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

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

  1. Marv

    Marv Active Member

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    Alpha MA-1 today, not really cold enough for anything warmer
     
  2. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    ELC Perry B-3.
     
  3. Peter Graham

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    My new Buzz Rickson N-1.
     
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  4. CBI

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    Peter - congrats on the Buzz N-1, they are great, been wearing mine lately
     
  5. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    Photos Pete Photos! You know it ain't nuthin without photos.

    I'll be taking the trusty N-1 to Berlin, along with the A-2, CVC and M-65 minus liner. I hope the apt is spacious ;-)
     
  6. John Lever

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    Just returned from Salzburg Austria, it was cold but not sheepskin cold (5c) so I wore my BR B2. So comfortable and not too overstated.
     
  7. Peter Graham

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    Steve, I'm hoping we won't need N-1's at the end of April, although the A-2 might go down well in those leather clubs I was telling you about. Lol. Yup, it arrived from Japan customs charge free and I'm chuffed with it. Fit is perfect, colour is exactly like an original and it's itch free. Gripes are, it's not as heavy and thick as an original and the U.S.N. stencil, while being the correct font, is bigger than on originals. Surely it's as easy to make it right as wrong ?
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  8. PADDY_M

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    Wore a lighter leather jacket that looked GREAT but was miserable in the cold weather! Lesson learned.
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  9. Silver Surfer

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    hahahahahahaha.....datsanice, boss.
     
  10. Cobblers161

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    Pete..... looks great mate! Fits very nicely just don't let the stencil bug you.
    Funnily enoughI came across one of the Paul NewmanN-1 shots and you can make out the stencil that looks just like..... wait for it......... the dreaded Buzz Demotex version.
    I'll find it and post her up.

    Man, reading about Berlin now, gonna be a helluva trip! I'm thinking we should have gone for 5 nights after all :-/
     
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  11. Peter Graham

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    Don't worry. Berlin's not going anywhere. This is just the first mission !
     
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  12. asiamiles

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    Did the weight of originals change over the years? I've come across them on racks in used clothing stores and there seemed to be some variation, just as there is with the repros...BR's 'sea water wash' N-1, for example, is heavier than the regular one. Similarly there seems to be some variation with the stencils; I wonder if this is down to when they were originally applied or if they would get redone if the first one completely faded? Glad to hear it's comfortable, the most important thing!
     
  13. Peter Graham

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    Miles, you're right. A comfortable fit is the most important thing. No matter how nice a jacket is, if it doesn't feel right it ends up staying in the wardrobe.
     
  14. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Active Member

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    Today it is my ELC Star.
     
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  15. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    these days: BR N-1, ATF M41 and SM Wholesale First Pattern Tanker
     
  16. Thomas Koehle

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    for original N1`s there have been some different variants at least with the stencils and i`m sure due to the fact that the jackets have been produced at different companies there may also some deviations in weight possible

    again checkered shirt - it`s 25 degree Celsius here in Mexico

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    testride on a HD - didn`t buy
     
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  17. PADDY_M

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    Chin Chin! (Right jacket for today which im wearing but this was a spring photo).
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  18. Thomas Koehle

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    could you pls post pics of the tanker?
    still i`m after one ...
     
  19. CBI

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    had bad luck with Photobucket last few times I tried to upload and post pics. The SM Wholesale is an upgrade from the ATF Tanker with better knits and zipper that does NOT go to the very to of the collar. ATF is still a great bargain and the fleece lined ones new are $99.
     
  20. MikeyB-17

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    It's raining in Cornwall, so I'm going for the Barbour Border, in as-new condition, which I bought for twenty quid in a charity shop in Newquay.
     

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