Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Roughwear, Mar 22, 2008.
Hey Grant, which M-41 repop is it?
Nice combo btw!
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.
It's an ATF M-41. I swapped out the awful repro Talon for an original puller.
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
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.
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.
which size is the tanker?
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.
Tanker looks good! Spot on fit.
Did you water proof the SM Roughouts?
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
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
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!)
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!
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.
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.
It's a good look! From the look of the weather you made the right choice.
Look at those pockets... so good...
Bronson B10 on a big motorbike event yesterday down here in Mexico
didn`t actually expect to meet "Sitting Bull" here ...
Looks like a perfect fit .
What Maker and size is that?
Bronson in size XXL - I'm 1.90 usually wearing 44 chest
Keeping warm in an original Aero 21996 and repro Real McCoy's C-2 vest.