The Bridges at Toko Ri

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Chamorro, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Chamorro

    Chamorro A-List Customer

    This section was looking a little lonely so I figured I'd post (or repost for Rundquist) some pics about my favorite jacket by Flightsuits.
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  2. Chamorro

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  3. Chamorro

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  4. Chamorro

    Chamorro A-List Customer

    I saved the best pic for last. Courtesy of MK ...
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  5. gobler

    gobler One of the Regulars

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    Great looking jacket you guys. To me it represents the high point in what America stands for.

    Cheers,
    Jeff
     
  6. Michaelson

    Michaelson One Too Many

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    For anyone interested, and haven't seen this movie, American Movie Classics has started showing the film this month, as recently as yesterday (October 1st) Regards. Michaelson
     
  7. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Hey Harry, I love your photos!

    Just had to say how much I really enjoyed your photos of your G-1, all decked out in the Bridges of Toko-Ri insignia. Plus the backdrop pics are just great. I think it's fantastic when guys like you go the extra mile in your enjoyment of vintage styled jackets. Nice one, and thanks for sharing. Now, where's the pics of Grace Kelly I was waiting for?..!!
     
  8. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    That one with Adam on the carrier is priceless.

    He needs to get that framed.
     
  9. Senicko_Spain

    Senicko_Spain Suspended

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    Awesome looking 55J14

    Love the jacket, all decked out in "Toko Ri"...

    What Carrier is that? I did 3 years on the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75)

    Steve
     
  10. PrettyBigGuy

    PrettyBigGuy A-List Customer

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    I'm not sure if they used it for the movie, but the carrier was supposed to be the USS Oriskany (CVA-34).
     
  11. Senicko_Spain

    Senicko_Spain Suspended

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    Very nice, love the pics.....

    Steve
     
  12. amigoescondido

    amigoescondido New in Town

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    For Chamorro RE: Toko Ri Jacket

    I am a new member here and it looks like a great forum. I joined specifically because I saw your Jacket. May I ask who you dealt with at Flight Suits regarding your Brubaker "Bridges at Toko Ri" jacket? I am trying to order one just like it without patches, but with aged Mouton collar and am being told they will not do customizations anymore. I am shocked. That has been a big attraction to the company for me in the past, their willingness to make you whatever you wanted, anyway you wanted it. Appreciate it if you could let me know.
    Amigoescondido
     
  13. Chamorro

    Chamorro A-List Customer

    I'm afraid you're out of luck on that one son. Even I, who has spent considerable money there and have been a long time customer, get turned down for custom work. They now only do what is in their catalog, no variations or custom work. They won't even sew their own patches on their own jackets unless it is ordered from scratch. I don't think they do the Toko Ri jacket anymore since it is not in their catalog.

    This sad change in business philosophy happened when "Junoir" took over the company from his dad. All they care about now is filling their big airline orders and such. Screw the little guy who has been a loyal customer for years. I hope they will live to regret it when their big orders dry up and then they have no customers left to turn to because they pissed off their core.

    As it stands, it will take 8 weeks or more to get a jacket made from their catalog offerings now.

    My advice, buy from Aero and switch your loyalties. I have. Far more superior company as far as customer service goes. Quality is on the same level and even surpasses Flight Suits for the most part. More selection. More choices and styles. You get your jacket fast and the way you want it. Only drawback is the price with the decline of the dollar against the pound.

    Buy the patches from FS and have Aero sew it on one of their jackets if you want one of these now.

    BTW, that's an Aero 1930's Slim Fitting Halfbelt in heavy goatskin I'm wearing in my avatar.
     
  14. amigoescondido

    amigoescondido New in Town

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    For Chamorro: Details of the jacket

    Could you give me the details of your Toko Ri jacket? I am interested in whether it has ribbed cuffs and waistband and if the color is the dark brown seal or the lighter one. It looks like the dark brown color. Details would be much appreciated.
    Thank you,
    Amigoescondido
     
  15. Michaelson

    Michaelson One Too Many

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    Paul, have things really gone that far south at FS now?! :eek: High regards! Michaelson
     
  16. Chamorro

    Chamorro A-List Customer

    It's a sad state of affairs. Regretably, there are a couple of jackets I still want from them that I can't get now. Ah well, there are other companies who will gladly take my money.
     
  17. Michaelson

    Michaelson One Too Many

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    Boy, you KNOW things are bad when they tick off a customer like you. Noted, and I'll pass the word if I'm asked. Thanks! Regards. Michaelson
     
  18. kojax

    kojax Practically Family

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    is your flight sutie jacket the navy m-22a or the navy g-1 i would think goatskin...........thank you kojax
     
  19. Dracorex

    Dracorex Familiar Face

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    I was wondering what happened to your pictures? I have this thread bookmarked and the pictures have been here for years. I went to look at them today and they were gone! I was wondering if you could re-post them. Thanks!
     
  20. ButteMT61

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    7 year resurrection. A record! lol
     

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