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L2B Flight Jacket.. Who Sells..??

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by KentH, Apr 16, 2019 at 8:09 PM.

  1. KentH

    KentH New in Town

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    Hi..

    Okay, so i was about to pull the trigger on an Alpha Ind. L2B jacket, the sage green version, when they tell me they have discontinued that model.. Grrr..

    I was wondering who else sells a quality version besides Buzz Rickson.. I already own a Rickson L2A and I really like it, but they are expensive... I will go that route if I have to though.. For the record I have looked at The Cockpit, Rothco, Flight Jacket.com, but I can't seem to find any...

    Any thoughts.. thanks.. Kent
     
  2. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Bronco & Bob Dong ring a bell....
     
  3. KentH

    KentH New in Town

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    Thanks..
     
  4. CBI

    CBI One Too Many

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    I have a Bronson model that is excellent for the price
     
  5. KentH

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    Thanks CBI..
     
  6. Brettafett

    Brettafett One Too Many

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    Yes, Bronson and Bob Dong... Great quality, relatively authentic detailing and very reasonable prices. Ebay has them.
     
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  7. Justhandguns

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    Yes, Bronson and Bob Dong, I second that. Nothing can beat them at the moment.

    There is another option, I remember Diamond Dave also make the L2A and L2B to a very authentic level, but at a price. Or if you have come across a shop called the US Country Store (MIMURA YOKO) in Taiwan, they used to make some very interesting L2 variations as well.
     
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  8. Big J

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    AFAIK, only BR is making repros with the correct nylon weight/weave/color.
    This may or may not be important to you.

    Diamond Dave I would steer well clear of. His L-2 repros are, by his own admission, 'cut to give a more modern fit' whilst also claiming to be '100% accurate reproductions'. Clearly these two statements can not be true; they are mutually exclusive.
     
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  9. Lebowski

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    I'd take any original instead.
     
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  10. Justhandguns

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    Well, that will depends on which contract of L-2B that you want. If you want MIL-J-7448A, then you can't beat BR. But the later versions also have huge variations in terms of materials and cuttings, it is difficult to say which one is the most authentic. I guess if Kent was looking for the Alpha L-2B (I presume from the Vintage series), he probably doesn't require it to be dead accurate.
     
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  11. KentH

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    To be honest I thought Alpha did a pretty good job on their MA1’s & B15C, but I did not study them that closely.. So Bronson makes a good Mil Spec L2B then..??
     
  12. Brettafett

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  13. Justhandguns

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    Their long discontinued Replica series was good. Then there was the Vintage series (I have the B-15) which was ok. The Bronson offering is certainly better than most non-Japanese replica. We always suspect that Bronson based their jackets on BR as well as RMC jackets.
     
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  14. KentH

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    Excuse my ignorance but I thought BR was short for Bronson.. what is BR..??
     
  15. KentH

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  16. Doctor Damage

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    BR = Buzz Rickson
     
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  17. KentH

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    Duh.. went totally brain dead on that one.. especially since I brought it up..
     
  18. Doctor Damage

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    Just checked out the Bronson website and wow some good stuff for low prices. Nice to see proper measurement charts.

    Does anyone know what shipping service Bronson uses?
     
  19. CBI

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    Bronson via eBay is really easy with quick shipping.
     
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  20. Big J

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    Yeah, Bronson and Bob Dong are awesome value for money. They seem to have all the right features. I don't know how sizing and fit works out though. Just looking at photos, you'd have to be a real nylon jacket nerd to call them out as not BR.
     

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