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Aero modified redskin D-1 (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Sloan1874, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. dubpynchon

    dubpynchon One of the Regulars

    You'll find the standard D-1 pockets even more useless as handwarmers to be honest, not that I'm trying to put you off your recent purchase. You kind of have to strike a strange pose when you use them but they're grand for gloves. You can't salute with your hands in your pockets anyway!
  2. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

    It occurred to me once that the reason pockets on military jackets were designed specifically to discourage people using them as handwarmers. They’re meant for holding things. I noticed how deep the pocket bags are and so I’m not worried about stuff falling out.
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  3. SpeedRcrX

    SpeedRcrX One Too Many

    Really beautiful jacket, congrats Craig!


    Where are the fit pics ???
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  4. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

    Thanks, RX. I'll get some pics when I can get some decent daylight - it's dark here before 4pm at the moment, so it'll be the weekend. We're anticipating a cold blast over the next couple of days, so it'll be getting a proper road test sooner rather than later.
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  5. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

    Lovely jacket Sloan....you can't beat a 'Redskin' & the D-1 is such a practical jacket, certainly my 'Go to' shearling :)
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  6. Plumbline

    Plumbline One Too Many

    I've said it before and I'll probably say it again :) .... of all the shearlings the D-1 is the most practical for the UK climate ( especially with a little room for a jumper or a scarf underneath )

    Great pick ... wear it well.
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  7. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

    As the cold wind and possible snow, the sheepskins come into their own. I wear my B3 and ANJ fairly often down in the south. I just leave them undone if getting too warm but then I only bought them to wear with a T shirt.
    If you were given it as part of your working clothes would the $$$ value matter? It is only the cost of these that in 50 years time there will be a glut of worn but clean jackets. Bike jackets are about the only thing that still serve their original purpose, who wants to roll around in the mud as you say in an £600+ jacket.
    Sort of off topic but where I work in the railway industry we were once given some Snap On tools to do our jobs. A few, and it was not just one or two, decided to take their issued tools home and replace them with cheaper, inferior stuff they used at home. If your boss said "here's a nice well made sheepskin to do your outside winter job" would you seriously leave it behind for something you got from a shopping mall that was not quite as warm?

    Ahh yes a good decision. But try to imagine it with the nicer looking adjustable side straps as on the ANJ4 rather than those ugly waist zips. Not that they are not practical, just ugly ;) Well, thats my opinion anyway.
    Keep warm Craig :)
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017
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  8. Stand By

    Stand By One Too Many

    Hard to believe that you let your ANJ-4 go! Wow.
    But then again, a B-6 is so much more practical for the UK climate - and I have just had my ELC RW B-6 on this morning and it's -4C and it scoffed at the cold northerly breeze and the collar was up and secured with the leather strap, and it's so snug ... so yours will do the same for you with the prevailing winds and a well-fitting C-3 beneath will extend the usage towards more what you had with your ANJ-4 too ... a very fine choice! And simply there's no denying the stylishness of the redskin jackets.
    Wear it happily and in good health!
  9. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

    I would love to get a B-6 or a D-1, but I just can't see me getting much wear out of one here coz the weather turns so drastically.
    On Wednesday I walked the dog in my B-3 and it was snowing (dog loves snow), yet today was T-shirt and A-2 weather.
  10. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

    Sounds exactly like our current weather Big J :)
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  11. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

    We had temperatures in the teens on Wednesday but we’re down to the 0C mark this evening!
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  12. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

    Moving on my ELC BOB Irvin type due to lack of appropriate weather over here...needs to be colder!!!! My D-1 will cope generally & as 'Stand By' notes...a nice well fitting C-3 underneath (got one planned) will extend the usage if required :)
  13. Sloan1874

    Sloan1874 I'll Lock Up

    The way the weather is crashing here, I think I may switching to the Irvin tomorrow, tbh!
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  14. Some B6s, early ones, I believe, had side buckles instead of zips. The latter were easier to use on the go and while wearing the jacket, though.
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  15. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

    @bn1966, you're in Sheffield IIRC. Great city, loved going out drinking in Sheffield when I was there, but yeah, your winters are cold and long! You're gonna need that shearling waiting for the tram home after a night on the town!
    I never noticed it when I was a kid, but I'm sure rapid temperature swings are a recent thing. I'm bracing for snow.
  16. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

    Just a hint of support for the straps over the zips Edward?
  17. No strong feelings on the matter, though I'd probably go zips as they helped make the B6 that bit different from everything else.
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