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

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

  1. zoomer

    zoomer Well-Known Member

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    It's midsummer in the upper midwest, so I am rotating my two Willis & Geiger M-421s, and then only if it's windy, rainy or I need lots of pockets. The W&G bush poplin is great goods, tightly woven enough to shrug off light precipitation tho not water treated in any way.

    Best part is, I got the 2nd jacket at a very reasonable price due to some minor spotting on the right front. (I'm gonna patch it over with the insignia of VT-6, the Devastator squadron that got all but wiped out at Midway.)
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    Aren't patch-flap pockets way cooler than plain slit pockets? I think so!
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  2. Phrog Driver

    Phrog Driver Member

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    Hot as the P.I. here in NOVA and definitely not jacket weather, but since I just joined VLJ, here is my collection. Got em both "free", but the thing I am proudest of is that they both still fit 40 years later! My original 1977 Star 7823E and a CWU-45 of unknown vintage that was issued to me in 1982. Thanks for letting me participate. Rescue patch.jpg CWU-45.jpg
     
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  3. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Guys' ……...The thread is "What jacket (s) are you wearing at the moment?"
    Not…….."What jacket (s) are hanging on a hanger at the moment."
    We need to see fit pictures with jackets on bodies.
    How else can we tell if we want to dump a bundle of cash into another jacket;)
     
  4. Phrog Driver

    Phrog Driver Member

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    Damn, only a member for a half hour and already earned a smackdown! I think I'm gonna like it here!
     
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  5. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Ohhhh Noooo !!
    Phrog I feel terrible! I didn't even notice that this was your 2nd post.
    Please forgive me...that was horrible of me!!

    Now go introduce yourself in the new members BIO section so everyone can say hi and welcome
    and stop complaining!;) (Welcome my friend! Love the Star G1, looks awesome!)
     
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  6. zoomer

    zoomer Well-Known Member

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    If I had a fit body, I'd take a few!
     
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  7. MeachamLake

    MeachamLake Member

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    The M-421 is one of my favourite jackets, it's just such a shame that nobody seems to make them at the moment. We need a new repro on the market!
     
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  8. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    hahahaha, welcome to the abusement park, phrog.
     
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  9. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Man Burt, let the guy sit
    Burt let the guy at least sit down before having a go at him :D

    Welcome aboard Phrog!
     
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  10. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    Might as well get used to it! Hi Phrog, good to have you aboard.
     
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  11. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Just my demented sense of humor.;)
    Just kidding with you Phrog. Welcome aboard!!!
     
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  12. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to VLJ. No worries, we really are a friendly bunch. But we do like to take the Pea out of each other;-) It looks like you have settled in well.
     
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  13. MeachamLake

    MeachamLake Member

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    I hope that @Ken at Aero Leather liking my post about the need for a repro M421 on the market is some sort of subtle hint that Aero has one coming? I can dream :D haha!
     
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  14. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Too bloody hot to wear this puppy that just arrived from Devon.

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  15. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Grant
    Bad ass A2!
    Congrats!
     
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  16. Persimmon

    Persimmon Well-Known Member

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    Damn this infernal weather !!
     
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  17. Lorenzol

    Lorenzol Active Member

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    RW 27752? Look at that grain. Gorgeous!
     
  18. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Lorenzo. Yep, 27752. Ordered it last year and finally received it. It was worth the wait.
     
  19. blackrat2

    blackrat2 Active Member

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    Jeez Grant!,that has some serious grain already
    Very nice, why the long wait or is that the norm now?
     
  20. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Thanks blackrat. I told Gary I was in no rush and to take his time. I guess despite the price hikes, demand is high.
     
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