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Vanson model E

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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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Best one yet!
 

ShadowBoxer

Familiar Face
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I like that Winged Wheel patch.
And I like his jacket which seems to be older and has some character.
I’ve caught several older Langlitz now that are too much of a good thing (almost the same thing)! I’m thinking about what to release. Maybe I should start a thread on that...

I can’t say I’m thrilled with the Model E I ended up with.
It’s very new and very stiff and, maybe a bit too big even though it’s tagged 42 which is where I seem to land most of the time.
My Model E shipped today... it'll likely be delivered so that I'll have it when I return from work next Friday.
Apologies for the late reply.
I responded to your DM, answering your questions and explaining a bit of my feelings about my Model E.
I hope you are happy and post pix.
Cheers.
 

b1lf

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I can’t say I’m thrilled with the Model E I ended up with.
It’s very new and very stiff and, maybe a bit too big even though it’s tagged 42 which is where I seem to land most of the time.

Apologies for the late reply.
I responded to your DM, answering your questions and explaining a bit of my feelings about my Model E.
I hope you are happy and post pix.
Cheers.

No problem. I opened up the Model E on Friday, and it's too tight (size 40). I feel like it's much tighter than my size 38 Model B... which is broken in... but still. In theory they have the exact same 6.5" chest ease and I should have GAINED 2". It doesn't feel the case with the E, for me personally.


I plan on returning it. You're welcome to slip it on if you think the 42 is too large. Perhaps we could swap? I'll be returning this weekend otherwise since I don't want Vanson to think I've been wearing it / testing it out. They are easy to work with for exchanges.
 
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ShadowBoxer

Familiar Face
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No problem. I opened up the Model E on Friday as expected, and it's too tight (size 40). I feel like it's much tighter than my size 38 Model B... which is broken in... but still. In theory they have the exact same 6.5" chest ease. It doesn't feel the case with the E, for me personally.


I plan on returning it. You're welcome to slip it on if you think the 42 is too large. Perhaps we could swap? I'll be returning this weekend otherwise since I don't want Vanson to think I've been wearing it / testing it out. They are easy to work with for exchanges.
Righteous! Great idea.
I thought you were getting a 42, but I guess I couldn’t keep up who’s who with all the various posts of everyone.
Interesting that your 38 feels looser than the 42. Did you try loosening the side laces? I tightened mine up a lot to try to get a more fitted, less boxy feel.
Mine says 42.

Let me know where and when we can meet to trade for a try-on.
If neither works for either then I guess it’s back to the ether for both.
Hopefully we learn something.
Cheers.
 

b1lf

One of the Regulars
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Righteous! Great idea.
I thought you were getting a 42, but I guess I couldn’t keep up who’s who with all the various posts of everyone.
Interesting that your 38 feels looser than the 42. Did you try loosening the side laces? I tightened mine up a lot to try to get a more fitted, less boxy feel.
Mine says 42.

Let me know where and when we can meet to trade for a try-on.
If neither works for either then I guess it’s back to the ether for both. Hopefully we learn something.

I got a 40, not a 42.

What part of LA are you in again?
 

AeroFan_07

I'll Lock Up
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In case anybody's looking for one of these, might cruise by the Classifieds, as a 44 seems to be present there... :)
 
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Man do I love this one. I think it’s a good place to hang my hat with the model E. I’ve never had one with a brown base. I pretty much wasted a day staring at it. I won’t spam the board any further, but needless to say I’m happy as a pig in Sh!t!
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Guppy

I'll Lock Up
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TREEMAN

Call Me a Cab
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photo2u

Call Me a Cab
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When you have Vanson highwayman you don't need spend extra $600 for Lost Worlds j23.
What you do with the $600? You buy another Vanson!!

Vanson is having a sale. LW is almost 2k. By the way, Ton, that gray model E is so sweet. The Crown zip works so smooth. Great combination.
 

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