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

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

  1. Earloffunk

    Earloffunk Member

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    Hm, ok. But do you agree that the pocket flaps look different on the two jackets or do I just have strange eyes?
     
  2. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    I do not think you have strange eyes. Like originals it may depend on who cut and stitched the flaps.
     
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  3. Earloffunk

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  4. s4rmark

    s4rmark Active Member

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    I bought my Monarch in 2011.
     
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  5. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    wasn`t that cold today so I have been wearing a B10 repop which is I think from "Quartermaster" together with BIB`s from "Pike Brothers" - patch was sewn to the jacket by myself

    the B10 is pretty short in the body so I usually wear them with BIBs only

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  6. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Thomas
    Looks good.
    Even better when you're on the Pan Head...I bet!...:)
     
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  7. CBI

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    Thomas - looks great - I KNEW it was a Quartermaster B-10 seeing how short it is before I read your text. it looks really super!!!!
     
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  8. Atticus

    Atticus Well-Known Member

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    It’s been colder than a well digger’s ass since before Christmas and I’ve been wearing everything from an ATF N-1 to a Reed N-3A. Today, the temperature rose above freezing for the first time in recent memory, and I happily shed my outerwear. Here I am...on my way to the post office...blatantly wearing no gloves, no skull cap and no heavy coat. Only a Woolrich shirt and a vintage Stetson.

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    AF
     
  9. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Very smart, I like the Stetson.
     
  10. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    The recent Monarchs have a more pointed pocket flap like originals. When ELC first released their monarch they were criticised over the shape of the pocket flaps. Here is mine from 2016.

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  11. Earloffunk

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    Thanks, Andrew. I thought that they have changed something but I did not have any samples to compare. I like the newer pocket flap better!
     
  12. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Andrew, these two pictures are from acme depot and I believe show a slightly more rounded pocket flap. So both would be correct. monarch_front.jpg monarch_pock1.jpg
     
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  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    There was variation in the shape of the pocket flaps.The last picture is closest to the current ELC pocket flap design.

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  14. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    I've pretty much made my mind up now that my next A-2 needs to be a ELC Monarch. Thanks Mark, Steve and Andrew, your pics have convinced me!
     
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  15. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It is a comfortable A-2 to wear Tim. I added an original Talon slider and painted it and the zip track brown as per originals.
     
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  16. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    That must have taken a bit of patience?
     
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  17. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    The top pic of Andrews post show the difference in the pocket flaps on one jacket..as I look at it on a phone the left side looks slightly more pointy than the more rounded one on the opposite side
    I had a GW Monarch and yep nice comfy jacket
     
  18. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It did Steve and it still works fine!
     
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  19. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    I look stranger than usual but Ebbetts Field Chicago American Giants jacket - wool/leather

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  20. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Now I know absolutely nothing about these jackets. Is it an original or a repro?
     

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