Let's talk about Deck Jackets (my grail has landed)

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by christian-h, Dec 12, 2020.

  1. christian-h

    christian-h Familiar Face

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    It's my favorite to, the lapels, buttons and buttoned sleeve makes it really nice. The thing with the sleeves is what I really like about both M-1943 and M-1951. In the M-1965 the sleeves are foldable and attached with velcro instead of buttons, making it a bit bulky.
     
  2. christian-h

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    It is for sure. It's a big evolution that has contributed to jacket design as it is today.
     
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  3. Dr H

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    Incidentally, am I correct about the Scovill zip, or is it later?

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  4. christian-h

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    I don't have any clue at all. It's interesting with zippers though and this N-1 makes it my first jacket with a Conmar zipper. I think I've owned some M-65 with Scovill zippers.
     
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  5. CatsCan

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    Congrats to your wonderful authentic '44 N1 you got! Thanks for the nice fotos of it, as well! The ones I saw were so battered that they were hardly in wearable condition. I currently own one khaki one and one navy blue (the intermediate version with the bold lettered reflective U.S.Navy stencil across the back, which came up for only a very short time previous to your issued one). Both replica. Will let go of the khaki one, soon, though.
    I personally have never seen an original in such a perfect condition like yours! Take well care of it! I will not ask you what you paid for it. I don't wanna cry.
    You are in very good company here on the lounge with your love for the N1, as you already have seen. Would make a nice pile if we 'd throw all our N1s on a stack!

    Bra Jacka! Tack för de fina bilderna! Ha det bra!
     
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  6. MoFo

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    My N1 Deck Jacket N1.jpeg N1_1.jpg
     
  7. O'DubhGhaill

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    I agree completely. For me, these jackets just do not look right in a trim fit - I suppose that is because I see its function limited by such form. Anyways, no matter how you like the fit, you can't help but universally enjoy such a timeless classic! (My Bronson N-1, perfect fit for me.)
     
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  8. breezer

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    these jackets just do not look right in a trim fit

    course they do........wear 'em however you like........of course it depend on your build....I'm a skinny guy, an N1 cut like a Pike Bros would swamp me........I have an RMC N1 that both trim fit and too small and while its not exactly comfortable to wear, it looks great! So if anyone out there wants to swap a 38 for a 40 hit me up.......! I'll post some pics mañana
     
  9. dudewuttheheck

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    @christian-h that is a seriously great jacket. I'm not a deck jacket guy, but I like that one.
     
  10. Bfd70

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    I go 5’10” 150# and the pike was a good fit for me in small
     
  11. breezer

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    I might sell my RMC and try a Bronson..........
     
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  12. O'DubhGhaill

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    Fixed your incomplete quote of my post. Otherwise, of course, "wear 'em however you like...."
     
  13. Bfd70

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    Had an RMC
    Was a little too small but also not worth the price difference imho
     
  14. breezer

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    thats what I figure too......I cant believe I'm thinking about moving on the RMC, I love it but I wish its was a size up.....
     
  15. CatsCan

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    size up one size with the Bronson...
     
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  16. CatsCan

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    I am lucky to have found a size which is both, looking good on me and wearable in a practical sense of words.
    I only wear thin layers under any jacket I own, mostly merino wool and synthetics. More freedom of movement and easier to adapt. None of my N1s are trim or snug, but neither are they saggy. My biggest issue with Deck Jackets was always sleeve length. Solved, since I moved the hidden cuffs lower on one of my N1s (hell of a work) and kicked them out altogether on the other. I don't like the sleeves of my jackets to cover my hands or half of them. When my hands are cold, I wear gloves. But this is just my personal preferance.
     
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  17. christian-h

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    Thank you very much for your cool reply. Do you have any pictures? The blue one is so nice and it's a serious sign of an enthusiast. Conversation piece!

    I did pay for sure pay a high price for this one but I still think it was a bargain. The price isn't everything and I need to follow my heart for satisfaction. High end pieces like this tend to make my wardrobe smaller, which makes less expensive in the long run, "Buy the best you can get", as G. Bruce Boyer use to say.

    I have worn a lot until recently for one simple reason: it's to cold outside. This morning the temperature dropped as low as - 18 deegres.

    It's nice to see that this thread is alive. Have a nice weekend!
     
  18. CatsCan

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    Here is my khaki one...

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  19. christian-h

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    Nice one and great fit. Thank you for sharing!
     
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  20. SilverKast

    SilverKast New in Town

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    I have an Ironheart in a XXL that fit's perfectly for me. I'm usually a 46 in most of my jackets, I find my leather Ironheart trucker in an XL fits very trim. The deck jacket fits great, it's just that it's a pretty warm coat so unless the weather is below freezing I don't really wear it.
     
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