Nylon Jackets from DD & GW

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

  1. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    That's a very, very good price DD. You'll sell a few of these. I still reckon you should put an ad on one of the Japanese sites and see what happens with that one ;)
     
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  2. DiamondDave

    DiamondDave Active Member

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    Fair point Smithy. Just wish I had patterns down to sz 34. Lol!


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  3. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    LOL :D
     
  4. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    So, these jackets must size differently due to the cut/materials. etc? Seems way big so maybe you can offer some sizing tips DD?
     
  5. DiamondDave

    DiamondDave Active Member

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    Butte,

    Sure. By the time that these patterns were made, standardized patterns had gotten a bit larger. This was due to a need to be able to layer under these garments. The jackets have a large arm scye with a large sleeve top, but with a very tapered sleeve end.

    Similarly the chest is over-sized slightly, and a large athletic “drop” to the waist.

    I find that these are best used today in a “down a size” method. Where JC normally wears a sz 46 in an A-2, and I a sz 48 we wear a 44 & 46 respectively.

    As stated previously, we have also added 3” to the body of these jackets so that they can easily be worn today.

    Thanks for the question

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  6. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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  7. DiamondDave

    DiamondDave Active Member

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    Maybe so. Remember that the lining is also much thicker than on an A-2, so part of the extra in the shell will accommodate for that thickness.

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  8. DiamondDave

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    Just some quick wearing pics... I know the numbers have thrown a few of you off, but they aren't as weird as you might think. The lining does make up
    for a lot of the discrepancy of what you are used to in an A-2 or G-1, lets say.

    Model (I use that term loosely)
    5ft 10in
    220 lb
    Chesst 46"
    Waist 38"
    Arm 25"

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  9. gav

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    So that handsome chap is wearing the 48, right?
     
  10. DiamondDave

    DiamondDave Active Member

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    Lmfao! Yes sir.


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  11. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    It might work based on your sizing.
    However, the NASA bits look really easy to wear - this one is a little out there, but hmmm.
     
  12. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! $399 VLJ intro for the nylon L2-A or the tiger stripe?
    Dave
     
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  13. DiamondDave

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    Both. Yes sir. Intro offer to end on 11/03/17

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  14. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    a great price for super jackets!!!
     
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  15. DiamondDave

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    Gents,
    Need to move these samples...

    First L-2B by Lion Sportswear. Lion never actually had a contract with the USAF, for L-2B jackets, but this is made as an "Aero Medical Test Sample", as if they were making it for consideration by the Air Force (Which may indeed have been the case).
    I am offering a further discount on this one, as since it was made, I seem to have had a visit from a local moth who has chewed a slight hole in one of the cuffs. This does not go all the way through and only goes through the top layer. I will include a piece of cuff with the jacket if someone wishes to have it woven up. Shouldn't be a big deal, but 50 dollars off should entice someone.

    Second is the B-15C by Albert Turner, in as new condition. This jacket carries a retail of $699 on the website, but I am letting this one go at a deep discount of $200 off. As to the numbers on this jacket, bear in mind that this has a very heavy interlining and the width is needed to accommodate for that thickness. These jackets do not measure the same as leather jackets.

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  16. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    Highly recommend these - love my DD L-2A. yes, pics next week.
     
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  17. DiamondDave

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    Advisor Pattern is SOLD. Thank you.


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  18. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member

    Diamond Dave = Peter Criss. Could be.
    ;-)

    - Ian
     
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  19. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61 Well-Known Member

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    100%!!!

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  20. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Active Member

    Didn’t Peter Criss sing Black Diamond? ... Hmmm, Diamond Dave...a coincidence? I don’t know.

    I think we should just start referring to him as The Catman. ;)

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