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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by red devil, Feb 12, 2017.
Wow. You, JL, everyone, totally killed it.
Looks real good hope it fits! It should measurements were great
Neither of these are on their way to me yet, looking for some feedback on which color to choose first. So these are Alphas B-15. I just happen to like the look of B-15s (and a lot of other military gear) but I’m not a military guy. I’m no sticker for authenticity. I also need like actually need a fall/early winter jacket and this would fit the bill. So yes I know Cockpit has a more authentic version and then going up from there Buzz and RMC. But, again I’m in it for basic design and to fit the need so these are just fine. I just can’t decide on color. I don’t need black or sage/military green. I’m stuck between the blue and this darker green that for some reason they are calling Navy. I’ve included a picture of the blue but two of the green. Because in some lighting it takes on a very dark hue and in other lighting a lighter but still darker green than the sage. So TFL friends help me decide. I legitimately like both an awful lot and have stared at them both on and off for 2 days now and have not been able to pull the trigger. Let’s hear what you all have to say in regards to the two colors!
The middle one! Is that the darker green? Looks like a deep forest green. That’s my pick. Very cool!
That’s the thing there’s only two. Blue and green. The green one looks different in different lighting. It’s apparently the same exact jacket just under different conditions. Which is my hold up. If it always looked forest green that would be my choice hands down. But under other lighting, it takes on a green I’m not so certain of.
Ah I see. I didn’t realize the middle and last were the same jacket from two different retail outlets. In that case, choose the retailer with the better return policy, but I’d still take a crack at the green. I bet it’s somewhere between those two photos.
I am eagerly waiting for my new aero A1 in battered steerhide same leather as the shackleton waistcoat to
arrive hopefully before xmas can't wait.What i am really interested in is my next jacket order is probably gonna be a maxwell in seal or russet vicenza with lochran medium weight gunn tartan which is my clan tartan i am from Edinburgh Scotland and always go for this tartan how do my good friends in the U.S or other Countries feel about tartan lining in there leather jackets.cheers, James.
Any other opinions on blue v green? Even thought for some odd reason Alpha is calling the green “Navy.” Not that @ton312 ’s opinion isn’t like top of my respect list, it’s not the only one haha.
Welcome to the Lounge James!
I have it in my Aero, but it is heavier than I’d prefer. I used to own a vintage Aero that had a red and black checked wool liner that was super soft and fuzzy, like an old friend or favorite flannel shirt. This is what I like- or satin which feels amazing to me. If I were a Scot, a family tartan would be a no-brainer. As I’m not, I like the more modern takes from Anta.
Don’t Alpha make a black one?
Cheers for the welcome handymike
Ye i know what ya mean,i recently had a wee brows on my family clan history and could not believe the feuding
and clan warfare that went on especially with the keith clans,on my maxwell jacket i think i am gonna go for the modern gunn tartan if my memory serves me well i think its a darker green,my aero 30's slim fit is seal vecenca
with the gunn tartan obviously, a nice midweight jacket.many thanks cheers james.
I have an Alpha MA-1 in “replica blue” It looks pretty similar to the color you posted. My jacket is definitely blue with green tones and I think it looks great. I say go for it, it looks like a pretty cool color in both of the photos you posted.
I love the tartan lining that Aero offers and I chose one for my custom Bootlegger. I have to say I am an even bigger fan of Harris Tweed and that is what I purchased for the lining in my three Good Wear jackets.
Yup. They make two different greens. One of which I’m interested in and posted above. The blue pictured. Sage green and black. Sage and black I don’t like. They also make a slim fit blue that comes with a brown collar. I don’t like that one. I posted these two cause these are the ones I narrowed it down to and actually want. Blue or this green. Don’t like the sage green.
Hi EL Marro
Ahhh the Bootlegger jacket one of my favorite wish i had i bet it looks supper cool with the tartan lining
Harris tweed also amazing.Just as a matter of thought and that's all it is just a thought what would a bootlegger jacket look like in tartan,mmmmm.cheers
@dannyk both colors are nice. My only question would be- do you feel like either one goes better with your current wardrobe or shoes/belts/hats etc?
Thought about this. Blue is the one I think goes with more options. My thought was green is still fairly neutral and can work with most things. Though I still give the edge to blue. But blue is a really common color for any B and M styled jackets. Khaki and Sage also very common. But this green is very unique and stands out. I actually asked Alpha about it, and they call it their “seasonal” option. They make special/limited edition colors every now and then to mix it up and this time they went with this color. Which means blue is always an option and if I want blue there are always some on eBay and Grailed. This one I would have to buy new because it’s not widely circulated. Which also means if I don’t get it, might have to wait a long time for it to pop up on eBay and in my size. Hence I’m torn ha.
I went with the green. The fiancé liked it best. And well I enjoy a peaceful home ha
Excellent choice of tiebreaker!