After much soul searching, I decided to trade in my beautiful ANJ-4. Since pulling it out of storage last month,it’s been lying unworn, taunting me. While it’s been great for early starts and during January and February, the reality is that these jackets are meant for places where the mercury sinks below 0C at the end of November and rarely clambers above it until the end of March. As it is, I realised the goat panels were barely broken in and the thing was basically pristine after two years wear. So, with a heavy heart, back to Aero it went. Now, I still wanted a sheepskin jacket - I wear my Irvin all the time - it was a case of getting the right weight. Thankfully, Aero’s Quartermaster Store has a D-1 in my size. I’ve been intrigued by them ever since bn1966 and worf recommended it as a warm and flexible jacket, so the opportunity to get one without the usual wait was ideal. Anyway, long story short, I now own a fantastic red skin D-1. This particular one has been made for Thurston and was modified with B-6 pockets rather than the zippered ones - no loss as far as I’m concerned as there’s few things more unpleasant than having your hands scratched raw on a cold morning. The other mod was the replacement of the normal horsehide tapes with russet Vicenza, which is a classy touch. Right enough chat, here are some pics. I’ll get some wear ones taken once my other half returns.