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FS: BUZZ RICKSON X WILLIAM GIBSON L-2B FLIGHT JACKET - BNWT - SIZE 42 XL

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Hello there,

Long time lurker, first time poster....

I imported this from TOYO Entrerprise in Japan, as I couldn't find anyone that sold this longer version, and I've been after one for quite some time. Turns out that I should have researched it more (even more than I did!), as the sizing with this is a little bit off (I was following the size tips on historypreservation.com), and I needed a 40, rather 42 (even though I am a 42" chest).

Anyway, it's now up for sale (here, and on ebay). Looking for £550 to cover my costs, which is pretty cheap, considering they're going for $950 on selfedge.com when they're in stock, but am open to sensible offers...

Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for looking!

BUZZ RICKSON X WILLIAM GIBSON L-2B FLIGHT JACKET - BNWT​

SIZE 42 / X-LARGE

Brand new with tags - tried on, but it's a wee bit too big for me.

Imported by myself from Japan

Not available anywhere in the UK, but you can buy it (if you can find it in stock) in the US for $950.

This is the 'long' version marketed to the West, which gives another couple of inches in the length.

From the TOYO Website:

This Black L-2B is produced true to the original L-2B flight jacket that was intended for wear in the light zone except colors of materials which is black. Additionally, the flap tab at the bottom is removed.

SPECIFICATIONS​

  • Custom manufacturing of the correct weight and weave Black nylon outer and inner lining shell to precisely match 1957 USAF specs (treated to repel water)
  • Two snap-down interior pockets lined with heavy 100% cotton twill fabric precisely matching 1957 USAF specs
  • Exact copy of the heavy-duty 1953 Crown zippers on sleeve pocket and jacket front, with zip tape made of 100% cotton HBT fabric
  • Heavy all-cotton zipper pull tab designed for easy functioning with gloves
  • Heavy wind flap protector located behind zipper closure
  • Correct USAF spec. leather pull tab on sleeve pocket
  • Custom manufacturing of the correct, two-ply, 100% worsted wool knit collar, cuffs and waist skirt in Black
  • Heavy parachute harness nylon in Black correctly sewn to left front chest for attaching oxygen mask retainer clip
  • Two snap-down tabs (one on each breast) for retaining headset and microphone wiring leads, exactly as on original 1957 MA-1s
  • Zippered pocket on left sleeve outfitted with four pen/pencil slots and two anti-puncture pencil caps made of 1945-spec. USAF brass
Please see the measurements below -

Size肩幅
Shoulder Width
身幅
Body Width
着丈
Body Length
袖丈
Sleeve Length
36(S)47.0cm前後54.0cm前後68.0cm前後64.0cm前後
38(M)50.0cm前後57.0cm前後70.0cm前後64.0cm前後
40(L)52.0cm前後59.5cm前後71.0cm前後66.0cm前後
42(XL)54.0cm前後62.0cm前後72.0cm前後66.0cm前後
 

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