WEP Flight Jacket Pics '72 Kings Point MFG Co

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  1. bn1966

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  2. Rutger

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    Ah yes, the WEP jacket, isn't it designed as part of an ensemble with trousers attached to it? That'd explain the shortness.
    Considered it quite a few times because it looks like a nice enough and practical jacket, but being so short in the back I'd constantly feel the need to pull it down (like some AF nylon jackets I have).
     
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    Rutger, this is entirely correct and though these were worn by Naval aviators as outer garments achieving a conventional fit can be challenging. I've long since given up the idea of wearing one, but Gibson and Barnes offers a modern version that may be cut longer in the body.
     
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    Thanks Franck, really enjoyed the thread & photos :D
     
  6. CBI

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    I have owned 6 original WEPs over the years. They are my favorite nylon flight jackets except for the fact they they are almost impractically short wasted. Even when I went up a size larger than my normal size AND "long" - still too short. Soooooooo, I recently ordered and Gibson and Barnes repro WEP in a "long" size. It should arrive in August! That's quite a wait! I plan on tweaking the jacket a bit to get it to fit, have the correct "look".
     
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    Oh yes! The WEP jacket is not easy to well worn due to his short waist!

    Franck
     
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    A WEP is one jacket I've never owned but being rather short in stature myself, it might just work. I'll keep a look out for one.
     

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