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    Opinions on Vanson Luftwaffes Officers Great Coat?

    Does anyone have Vanson's Luftwaffe Great Coat? I would like to hear any thoughts you might have on it especially the quality of the Firenze medium weight leather vs the heavy cowhide.

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    I would like to hear more about this coat, too. Apparently, it is part of the Rhode Island State Police winter uniform.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Philalethes View Post
    Apparently, it is part of the Rhode Island State Police winter uniform.
    Doesn't sound nearly as marketable. They aren't ex-luftwaffe, are they?

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    I have both hides from Vanson. Firenze is thinner and the finish is more on the surface, so the patina is in the way it chips away at the edges. Still I'm glad I have Firenze on a Teton because I think it might be too heavy otherwise. I would take competition in every case except if weight is an issue, which I think it could well be with that coat.

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    Do you end up looking like this if you get the heavyweight cowhide?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Graemsay View Post
    Do you end up looking like this if you get the heavyweight cowhide?

    If you do end up looking like this then ill take one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley Milton Dagwell View Post
    Doesn't sound nearly as marketable. They aren't ex-luftwaffe, are they?
    Yes but that great coat doesn't look Luftwaffe to me at all, especially the collar.

    A Luftwaffe overcoat should look like this:


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    Hogan!!!!!!!!

    Sorry, couldn't help meself...

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    Those greatcoats in leather are quite intimidating...I wish they made coats in wool, then Id grab one

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    Quote Originally Posted by giovanni View Post
    Those greatcoats in leather are quite intimidating...I wish they made coats in wool, then Id grab one
    When I was young I was in NYC with no warm coat so I bought a West Point cadet great coat in a second hand store. The problem with wearing a coat like that is that it makes too much of a statement. When you're walking down the street, you feel like people are clearing a path for you. I don't want my clothes to make me feel that way.

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