Some Eastman Photos

Discussion in 'Repros' started by m444uk, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. m444uk

    m444uk Active Member

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    The tag in the jacket isn't a Roughwear or an ELMC one. It's probably for the Asian market or UK hipsters with cash to burn...

    Regular ELC B-3 looking good

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  2. m444uk

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    Talking of cash to burn the Devon fleece is now lists @ £1600 !

    It suits this Japanese guy rather well

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  3. CBI

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    wow - that looks amazing!!!
     
  4. blackrat2

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    Very nice, makes Mr Levers Anj sound even more of a deal, shame it’s size 42
     
  5. John Lever

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    The Devon fleece jackets seem universally unpopular and don't hold their value.
     
  6. Falcon_52

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    John, is the sheepskin really as stiff as it appears in this photo on these Devon fleece jackets? It really doesn't look very comfortable to wear.

    Noel
     
  7. John Lever

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    The current version is soft but I don't like the collar or having to have the TW finish
     
  8. Smithy

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    Is that the time worn finish that that Japanese bloke is wearing in the above pic? Maybe it's the photo or lighting but it looks off to me.

    I know the Devon fleece is meant to be beautiful but there's something about the really curly fur that reminds me of that main chap in "The Onedin Line"'s muttonchops. I know it's probably just me but I can't shake it.

    I'll stick with my 1940 Pattern I think.
     
  9. MikeyB-17

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    I have to agree, the Devon fleece doesn’t do it for me either. I do know what Smithy means about the chap in ‘The Onedin Line’! Showing our age there!
     
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  10. CBI

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    I love that jacket above - as a cool jacket and an option. I like other Irvins as well. I would want to see more photos if I were in the market for an Irvin and yes, I would probably opt for another style, but if offered to me at an attractive price - yep SALE!!!!
     
  11. Smithy

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    How's that Mikey, The Onedin Line is still haunting out subconscious!
     
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  12. m444uk

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  13. MikeyB-17

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    133EF003-7956-4DF9-AB2C-9E8428F7FDBA.jpeg This is what we’re on about Folks...
     
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  14. blackrat2

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    Lol, the worrying thing is I remember that programme
     
  15. Dubpynchon

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    I’ve never liked the way the collars on those Devon fleece Irvins look nothing like the rest of the sheepskin, like they were grafted on. I suppose it’s unavoidable, you wouldn’t want a collar made out of the curly stuff.
     
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  17. Roughwear

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    I agree and if you look at original jackets where the body is made of long pile fleece the collar, cuffs, windflap and hem are usually made from softer close pile fleece.
     
  18. m444uk

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  19. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    This is not a good look if one wants an accurate repro of a late war jacket. Using long pile curly body fleece for the hem, cuffs and windflap was rarely done in 1944-5.
     
  20. John Lever

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    The ones I have seen had short pile fleece in these areas but the seams were so well done as to be invisible.
     

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