Anj-4

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by avique, Jan 18, 2015.

  1. pak

    pak One of the Regulars

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    A very hansome jacket. No criticism of the jacket, your review reminded me of why I would rarely wear one. They were designed for very cold(high altitude over Northern latitudes) and warmth in a sedendary activity(in an airplane). For me, they are too heavy, bulky, hot and movement is too restricted. They are however a very fine product of both quality craftmanship and materials.
     
  2. B-24J

    B-24J One of the Regulars

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    John, yes that's absolutely beautiful!

    Are those UK military gloves? They look like "GLOVES, MEN'S, BROWN LEATHER".

    John
     
  3. John Lever

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    Gloves ?
    not military just cheap old brown gloves !
    The weight is an issue for these jackets and it is true that it is seldom cold enough to justify wearing on. Similarly my Audi is governed down to 155 mph but I doubt very much I will ever go any where near that speed even for were legal. They are both over engineered I suppose.
     
  4. pak

    pak One of the Regulars

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    Overengineered? Perhaps for the time and technology. Old technology, for sure. Not necessarily a bad thing, though. Topic of discussion for another time.
     
  5. avique

    avique One of the Regulars

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    John,

    What would you say is a reasonable temperature range to comfortably wear the LW ANJ-4? It looks heavier than a lot of the other versions that I've seen so I'm curious what your thoughts are (It looks like you're actually wearing a sweater under it in the photo).

    To be honest the climate here in the Pacific NW doesn't really require a heavy sheepskin jacket but I've always liked the style so I'm willing to invest even if it only gets used for trips to the mountains and the few cold days we get each year. However, it would be nice if I could pull it out more often.
     
  6. John Lever

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    I would wear it from 5 degrees C downwards. It was well below zero on the day of the photo so I kept my sweater on, no problem. I tend to wait outside shops though when my wife if browsing inside. The lack of fleece on the sleeves and waist is more subtle than the B3.
     
  7. avique

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    Thanks John. I've been corresponding with Stuart but I'm still trying to decide if I should pull the trigger or if I should be patient and hope that a used one will pop up.
     
  8. John Lever

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    Well I waited and waited for two years and nothing ever did. If you want one my advice is don't wait supplies are limited.
     
  9. avique

    avique One of the Regulars

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    It does seem very rare to see anything larger than a 40 come up for sale. Most seem to be 36/38.
     
  10. John Lever

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    Seen a 46 in the past 6 months,but the old cardboard type,not so good.
     
  11. avique

    avique One of the Regulars

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    Well I pulled the trigger and ordered the LW ANJ-4. If my wife doesn't kill me I'll post some pictures in a week or so.
     
  12. John Lever

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    Great stuff You won't be disappointed.
     
  13. avique

    avique One of the Regulars

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    Thanks john, I'm looking forward to it.
     
  14. avique

    avique One of the Regulars

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    In speaking with Stuart he won't admit that the change in stiffness was driven by costumer requests. He is adamant that the change was simply made to make the finish more authentic and closer to the originals.
     
  15. Stand By

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    lol
     
  16. John Lever

    John Lever One Too Many

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    Let's not upset the apple cart....
     
  17. avique

    avique One of the Regulars

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    Agreed. Looking forward to delivery on Friday.
     
  18. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

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    That's fast!
     
  19. avique

    avique One of the Regulars

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    He happened to have a 44 R in stock from the same run that Johns came from.
     
  20. Big J

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    Lucky for you! I have a LW G-1. The quality is absolutely amazing (but then so is the price- you really do get what you pay for).
     

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