Budget A-1 jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Blackadder, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

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    Beware. That seller has "borrowed" photos from a lot of different brands including Thedi. I doubt he is selling that genuine Thedi for USD90.
     
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  2. Blackadder

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    Nice. Snap button is what most repro makers use.
     
  3. Technonut

    Technonut Practically Family

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    Thanks for the heads-up.. The eBay listing pic shows the A-1 is made by Bronson, and the pic looks a lot like the Bronson A-1 that you posted pics of. That's why I thought it was the same one. I guess it's an Indian jacket 'borrowing' pics from Bronson.. The lack of their own pics is a big red flag to stay away for sure. ;)

    EDIT: I just messaged the seller asking for actual pics of their A-1. ;) IF they reply with pics of their jacket, I will post them.
     
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  4. mothfighter

    mothfighter New in Town

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    Just what I suspected!!
     
  5. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

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    I know I have seen that A-2 photo in your second link too. Just can't remember exactly where. I think it was a photo from an earlier ebay listing.
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    Found it
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ralph-Laure...hash=item51e6148bad:m:moQuKZg-TuRLqudBHVFrkPA
     
  6. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I'd be really surprised if you heard anything. There seems to be an endless number of pages of jackets, all in different colors and styles, and with remarkably little information about any of them. Aren't there rules on ebay about stealing other companies' photos? I seem to remember problems with this in the past.
     
  7. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

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    He also "borrowed" some pics from another ebay seller's current listing (a RRLxBuzz Rickson's A-2 that has been listed on ebay for over 2 years). I doubt ebay would allow it if they are notified.
     
  8. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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    What was the link to where you got yours, it looks good to me.
    How much was it.
     
  9. mothfighter

    mothfighter New in Town

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  10. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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  11. Theodoros

    Theodoros New in Town

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    It is a shame that you are dealing with a thief.
    You talk instead to report the theft of our pictures.
    I thought that there is a dignity and a respect in this forum, as regards the product that we manufacture so painstakingly.
    90 euros is the cost of Universal zippers that I use for a jacket.
    Greetings from Greece.
     
  12. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    ^Man's right. If you want an excellent A-1 at a very reasonable price, you couldn't do better than Hawkwind Mfg. (see Merchants' section). It's a fairly new company, and they're obviously in love with what they're doing.
     
  13. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

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    Seem like a misunderstanding here. If I had dealt with the seller and has evidence to prove so, I would have reported the case to ebay. Please look at the word "borrow" I used cos I don't have one shed of evidence to prove otherwise and I have no idea who the actual owner of the photo is and who the seller is. BTW, I don't even know who you are but thanks for the advice.
     
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  14. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

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    Seem like a lot of misunderstanding here.
    This is an old thread revived becos another lounger bought the same Bronson jacket as I did over a year ago on Taobao (not from any ebay seller and I doubt the jacket is even available on ebay) and wanted to show it here. Another lounger hence found a ebay seller who purported to deal in the same Bronson jacket but the price on ebay raises some red flags not to mention the various pictures used.
     
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  15. AdeeC

    AdeeC Practically Family

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    He is the guy who own Thedi Leathers. And you are right, I think he has misunderstood you.
     
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  16. Blackadder

    Blackadder One Too Many

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    Thank you. As suspected.
     
  17. Harris HTM

    Harris HTM Practically Family

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    I guess you mean Headwind?
     
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  18. Yes, I too think that Theodoros is misunderstanding what is being discussed here. No one is criticizing or putting down Thedi leathers as far as I can tell. Just the opposite. In fact Thedi is well thought of and complimented quite often on this forum.
    HD
     
  19. dinomartino1

    dinomartino1 One of the Regulars

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    Just received my A1 from the aliexpress seller AL jeans, this is the dark brown model.

    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2016..._1&btsid=df724b16-b1b4-49ec-be4f-a97e7c0fe92c

    The seller replied promptly to my email and the sizing chart was accurate for the jacket I got, perhaps others who bought the jacket can say what theirs was like.
    The jacket stiching is fine and nothing on the jacket is mismatched or unbalanced.
    I have never owned an A1 so I cannot comment on accuracy of it's details.
    The jacket cost me $266 Australian dollars with free DHL delivery, that would be a lot less in US$

    i have taken some photos, i have just taken the jacket out of packaging so it is creased.
    I have had a kelso and an eastman A2 and whilst you cannot compare it their for quality and accuracy and it would not be fair do so, at it's price range for the money it is great value.
    I know top maker jackets are better A1's but they also cost way more and not everyone has the funds to buy one or might like a different style of flight jacket for their collection but cannot afford a top end one every time, remember this thread is for a BUDGET A1. not how good other jackets are that some people can never afford to buy.

    UPDATE
    The jackets come inside the parcel in a bronson plastic bag, there is one spare large and one spare collar button, they are loose and not easy to see, I only noticed them when I was throwing out the bag.

    P1010246.jpg P1010248.jpg P1010249.jpg P1010250.jpg P1010251.jpg P1010254.jpg P1010257.jpg P1010258.jpg P1010260.jpg
     
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  20. wild_balls

    wild_balls Practically Family

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    Hi,

    Hi,

    Nice jacket! What are the measurements in reality for the size 40?

    Cheers Joakim
     

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