What jacket(s) are you wearing at the moment?

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Roughwear, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Grant, which M-41 repop is it?

    Nice combo btw!
     
  2. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    Two great jackets, but that B-3 is smoking!
    Fits like it was tailored for you.
    I like everything about it, from the color contrast to the great shine of the leather.
     
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  3. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Cobblers!
    It's an ATF M-41. I swapped out the awful repro Talon for an original puller.

     
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  4. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Active Member

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    Not jacket but vest - made in china and altered with patch and some stenciling - put 1 additional day on top of a biz-trip and went for a motorbike ride through the "Joshua Tree National Park" with my wife and some pals - 5 bikes - 6 persons - my wife handled the HD Heritage like a toy was proud like hell - I was ridin` a road king

    meanwhile back to MEX waiting for the ELC B3 from TIBOR

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  5. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    Thomas........Great post.
    I like everything you've got going on there. The vest, the HD Road King and the road trip.
    Looks like you had a beautiful day as well.
     
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  6. falcon_ib

    falcon_ib Member

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    Finally rained while I was home in the Bay Area for Thanksgiving, the perfect time to break out some winter gear! ATF fleece tanker, HBT jacket, surplus German wool scarf, and SM Wholesale roughouts.
     
  7. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Active Member

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    perfect fit!

    which size is the tanker?
     
  8. falcon_ib

    falcon_ib Member

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    Thanks Thomas! I went with a size small from their most recent run which fits quite well, much more snug than I expected. I usually wear a 34 or 36 in jackets.

    Evan
     
  9. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    Tanker looks good! Spot on fit.
    Did you water proof the SM Roughouts?
     
  10. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    falcon - looks great

    the SM Wholesale Roughouts come pre-treated/oiled

    Hey, did ATF fix the zipper issue? looks like it doesn't go all the way to the top of the collar, they its supposed to
     
  11. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    That tanker looks superb. I've had my eye on ATF's fleece tanker for a month or two now and that photo Falcon has just added to my wanting of one ;)
     
  12. falcon_ib

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    Thanks so much guys!

    Yes, the roughouts came pre-dubbed and held up very well on a few lovely hikes around the coastside.

    It's my understanding that the zip on original tankers only goes up about halfway on the collar, same as ATF and WWII Imp repros. However, I'm also pretty sure the zipper on originals doesn't extend all the way to the bottom of the jacket. ATF's does, but it's a small detail that doesn't bother me (especially for the price!)
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    Here, the zipper starts a little bit above the bottom of the jacket and ends about halfway up the collar. Photo taken from http://olive-drab.com/od_soldiers_clothing_combat_ww2_jacket_combat_winter.php

    IMO the only other thing that detracts from the ATF tanker is the weird horizontal ribs on the collar and waistband knits. They're only present on the inside, which isn't very noticeable if you're wearing it. You can see the ribs in the pictures on the ATF website, but since I've washed and worn my jacket many times they're far less visible than the ribs in the pictures.

    Hope that helps. Overall it's a great jacket and I love it - pick one up Smithy!

    Evan
     
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  13. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    IMG_1307.JPG Windsor Great Park. Sacrilege I know, but a modern North Face puffer jacket and a Failsworth, Harris Tweed Peaky Blinders cap.
    Eastman A-10 gloves peaking out of my pocket.
     
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  14. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    I can't cast stones, I succumbed to my Canada Goose parka the day before yesterday when it was -7 and strong winds. I was jolly glad I did too!

    Nice cap BTW.
     
  15. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    Steve
    It's a good look! From the look of the weather you made the right choice.
    Cheers
     
  16. Dubpynchon

    Dubpynchon Member

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    Look at those pockets... so good... ;)
     
  17. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Active Member

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    Bronson B10 on a big motorbike event yesterday down here in Mexico

    didn`t actually expect to meet "Sitting Bull" here ...

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  18. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    Looks like a perfect fit .

    What Maker and size is that?
     
  19. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Active Member

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    Bronson in size XXL - I'm 1.90 usually wearing 44 chest
     
  20. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Keeping warm in an original Aero 21996 and repro Real McCoy's C-2 vest.

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