View Full Version : looking for a new jacket
05-27-2005, 05:05 PM
Yesterday, I somehow managed to lose my jacket when I was flying from CT to Seattle. I have no idea as to how I managed to do it, or where/when it happened. Needless to say, I need to replace it. This is kinda a good thing since I wasn't entirely happy with it.
I am looking for a simple cotton jacket, almost a windbreaker. The features I want are: hemmed sleeves, hemmed waist and a high waist. I am looking for something along the lines of an "Ike jacket" or an A-1 for the cut of the jacket.
I've been able to find many khaki jackets with the hemmed waist and sleeves, but not any with a high waist line.
Any leads that anyone has to help me find this jacket will be greatly appreciated.
05-28-2005, 03:21 AM
What do you exactly mean when you say 'hemmed'?- that's kind of a bare minimum of a garment- not so much of a feature...
05-28-2005, 06:16 AM
Sorry about that... perhaps I should have said non-banded. When looking at clothes I have found that they either have hemmed sleeves or banded sleeves. The banded sleeves contain elastics to keep it snug against the body. I want the jacket to drape naturally at the waist and I don't want elastic cuffs.
05-28-2005, 10:27 AM
How about a cotton Indy Jacket
05-28-2005, 11:52 AM
I'm looking for something along the lines of these two jackets:
Aero Standard Gabardine Ricky Jacket (http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/webapp/aeroleather/servlet/AeroViewPage?page=displayproduct&subcatid=149&prodid=328)
Duluth Trading Barnstormer's Jacket (http://www.duluthtrading.com/items/93218+MED+REG+KHA.asp)
I really like the Barnstormer's Jacket, but I don't like the Napoleon pocket on the chest.
My grandfather used to wear jackets like these, but unfortunately, I'm a little bigger than he was and they don't fit.
05-28-2005, 12:55 PM
Doesn't the Duluth jacket have a knit waistband?-It's not very '20s-looking and nothing like an A-1. The Aero is a noice jacket but way overpriced for the American market I think. You might try a repro M-41 Field jacket? Easy and cheap and vintage style too.
05-29-2005, 03:33 PM
I think you're right, it does appear to have an elastic on the waist. Here is a good example of what I want. Dickies Unlined Eisenhower Jackets (http://www.dickies.com/wc2/product.asp?cat=101&type=H&styd=JT75BK&pdscr=UNLINED+EISENHOWER+JACKETS+)
This is good except it only comes in blue, charcoal, and black; it has a pencil pocket on the sleeve and it has a red Dickies logo on the chest. However the cut and length of the jacket are perfect.
I have considered the Cotton Wested, but it's a little to long for my taste.
05-29-2005, 05:49 PM
I have one of these jackets that I picked up on sale for 30 bucks(Regular $75).
I don't think its exactly the style or cut that you were looking for, but it is 100% Cotton, and it does have a relatively high waist and hemmed sleeves. The only drawback is that it has a "drawcord" waist.
IMO a pretty decent and rugged jacket for Spring/Fall weather, especially if you can get it on sale.
05-29-2005, 07:00 PM
That looks good. I'll have to check it out. There's no need to use the drawstring. Thanks.
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