as I just need to come up with some money to
    get the ball rolling.

    Though on that note, I did find some goods laying around the shop and whipped up this one just to see what was possible with a cotton shell...

    Also of note, I have found that 'Skilcraft' if still a going concern, and making the pens as issued to PX's around the world for the last 60yrs or so. I will be including a set of these with each jacket that I sell in this line.

    DETAILS OF THIS JACKET:
    This is a reproduction of a private purchase jacket as would have been made in Okinawa for a US Service man serving in Vietnam.

    Tailor label to SANG WOO a concessionaire to the US ARMY since 1904 (I bet there was a 5 yr period there where that was not true) in Naha, Okinawa. This firm was prodigious and also had locations in Bangkok Thailand.

    Jacket features NOS zipper for the cigarette pocket and NOS slider on reproduction tape for the main. Also features NOS double faced Rayon/Wool lining to the interior.


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  13. CBI

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    My Foster L2A arrived and it is fantastic - SUPERB work, I mean really exceptional. Will post some wearing pics next week the I get some time. Congrats Dave on such great accomplishments!
     
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  14. gav

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    This is so awesome. For sale? Size?
     
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  15. DiamondDave

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    Gav,

    This one is for sale, and is a sz 48. Though I do have everything to make any size you’d like.

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  16. gav

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    @CBI looking forward to pictures!
     
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  17. Smithy

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    I reckon that tiger stripe jacket would be a very big hit with the Japanese market. At least they used to go nuts for tiger stripe items.
     
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  18. gav

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    Well I go nuts for tiger stripe and I’m British
     
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  19. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    Price?
     
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  20. DiamondDave

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    $399 is the intro offer for VLJ forum bros ( if paid through PP F & F)These will be $499 on the site.

    Measurements are as follows on this one:

    PtoP -28”
    Shoulder-22”
    Back Length-27”
    Sleeve-27”
    Front Length-23”




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