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Vanson model E

SimonR

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Well my Model E arrived and boy it's stiff !! Beautifully made.

Thought it was smaller than the Enfield but they measure the same

Crappy pics - but thoughts ?

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dubpynchon

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Well my Model E arrived and boy it's stiff !! Beautifully made.

Thought it was smaller than the Enfield but they measure the same

Crappy pics - but thoughts ?

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It looks good to me and the fit is great, the sleeves are just right too. Well done. This makes me excited for mine which is over the Atlantic at the moment.
 

b1lf

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Well my Model E arrived and boy it's stiff !! Beautifully made.

Thought it was smaller than the Enfield but they measure the same

Crappy pics - but thoughts ?

7b68a8a37da1fda99b9521be68cdd865.jpg


2756bd846b4d35514dcb06f1591c7d5c.jpg


c08597d9d1714d1a132aaa24b3eb73ae.jpg


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Lookin good!

Was it in stock at Vanson? Or did you have it made?
 

SimonR

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Update ... after a whole day wearing it I've decided it's not for me - I actually do prefer the Enfield style for my shape....

So if anyone UK based is after a great deal on a "as new" Model E .. fire me a PM before I put it on eBay :)

Can't fault the jacket / workmanship / leather in any way and it blows some other highe priced makes out of the water IMO

Cheers

Simon
 

So33

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I think the Highwayman is a functional motorcycle jacket for riding, made just for that. The Enfield is better for everyday wear and occasional rides.
 
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I'm with you SimonR, I don't need all the laces, belt, snaps and hardcore hoopla on what some call a dedicated MC jacket style. My Vanson Enfield does just fine as a casual jacket and riding jacket. After all the Enfield was also designed for the sleeves not to ride up when reaching for the bars and actually be comfortable as a riding jacket. I often wear mine during chilly mornings and damp evenings when on the bike during the summer.
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Update ... after a whole day wearing it I've decided it's not for me - I actually do prefer the Enfield style for my shape....

So if anyone UK based is after a great deal on a "as new" Model E .. fire me a PM before I put it on eBay :)

Can't fault the jacket / workmanship / leather in any way and it blows some other highe priced makes out of the water IMO

Cheers

Simon
What size is it? Shipping only to UK?
 

b1lf

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Long Beach, CA
I'm with you SimonR, I don't need all the laces, belt, snaps and hardcore hoopla on what some call a dedicated MC jacket style. My Vanson Enfield does just fine as a casual jacket and riding jacket. After all the Enfield was also designed for the sleeves not to ride up when reaching for the bars and actually be comfortable as a riding jacket. I often wear mine during chilly mornings and damp evenings when on the bike during the summer.
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dubpynchon

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My Model E arrived from the bay. I’m very pleased with it, it fits well and only weighs 6 lbs, which isn’t too heavy for an E. The main zip has been replaced leaving some parallel stitch marks (well spotted @Monitor), and there’s a very small paint mark on the shoulder you’d have to look for to find which doesn't bother me too much. The leather’s the good old fashioned comp weight from a few years back and matches my old comp weight Enfield well! I’m very impressed by the fact that the mouton collar has nine snaps connecting it to the collar.
The leather dressing didn’t turn up sadly.
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El Marro

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My Model E arrived from the bay. I’m very pleased with it, it fits well and only weighs 6 lbs, which isn’t too heavy for an E. The main zip has been replaced leaving some parallel stitch marks (well spotted @Monitor), and there’s a very small paint mark on the shoulder you’d have to look for to find which doesn't bother me too much. The leather’s the good old fashioned comp weight from a few years back and matches my old comp weight Enfield well! I’m very impressed by the fact that the mouton collar has nine snaps connecting it to the collar.
The leather dressing didn’t turn up sadly.
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Congratulations Dub!
That is a perfect fit man.
 

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