ELMC Horse Hide G-1

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Gav, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. Gav

    Gav A-List Customer

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    I got this at the Eastman Leather pop up this week and thought I would start a thread to share some fit pictures.
    Size is 46, cut feels a bit trimmer and shorter than the standard goat Navy G-1 that Eastman make. Hide is a lovely rich, deep, waxy brown. Lining is a very nice olive rayon/cotton.
    Fit pictures on a wet, rainy, cold day
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  2. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Lovely jacket that Gav :)
     
  3. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Great looking jacket. It has always been a mystery to me why the A-2 is far more popular than the G-1 since the G-1 is IMHO a better design.
     
  4. Sir Jacket

    Sir Jacket Practically Family

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    Great look. I was tempted by the very same but want a diff colour mouton. How warm, Gav?
     
  5. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Nice looking G-1 with a good fit. I agree with Fanch as to the popularity of the G-1 vs. A-2. I have three G-1s and only one A-2.
     
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  6. Gav

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    Thanks!

    I've been wearing it with a sweatshirt this week and has been plenty warm enough in the frosty mornings.

    I agree, the g-1 is a revelation in mobility compared to a2!
     
  7. Stringmaster

    Stringmaster One of the Regulars

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    Well done sir--great jacket!
     
  8. s4rmark

    s4rmark One of the Regulars

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    Superb looking jacket and a great fit.
     
  9. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    Great looking jacket!

    I am not sure that the A-2 is more "popular' than the G-1. Both are great jackets and I think most agree that the G-1 is a far more ergonomically designed jacket, it was considered to be the case even back in WW2 G-1's (and their similarly designed predecessors) have been manufactured and used by the USN/USMC almost continuously since WW2 so they were/are much less of a rarity perhaps making them less of a "specially" item. There is also the nostalgia/interest in WW2 Army Air Corps that feeds the A-2 popularity a little bit. Both are great jackets, the answer is to own BOTH styles!!!!!!
     
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  10. Pdawg

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    Very nice and great fit!
     
  11. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    That jacket really fits well and the outdoors setting is spot on.
    Had a look at these but did not try one on. Not really a G1 guy at the moment, the look comes and goes with me.
    As to it's popularity, maybe the A2 can be worn with a far wider range of every day clothing than the G1. Not everyone that buys these jackets are military enthusiasts so they appeal to those who can afford a little better than a TKMaxx mall jacket. I point this out as there are many current fashion jackets that contain elements of the A2 rather than the G1.
     
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  12. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    You guys wait until Top Gun 2 comes out. G-1 will be back!!! :D
     
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  13. TREEMAN

    TREEMAN One Too Many

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    Perfect fit.....really nice!!
     
  14. Gav

    Gav A-List Customer

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    Thanks dudes. The outdoor setting is my garden. The woods are on the other side of a barley field at the end.
    This is certainly an everyday jacket for me. It's my only leather jacket. It feels more wearable than an a2 because of the gussets and action back. The aero j106 I had in fqhh was great on a motorcycle but too heavy and tiring for everyday wear.
     
  15. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    F me. Need one.
     
  16. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thats a winner.
     
  17. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    I'm with @Fanch on his observation. I LOVE the A-2, and it's more useful for me being in LA, but all around, it's probably the one mil jacket I'd own if someone put a gun to my head and said you get ONE. I'm going to include the M-4xx jackets in the topic as they're similar enough for me. And look at Good Wear's site to see the pics. If I only had $2k and two years...seeing as how many friends and other's I've lost this year, I don't any longer feel like a two-year wait is a good investment...
     
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  18. nabottle

    nabottle A-List Customer

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    The jacket couldn't fit any better than yours does. Very, very nice!
     
  19. Monitor

    Monitor

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    Looks like a perfection to me.
     
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  20. xmr

    xmr One of the Regulars

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    Perfect! Another one for my never ending list of must-haves lol
     

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