A-1

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  1. jonesy86

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    Anyone ever see an A-1 like the one in the left?
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  2. Sloan1874

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    I would not describe that as an A1.
     
  3. jonesy86

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    Cossack?


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  4. photo2u

    photo2u One of the Regulars

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    Looks like an insulated type of a heavy leather coat? Not trim. You see how his arms are not long or very bulky. Nice jacket.
     
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  6. jonesy86

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    Yeah you are right, I looked at that. Very different pockets and collar though.


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  7. jonesy86

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    It’s a mystery. I have seen those pockets on a shawl collar somewhere.


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  8. Seb Lucas

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    Civilian sports jackets like that predate the A1 and continue to be made today with no military or flying connections. Golf, mainly.
     
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  9. jonesy86

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    I also noticed how long the jacket is as well. I usually associate jackets from the 30s with being high waisted.


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  10. John Lever

    John Lever One Too Many

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    Surely it's a Cossack style sports mans jacket ? The A1 is a windcheater type design with knitted cuffs and waist.
     
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  11. Alz

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    Seems to me close enough to the one Thedy Leather makes (see also the ongoing thread). Untitled collage2.jpg
     
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    Love this Thedi!
     
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  13. jonesy86

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    Nice comparison, that Thedi Deerskin looks soft as butter.


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  14. Alz

    Alz One of the Regulars

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    I keep saying Thedi is the brand sporting more personality actually. Looks like he moves straight from very traditional patterns adding his own view.
     
  15. jonesy86

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    Orgueil has the closest pocket that I can find.
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  16. Sloan1874

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    And with a nosebleed price tag attached to it.
     
  17. ton312

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    The length on this jacket creates a very awkward fit. I'm not one for short jackets to be sure but this makes the wearer look like a hot dog in a bun. Not a pattern that needs revisiting imho. Not everything vintage is good.
     
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  18. jonesy86

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    Those pants don’t help either.


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  19. Sloan1874

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    This is a really good point and one worthy of a thread of its own. I remember seeing a couple of Alexander Leather jackets that were based on vintage jackets, and they were big pocketed horrors. It wasn't so much that they were inaccurate, it was just that they were horrible designs in themselves.
     
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    I am enjoying seeing photos and/or examples of vintage stuff and comparing it to today's repros. I tend to like some jackets long and loose, although I also have short and tight and like them too.
     

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