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What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

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Vanson T-Bird at the HD dealer getting work done.

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unhatted

One of the Regulars
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I think I’ve invested as much time and effort as I am going to in refreshing this battered 60s Montgomery Ward. I’ve conditioned it, fixed a belt loop and a zipper pull and de-harleyed it. Replacing the main or sleeve zip would be more than the jacket is worth, but I think it’s a lot of fun as is!
 

dudewuttheheck

I'll Lock Up
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This fits you beautifully! I know the outlay was huge for it but I would take the final step and replace the tattered lining. I’m baffled by the sky high prices these jackets are commanding these days. I saw a very similar style (MW) on Etsy in 2016, mint condition for less than a quarter of the cost. I guess inflation is hitting this hobby too. Either way this jacket is a lifer so you may as well take it all the way home.
Thanks! Yeah it wasn't cheap, although I was able to contact the seller directly and get a better deal than the listed price.

I agree the jacket is nice enough to make the lining perfect. I'm not sure if I want to just have it repaired or replaced? It's actually not in bad condition, it's just come loose in some places from what I can see. What I really want is a replacement label for it...
 

Hobbes1

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Here are some photos of me wearing it after conditioning it:
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This short aviator cross zip style has been my favorite jacket style for the last 7 years- well before I got into vintage. To have something like this feels really nice.
Excellent looking jacket and the fit is spot on. Congratulations!
 

Johnny Deadlifts

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Here are some photos of me wearing it after conditioning it:
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This short aviator cross zip style has been my favorite jacket style for the last 7 years- well before I got into vintage. To have something like this feels really nice.
Nicely done:) What's the back like on this one?
 

RickP

One of the Regulars
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Maybe the last time I can wear it here in East Texas until late october, but heres a little pre loved jacket I picked up cheap due to a broken zipper. Fortunately I work with leather so I partially disassembeled, and sewed in a new brass zipper. Now I can zip it up! I just had to wear it out for a test
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