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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    When the wife wants to go to the outdoor German Christmas market but it’s raining non-stop, you get to “field-test” your gear: Mustang survival/floatation jacket that I usually wear at work (I’m a boat captain), nylon/cotton water resistant cargo pants by RailRiders, and Gore-Tex hiking boots by...
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    Help!! Stain on leather jacket

    One other option is to sew a blood chit on the back to cover the stain. There are so many styles and materials (leather, silk, cotton) and it would still be period correct/accurate for a WWII style A-2 jacket.
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Happy birthday Terry
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Maine in late October; cold, windy, rainy, fog & mist (gorgeous fall foliage on the drive up here!)….perfect place to wear a G-1. This is a Gibson & Barnes “Civil G-1” with deep, welted side hand warmer pockets, a super thick/plush mouton fur collar and very grainy, substantial goatskin. The...
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Latest eBay acquisition: Vintage Orvis G-1/M-422 jacket (I believe these were made in the 1970’s/80’s for Orvis by Willis & Geiger). Gorgeous vintage russet goatskin & salmon red rayon lining that perfectly match my original 1943 H&L Block M-422a jacket.
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    The Rising Sun flag is the Japanese Naval ensign (flag) and it is still used by their Navy ships today! Japan are allied now with the U.S. (and many other nations) and they fly that Rising Sun flag from their ships while in port and at sea. Ironic when their ships visit Pearl Harbor!
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    Five Star Leather Jackets

    I had FiveStar make me a custom B-15D flight jacket and they nailed it! A perfect fit, excellent construction with nice details, especially the mouton collar, which is thick and full and should definitely keep out the cold. FiveStar had advertised a very good-looking M-1A jacket on their...
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Just got back from a week-long trip thru New England; brought my 37J1 and a very vintage W&G G-1. Great vacation!
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    The USN 37J2 (Deck) Jacket - A Mysterious and Rare Bird

    History Preservation Associates (US retailer for Eastman) was selling a special edition Buzz Rickson Navy aviation ground crew jacket (basically the zip front blue deck jacket but with an alpaca wool lining and a closer, tighter fit) that was originally made in 1941 by N.A.F. Perhaps this was...
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Original 80-year old Willis & Geiger M-422a on the left, Lost Worlds G-1 on the right. LW has the best goatskin I’ve ever seen. Their G-1 repro is top notch! After seeing the movie trailer for “Devotion”, the upcoming Korean War/Naval aviation drama (actors all sporting G-1 jackets), I’m getting...
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    FiveStar USN 37J1 on a very warm July afternoon (can’t wait for autumn and the REAL jacket weather!).
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Just received my 37J1 jacket from FiveStar. Perfect shade of light olive and the overall fit, construction and materials are excellent. Very pleased with this repro of the rare, early Navy cloth flight jacket!
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    Cockpit USA Classic 100 Missions G-1 jacket

    I’m 6’ 1” and 215 lbs with broad shoulders and a long torso. I have one of these in a 48 and also one in a size 50 (got it used/like new off eBay dirt cheap). The 48 fits me military neat (fitted but not snug) but very short in the torso. My size 50 is a bit more relaxed/roomy and offers a bit...
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    CockpitUSA/Bill’s Khakis washed goatskin flight jacket. My go-to jacket the past few weeks.
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    What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

    Just got this G-1 style Cockpit/Bill’s Khakis jacket off eBay. It’s made of their unique washed/vintage goatskin. Mint condition (tho missing the snap-on fur collar). Lots of pockets, great fit and excellent workmanship. Really lovin’ it (and wearing it, rain or shine!).

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