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

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

  1. Skip

    Skip Well-Known Member

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    image.jpg ELC 33 Werber
     
  2. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Nice Skip!
    I want one!
     
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  3. Skip

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    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
     
  4. jeremiah

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    Skip how old is your ELC?

    As for me,

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    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.
     
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  5. B-Man2

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    It just adds character to your Monarch ;)
     
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  6. D97x7

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    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.
     
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  7. B-Man2

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    Well in that case .... The scars just added character to your arm!;)
     
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  8. Skip

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    Jeremiah, close on a year old. Like yourself I use these jackets doing most things
     
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  9. FlyingYankee

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    What lake is that; I am from Western MA also
     
  10. jeremiah

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    It’s Norwich pond in Huntington.
     
  11. Skip

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    image.jpg 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 :cool:
     
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  12. Technonut2112

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    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.... ;)

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    Hard to see the horsehide's grain in the above pics.. Here's a couple:

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  13. Pilot

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  14. Pilot

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    Still very hot and now humid in Matthews NC...
    GW Dubow...
     
  15. B-Man2

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    Pilot
    You pop up all over the map. Let me check out front ....you may be there next;)
     
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  16. Pilot

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    :) Thx....I love flying....
     
  17. Dover

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    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!;)
     
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  18. Pilot

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    Thx, un
    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...
     
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  19. Skip

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    image.jpg 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
     
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  20. ties70

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    Goodwear AERO
     
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