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    Ask a Question, Get An Answer About Outerwear

    Anyone ever come across shoulder gussets that curl/twist? It’s only on the right shoulder, almost seems like the gusset material was either sewn in crooked or it warped over time. The gusset leather seems to want to push itself out, which is what’s causing the seam to curl up (jacket is not...
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    Bronson sale

    I think the website called Olderbest is either owned by Bronson or they work really close together. The prices are in British pounds (sales are exactly the same, just different checkout codes), all the Bronson/Non-stock stuff seems to be on there, and all the reviews are shared between the...
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    Y’2 Leather Fit did I miss the mark?

    This looks as good as it can get with this style of jacket (which looks great). I agree with pretty much everyone else. Wear it a lot and get it more relaxed and it should look and feel better. I have a type 1 trucker that actually bruised my forearms lightly (near the bend of the arm) because...
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    Leather trucker jacket opinions?

    There's a buckle for the strap. The piece of leather that covers it is removable (I imagine it's there so the buckle doesn't damage things you're sitting against)
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    Leather trucker jacket opinions?

    Can't get much better than that Looks like Iron Rangers with the nitrile cork sole
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    Leather trucker jacket opinions?

    Nice, stiff horsehide type 1. Ironically I've never really liked denim trucker jackets (for myself — I like how they look in general), but leather truckers are probably some of my favorite styles for leather jackets.
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    Help me understand the luxury (quality?) that is "Philipp Plein"

    In the fashion world, a name or brand is more important than the quality of the product. Especially if the the stuff is being made by the actual designer by hand, which creates scarcity and a feeling of luxury — following that is the prestige of being able to own the product. The price will...
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    Questions About the United States Navy Peacoat

    We were trained the same way in the Air Force — never put your hands in your pockets. We always questioned (to ourselves) what the point was of even having pockets if we couldn’t use them. The only pocket allowed to be used was the left cargo pocket to place our berets in while indoors...
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    Questions About the United States Navy Peacoat

    Indeed! I can see why they didn't prefer it buttoned all the way up. Other than the lapels, I feel like everything about the WWII coat is better, including the way that the pockets somewhat overlap when you put your hands in them (I imagine that helps more with warmth, but I also like the way it...
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    Questions About the United States Navy Peacoat

    Just got that WWII peacoat today, it's in amazing condition. Even better condition than the 1961 coat that I have. As the seller mentioned in the listing, only some moth tracking on the left sleeve near the shoulder. Hard to see and definitely not an issue. The buttons will need to be resewn...
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    Questions About the United States Navy Peacoat

    I've now officially read 13 years worth of posts in this thread, from the very start. It's a bitter sweet feeling, a little like finishing a really good TV series. It took a while, but thankfully I didn't actually read it all in a single day (I'm not that crazy). Such a wealth of information...
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    Questions About the United States Navy Peacoat

    Yep! Already ordered a set of 4 (used) off eBay.
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    Questions About the United States Navy Peacoat

    Bit the bullet and found a WWII pea coat on eBay. The 1961 one just got me into that mood, such good quality coats for a fraction of the cost of the lesser quality ones made today. It's missing a button so I'll buy some military spec extras. I'll post pics when I have it and take 'em.
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    Questions About the United States Navy Peacoat

    Couple of pictures of the coat being worn. I don't mind wearing it despite the sleeves being a tad bit too long, at least they're not overly long to where the coat looks too big on me. Also, the 40R for my frame is decently snug (not tight). I'd fit into a 42 with a sweater underneath, much like...
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    Questions About the United States Navy Peacoat

    Truly appreciate all of the info, Peacoat!
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