What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by dan_t, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    Hey, looks just like mine! (I have a 1968 Martin Lane G-1, too. Post on the previous page in this thread.)

    I'm trying to remember how I spruced up the mouton collar on mine. I think I mixed a little Woolite with cold water in a spray bottle, then worked in a light spritz of the mixture into the collar with my fingers. Then rinsed a little with plain water. For the final step, I used a small plastic comb to fluff up the mouton and let it air dry.

    There are a few holes in the knits on mine and I was thinking of getting the knits replaced. Can you tell me where I can get authentic knits and who did the job for you? I want it done right. Thanks.
     
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  2. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Very kind words indeed. Thank you. Appreciated
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  3. Atticus Finch

    Atticus Finch Call Me a Cab

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    Today opened the official Old Flight Jacket Season in eastern North Carolina. 1968 L-2b. 1B927B6D-3B61-4597-9E62-03B4991EEC97.jpeg
     
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  4. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown Practically Family

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    Play time and walk with my boy this morning. Really cool and breezy so went for the Apparel Annex.

    I love this jacket but sure seems too big when I look at it from the side (back too but no pic of that today). It does allow for better range of motion since there aren’t gussets or footballs.

    and yes that’s the Vanson mask. I got an assorted color bundle at the “beginning” of Covid back in March. They’ve held up really well to quite a few machine washes.

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  5. Monitor

    Monitor

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    I swear, for a microsecond I was like whoa, what is that. It's SUCH a nice jacket! I forgot. I was so happy when I bought it... And the red laces were the right call. That was my touch.

    Fits you perfectly. People don't realise the jacket is heavily lined all over, even in the sleeves thus really warm.
     
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  6. ton312

    ton312

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    Yup. Too big. I’ll take it. ;)
     
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  7. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Classic Windward from Montgomery Ward

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  8. Mrfrown

    Mrfrown Practically Family

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    Yeah it IS toasty. And the red laces are really cool.

    Amazing that it’s in such good condition. Really on the needle in a haystack level with you finding it.

    Hah! Maybe one day if I ever find something that fills the same style and fits *just right* I’ll think about putting it in the classifieds.
     
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  9. ton312

    ton312

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    I think it looks great on you! It wouldn’t fit me but man...I’d love to find one that would. Perfect and unique.
     
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  10. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    I love this 1940s Spiegel so much I am wearing it at home. I don't think I need another cross-zip. This is it.

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  11. jpk_NJ

    jpk_NJ Practically Family

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    Seems like a good amount of these survived / or weren't issued. Mine was actually in NOS condition when I got it, except for the storage damage. Moth destroyed knits and some surface breakdown. I gave it the bath treatment, shampooed the collar, conditioned everything and then sent it into Great Leather for the knit job (they supplied them). Not a perfectly flawless job but no major complaints. Definitely serviceable and Ive seen worse.
    Believe it or not, after trying the beard oil route last night, the mouton fur has definitely improved in appearance / texture / and smell. I'd do it again.

    FYI - This experiment was fully spurred on by hearing about another lounger and silicone "toy" lubricant's health benefits on jackets ! hahah
     
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  12. AeroFan_07

    AeroFan_07 My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    THAT Jacket is really YOUR Jacket indeed! The details, the fit, the leather, the zippers, even the belt - just all perfect. It's got your name all over it. Keeper - Game over! :)
     
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  13. Will Zach

    Will Zach One Too Many

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    Thank you. Having confirmation from experts such as yourself and @Monitor means a lot. This jacket is so solid it will be around for another 80 years; too bad I won't, lol. But honestly, the moment I put it on, I felt it. And one more thing - I was not crazy about cross-zips. Thought I couldn't rock it. Now I think that any leather jacket lover who does not love a cross-zip has not found the right one yet.
     
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  14. Downunder G Man

    Downunder G Man One Too Many

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    Today's offering Fidelity café racer in brown steer. ex Robin Ray out if the UK all the way to Australia.
    It had reached it's turn in the roster again. Usual calm Indian Ocean backdrop (again again...)
    A mid weight jacket , started at 12C max of 25C today ( 30 tomorrow !) , winter she is gone at last !
    Photo taken at one of our favourite snorkelling spots when my daughter was a young 'un.
    We saw shovel nosed rays , shoals of tailor and dolphins here over the years.

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  15. MrProper

    MrProper One Too Many

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    FiveStar Trucker
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  16. Gamma68

    Gamma68 One Too Many

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    Interesting about the beard oil. Any before/after photos? Did it change the mouton color at all? I wonder if such a treatment would benefit the collar on mine.
     
  17. Tusche

    Tusche New in Town

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    Today the new to me Himel Canuck which I bought a couple of weeks ago via the classifieds section.
    IMO the fit is spot on. F5D5C766-EF34-497A-803C-1AA3F89030C6.jpeg 67614962-B04E-4183-BA0E-360BBE45071E.jpeg
     
  18. Angel

    Angel Familiar Face

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    Old Grais jacket for the last time.
    In the closet all the time because it's too large. Was my first vintage jacket.
    So in the classifieds now.
     
  19. Perfect Tusche..!!
    Congrats
    HD
     
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  20. I slipped my Teamster on again early this morning leaving for breakfast. It was 48 degrees....

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