Portuguese officer's leather jacket

Discussion in 'Foreign Flight Jackets' started by gubbio, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. gubbio

    gubbio New Member

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    Hi, I thought I'd share this Portuguese military leather jacket. This model has been authorized wear by army officers since at least the 1970s and probably earlier. It's a simple, distinctive design that is not obviously derivative, in my opinion. The interesting thing is that it isn't a flight jacket at all. The Portuguese flight jackets look similar to an A-2 but with a knit collar -- a little cheesy, in my opinion. And the Portuguese army has recently introduced a new model leather jacket, but it too looks too much like a civilianized A-2. This model, however, is unmistakably military, with clean, solid lines, and a classic look.

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  2. deeb7

    deeb7 New Member

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    Hello gubbio, thanks for the picture ..... hmm, I quite like it. :cool:
     
  3. dujardin

    dujardin Active Member

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    thanks to let us discover this jacket.

    personnaly, not my style. ;)
     
  4. RCSignals

    RCSignals New Member

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    Nice jacket. Does it have an internal storm flap? Lower hand pockets a the side seams?
     
  5. gubbio

    gubbio New Member

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    No, no lower pockets or wind flap. I guess that in that respect it's not very utilitarian -- but then again neither is the original A-2 or G-1. It does have straps and buckles on the sides to cinch up the waist, though...
     
  6. dmar836

    dmar836 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Dave
     
  7. CHECK6

    CHECK6 New Member

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    very nice jacket!!!!!
    Fab
     

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