Handed down a leather jacket?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Sockeye, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. Sockeye

    Sockeye One of the Regulars

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    My 9 year old loves my Aero and Vanson's jackets. I like the idea of handing down them to him. I would have loved an awesome leather in high school or college, so I ask the masses... Have any of you bestowed a nice leather jacket to your child, or have been gifted one from your father/brother/uncle, etc?
     
  2. a2jacketpatches

    a2jacketpatches Vendor

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    Not yet but looking around. I've been buying smaller sizes of nylon flight jackets and cloth field jackets that'll fit my boy at different times as he grows and a small original A2 and G1 is on my list. He's already got several military caps jungle hats in peewee sizes that he uses at age 4, and the collection continues to grow.
     
  3. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    yep, I have painted three flight jackets for my daughter, the first one being for her when she was 5. All 3 are too small for her now (they grow up fast) so I guess its time for another purchase and paint job!
     
  4. Sockeye

    Sockeye One of the Regulars

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    We should start a new classified section for kids jackets.
     
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  5. Monsoon

    Monsoon A-List Customer

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    Not yet, but I'm starting to look for a good B-15 for my daughter who just turned 5.
     
  6. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I'd kinda like to buy a nice lether jacket for my brothers' kids, but at nine and five they're still at the point where they'd get at best a few months out of it. Maybe when they hit their teens....
     
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  7. Sockeye

    Sockeye One of the Regulars

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    My kids are 11, 9, 6 & 6. They'll just keep passing them down
     
  8. Fanch

    Fanch I'll Lock Up

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    Early on I ordered a HWM way too big for me and gave it to my son who is a foot bigger then I am in all directions.
    JIM AND DAD.jpg
     
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  9. Sockeye

    Sockeye One of the Regulars

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    I hope to have a photo like that with my kids when they're grown. Beautiful family shot Fanch
     
  10. AdeeC

    AdeeC Practically Family

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    I gave my old Schott B3 and A2 to my 20 year old nephew. Both were in good condition and he loves them.
     
  11. dan_t

    dan_t Practically Family

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    Well, you've just given me the answer I didn't know I was looking for.
    I can hear it now........ "Yes honey, I did buy another jacket, but you see, it's not really for me. This is an investment for my Sister's twins for when they are 18 and wanting to look really, really cool. One jacket would just cause fights and animosity between them...."

    I wonder if that will work.........?
     
  12. tropicalbob

    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Sounds good to me, but it would depend on how long you've been married and how aware your wife is of your craven leather addiction.
     
  13. nick123

    nick123 I'll Lock Up

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    I have recollections of having a little patched Top-Gunny G-1 as a child. I think I wore it when my dad had his private license, when I tagged along on his plane flights.
     
  14. robrinay

    robrinay One Too Many

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    My kids and step kids are all grown up and approximately my size so passing on jackets and coats is easy and fairly frequent - all are pretty fashion conscious and confident enough to say 'no thanks' if it's unsuitable.
    We've just added 'letters of wishes' to our wills asking the kids to take it in turns to choose from our collections and in the unlikely event of a disagreement put the item up for auction.
     
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  15. rocketeer

    rocketeer Call Me a Cab

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    My son will probably inherit all mine but he is not really a leather wearer these days. I just hope if he sees them he gets a decent price and buys something he will really like. If he sold the lot he could easily get himself a Gibson guitar, but he has got a wait(I hope haha).
    When he was 10, he had a nice vintage american hunting jacket, probably a copy of the original owners dads. When he grew out of it I sold it on to a guy for his son, who is now also to big for it, though he has left it for his grandchildren if they are into the same thing.
     
  16. tonypaj

    tonypaj Practically Family

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    I've given several jackets to my son, my nephew, my uncle, my son's friends, a dude that does lots of repairs at the house, and friends. I guess I buy a lot and when I have too many, I can't be bothered to sell. I've never been given a jacket :) Right now I really don't have anything to give to anyone, as buying goes now to stereo equipment, trying to figure out the turntables and speakers.
     

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