G-1 Jacket Purchase

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Reginald Buckleaf III, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Perfect, Reg. Love it. Broken in and relaxed drape. Lexol is great for goat. I would put another coat of that on in a day or two - not too thick and buff it off- and leave it for a year or two. Damn jacket looks like you've owned it forever and it fits a treat.
     
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  2. Reginald Buckleaf III

    Reginald Buckleaf III New in Town

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    [emoji16] Thank you sir! Noted regarding the Lexol. It’s never done me wrong. I’ve used it on my dress shoes in between polishes for years with great results. I’ve even used it on Shell Cordovan...[emoji2958]....[emoji23]


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  3. Kennyz

    Kennyz Familiar Face

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    The jacket looks really great, and you look very cool wearing it, Reginald!

    Ken
     
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  4. Reginald Buckleaf III

    Reginald Buckleaf III New in Town

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    Thank you sir!


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  5. Michaelp

    Michaelp New in Town

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  6. Michaelp

    Michaelp New in Town

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    If I were you I go with the Brill Bros. Buy cuffs and waistband on Ebay, they are about $30-40 a set. Find a GOOD leather tailor spend another $125 and you around $300 total with a great G1.
     
  7. Michaelp

    Michaelp New in Town

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    Go on line to the GOOD WEAR LEATHER CO. they have 19 different A2 styles to choose from. All ww2 designs. Only 3 G1 styles.
     
  8. Ken Amaro

    Ken Amaro New in Town

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  9. Ken Amaro

    Ken Amaro New in Town

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    Thor..I'd love ve to see some pics of that buffalo G1 that is mentioned..
     
  10. Wedge 417

    Wedge 417 New in Town

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    So in 2021? What's the options for buying a good repro G-1.

    I have just acquired a vintage pristine Brill Bros G-1. But sadly the size is too big. I thought a vintage size 44 would fit but unfortunately it's way to big for me. I'm on the look out for a size 42 or possibly 40.

    In the meantime I'm considering repros. What are your thoughts for a vintage fit trim? I'm not into the baggy or modern cut?

    I've heard only good things about G&B but I've also heard they're on the larger and baggy side. Also their G-1 looks a lot darker than the brown issue, is this just bad pictures or is it true?

    Thanks in advance
     
  11. Kevin the Devon

    Kevin the Devon New in Town

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    I own a Gibson Barnes Raider (a G1 with different pockets?)
    It's vegetable tanned leather. Very soft and very good quality leather.

    It fits me well but yes baggy/loose on the sides under my arms
     
  12. Deacon211

    Deacon211 One Too Many

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    Though I have kind of fallen off the G-1 hunt, I think you have some good options for a reasonable price these days.

    5 Star leather seems to have a great following and for the price is hard to beat.

    AVI leathers is another great choice and the one or two examples posted on here look to be great jackets.

    Another good contender is Headwind Mfg. I have one of their earlier examples and it’s a really solid jacket.

    Then you have the more well known companies: Aero, ELC, etc which are all solid choices.

    I would at least consider the Cockpit 100 Mission jacket. It’s not intended to be a spot on copy, but really captures the spirit of the style.

    Lots of choices these days and it’s just a matter of picking your price, your level of historical accuracy, and your preference for stock or bespoke.

    Good luck!
     
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  13. Deacon211

    Deacon211 One Too Many

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    Oh, G+B has kind of fallen off the radar these days as they dialed back their jacket sales a bit.

    Indeed last I heard G+B had resized their jackets to accommodate a more, ahem, full bodied customer base.

    If you don’t like them baggy, you probably don’t want a G+B from the last several years.
     
  14. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    Agreed. my first A-2 was a G&B and it was huuuuuuge! I can’t remember when the last time I saw a new Gibson Barnes jacket around here
     
  15. ASpilot

    ASpilot New in Town

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    I JUST got myself a Cockpit G1 (the plain milspec one) and I have to say, I am VERY impressed. Its true to size, trim fitting, and just looks great. The goatskin is very nice, the real sheep mouton collar is great. I tried to mess around with vintage jackets on ebay and after buying 3 that just didnt fit me right or were in poor condition I gave up and just got the Cockpit. I cant imagine paying more for a more high end repro. I found the Cockpit for less than $500 online, a very fair price in my opinion. Its the perfect repro G1 in my opinion.
     
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  16. Fireflame

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    Must be an amazing collection. Would love to see it. I’ve only had one and had to sell it years ago because I outgrew it. Still looking for a special one to replace it with
     
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