See a couple Japanese "Souvenir" jackets for sale...

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  1. ButteMT61

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    tropicalbob My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Exactly. I freakin' love that. I just gave my granddaughter a couple NOS Roth stickers from my teens. She loves them too!
     
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    Very cool. I've become intrigued by these recently. Iggy Pop wore a cracking one with tigers on it back around 1969, if memory serves.
     
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    They're being repo'd everywhere now for stupid prices...so you know they're desirable.
     
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    Ironically, over here they are only really easy to find either in the "Wrong" materials, or otherwise not quite the same (Alpha has a nice looking couple of designs, but they're based on an MA1 and the same weight, so not exactly a Summer jacket! Nice, still, if verrnig more towards a letterman look than what I'd really be after).... There are a lot of quite nice once in the High Street at low prices, but all very much aimed at the female market with the designs adapted to suit rather than the same, original militaryesque ones. Keeping an eye out, though. Aero used to do some, though theirs were a different animal again, based on the cotton jackets that took the place of these in Vietnam.
     
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    For me, I could not stomach a repro of this unless it was done by someone like Good Wear, Aero, LW, etc. And even then, probably not. The originals are too cool and basically impossible to find in my size which is good as I'd probably look like a tool :)
     
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    Yeah, as cool as that is, I don't think I would be able to wear one.
     
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    Depends what it is, really. I wouldn't wear on that directly referred to specific military service as for the most part that's not a look I care for, but if I could get one with just some tigers on it or something, that'd be cool. I doubt I'd be able to wear one at
    GW prices, though - too scared of damaging it! ;)
     

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