Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Roughwear, Mar 22, 2008.
ELC 33 Werber
I want one!
Thanks B-Man, wearing it a lot lately and its taking on some character. Heading to the high country for a week so it should get some real wear
Skip how old is your ELC?
As for me,
I wrangled two horses who escaped the coral today and had to mend a fence and got a nice memory from it on my ELC monarch. a small surface level abrasion but not a tear through. I will say this horsehide is tough. would have went straight through lamb or perhaps a thinner goat hide. I will always remember this moment now when I look at it. ha. Thats using your gear.
It just adds character to your Monarch
That was exactly how I decided to look on things when me and the above BK were bitten by a dog, damn thing when straight through the leather and my arm, hardly think about it now though.
Well in that case .... The scars just added character to your arm!
Jeremiah, close on a year old. Like yourself I use these jackets doing most things
What lake is that; I am from Western MA also
It’s Norwich pond in Huntington.
Went to mount Buffalo Today, was 0'C at sunrise, and 17 at the Lake below where this was taken. Bk AN-J-3, wool Denim jeans and the dependable Landcruiser, gear to get you there, wherever there is
Actually caught a few hours of mid-40's F weather this morning.... Today, I'm wearing yet another Morgan Productions horsehide A-2. This one is a recent replacement for one I sorely regretted selling some time back.
These A-2's were a collaboration in the mid-1990's between the late Col. Robert K. Morgan (Pilot of the 'Memphis Belle'), his widow Linda Morgan, and the large Japanese army-war surplus company, Nakata Shoten. The 'Morgan Memphis Belle' A-2 is popular in Japan as a period-patterned Mid-level ($440.00 USD) A-2, currently available in both cow and horsehide. The HH is a dark seal brown, appears to be chrome-tanned, comfortable to wear when new, and at the upper limits of thickness for a 'proper' A-2.
The tagged size 44 gives me exactly the wartime cut and look I love in an A-2 for my 44" chest. The sleeves on both this, and the other one I had are a bit long. I have a new set of better quality knits on-hand, and will have the sleeves bobbed when installed....
Hard to see the horsehide's grain in the above pics.. Here's a couple:
Still very hot and now humid in Matthews NC...
You pop up all over the map. Let me check out front ....you may be there next
Thx....I love flying....
Pilot if you are still in NC by weeks end there is a great airshow in Virginia Beach VA. The Military Aviation Museum hosts a show called warbirds over the beach.
A fantastic collection of WW2 vintage aircraft most of them in flying condition and period reenactors. It's a great weekend. And yes, you can fly in!
Thx, but need to be in France for the WE..
Yes, would love to drive there...watch all those birds ( the ones with wings plus the ones with eyes....) roaring...
The first dump of snow hit the high country a week ago, and with it straight into Winter. Made it to mt Hotham yesterday, no phone reception there so posting today. And for all who may be wondering we're on a road trip through the Victorian high country, with half my jacket wardrobe in tow and Plenty of wear a happenin'
Was -5 on the mountain, in the RMNZ m445 and cosy warm, love that collar