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

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

  1. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

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    Wow! for both: The GW-Aero and the Tudor...
     
  2. Technonut2112

    Technonut2112 Active Member

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    I've taken advantage of quite rainy upper 50's weather both yesterday, and this morning to help break in the recently purchased horsehide Morgan Productions 'Morgan Memphis Belle' A-2 I posted the other day :) .

    I'm VERY happy that I was able to source another one here in the States from Col. Morgan's widow, Linda Morgan, without needing to order from Japan ;) . These are hands-down the most accurate wartime-patterned horsehide A-2's for the $$ ($436.00 USD in Japan) I have run across in years. :)

    The details such as epaulet placement straight over the shoulder and not rolled-forward, pocket placement, 'proper' shoulder width, sleeve circumference / taper, etc., all excellent IMO. Neatly-done contrasting stitching, and solid construction as well. The horsehide is VERY sweet, and is showing grain / creasing nicely for breaking it in from brand-new only over the past few days. I can't wait to have the sleeves shortened a bit, and a nice set of dull 'brick' red knits I have installed. :cool:

    There is stock up to size 46 showing here for those interested:

    http://buyee.jp/rakuten/detail/captaintoms:10001879

    I'm fairly certain there is no other stock in the USA unfortunately... ;(

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  3. ties70

    ties70 Active Member

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    It's Navy Day this morning!

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    My mysterious G-1 from Flying Equipment Co. ...

    Ties
     
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    ties70 Active Member

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  5. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    I spent all yesterday in a three piece suit and overcoat. Joys of "17. mai", Norway's national day!
     
  6. Earloffunk

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    AN-J day in Germany for me:
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  7. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Excellent fitting jacket but you need to beat it up a bit!
     
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  8. Lorenzol

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    Nice G-1 Ties. What's the story behind it? What's mysterious about the jacket?
     
  9. Earloffunk

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    Smithy, thanks - I am working on a thorough beating but with that jacket its not so easy though I am wearing it a lot. o_O
     
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  10. ties70

    ties70 Active Member

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    Nothing mysterious about my particular jacket, but the maker:
    The Flying Equipment Co., Chicago Illinois, G-1 looks just like a perfect example of a military issued USN jacket...BUT: It doesn' seem to be clear if they actually were awarded an official contract. Some think yes, but fail to deliver proof. Other say no, and they think that FE Co. might have been the maker of a perfect copy of a military jacket for the civilian market.

    Not really sure if that problem has been solved by now...but it's definitely a great jacket, genuine government issue or not!

    Best regards,

    Ties
     
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  11. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Second that!

    Looking awesome but needs some "life" ...
     
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  12. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Excellent jacket Ties!

    The fit is spot on ...

    Congrats!
     
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  13. Lorenzol

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    Thanks, Ties. Looks like a legit G-1 to me. But I was wondering about the name of the manufacturer, which I was not familiar with. Mystery manufacturer or not, nice jacket all the same only made more interesting for, well, the mystery manufacturer! Wear it in good health.
     
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  14. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Flying Equip made military looking jackets for the civi market in the 50's. They made a decent looking goat A-2 as well.
     
  15. Skip

    Skip Well-Known Member

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    Nice Earl, perfect fit, and super comfortable yes?

    is that the BK in goat that you received recently or am I thinking of something else?

    Their goat takes a bit to look "combat cloned" I've heard
     
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  16. Earloffunk

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    Matt, yes for all three questions. :D
     

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