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

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

  1. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    high end repro of their 1936 road jacket American Negro League

    check out Ebbets Field Flannels -just one T
     
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  2. galvestonokie

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    here's a G-1 Edwards:
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  3. B-Man2

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    Sweet looking G-1.
    Like the collar color.
     
  4. Earloffunk

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    Very nice G-1 - makes me think whether or not I might need an original G-1 sometime.
     
  5. Smithy

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    The one thing that puts me off getting a G-1 or M-442(a) jacket is the collars often look a bit piddly to my eyes, too small. I know it's just me but I like a decent size collar if it's sheepskin, mouton, etc. Were there variations in collar size with these or are they mostly fairly small?
     
  6. Tenfifteen

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    that's what I like with the G1s ;)

    Yes, but from rather small collar (mid 60's) to a little bigger... but not as big as some weird repro like 80's Avirex & co when the collar where removable
    my 1963 Irvin B foster has the smallest collar I've seen on a G1, my Brill is bigger and my 1955 LW Foster has the biggest one... although it doesn't reach the ears anyway :D
     
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  7. Smithy

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    Thanks for that. So the 50s ones have the largest collars then?
     
  8. Tenfifteen

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    I can't say.. as my LW Foster is the only early 7823(AER) I've seen IRL (and it's not even a good exemple as it's an Amend#2 witch is a transition.. ) but it seems that the AER where the same
    All the 7823B I've seen had the smallest collar, that's all I can say
     
  9. B-Man2

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    Tim
    I don't know if this helps but the top collar is an Eastman M-422a
    The next one down is 1969 Martin Lane G-1 and the bottom one is the current issue USN G-1
    Cheers
     
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  10. Tenfifteen

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    Thx B-Man ! The Martin Lane has the typical rounded collar of the 60's ... obviously the "pre G1s" had that pointy look that make them bigger !
    whoh ! Never seen the actual G1s before ! They have even smaller collar tha my Irvin foster :D
     
  11. B-Man2

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    The "current" G-1 in my photo was actually a 1999 contract, but yes the newer G-1 jackets have a smaller collar as Tim (Smithy) noted. Most of the 60s G-1s have a slightly larger collar with nice looking reddish mouton.
     
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  12. Tenfifteen

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    the current G1s are really dark too ! (In contrast with the majority of the light brown 7823E "chocolate")
    for the 60's G1 the C and D have the biggest collar I think (as seen on Star/Brill 7823D/Ralph E...) Don't now if it's an Irvin B Foster spec but the 7823B had (really) smaller collar (I've seen a Ralph 7823B but can't remember if the collar was the same)
     
  13. Steve27752

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    Ah, the G&F from the days when ELC used that label.
     
  14. B-Man2

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    Steve
    At the risk of getting the dreaded green right turn off thread sign, I'll push this one more post;)
    Good eyes!
    I wonder why they stopped using the Gordon & Furguson label . Did Eastman get called on it by whoever now owns the name?
     
  15. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    I do not know, they now use a ELC label.
     
  16. Miles

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    Bibs are cool but Levis 55s work great with my high waisted LW ANJ-4. High waisted is the key with these vintage looks. It also helps if ya got short legs!


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  17. B-Man2

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    IMG_6536.JPG IMG_6539.JPG IMG_6535.JPG A rainy day here so I went with an old standby , my Barbour International Waxed A7 .
     
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  18. Smithy

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    Now that M-422a is OK with me, I'd wear that, put me down as a big collar guy - must be because I was born in the 70s :D

    Thanks for posting those Burt.
     
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  19. Thomas Koehle

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    Chinese repop B10 I recently got from one of my pals
     
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  20. Skip

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    Generally speaking, the m422a's had slightly larger collars than their post war comrades along with a more comfortable fit, but it did vary. I've had a G&F (red lining), ET Church, and an FO, all had larger collars, but the largest was the Gordon and Ferguson which comes to a pointed end almost squared off compared to other contracts, which I think looks much smarter. The Church has a more rounded collar end, and the FO is in-between.

    On another note, bit unusual for me to post a jacket wear shot this time of year as lately temp has been nudging closer to 40'c, but the Snowies got a light dusting of snow overnight and the subsequent cold front made its up our way. Just back from a cruise in the delightfully cooler air in The ELC '33 Weber.

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