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What Jacket Are You Wearing Today?

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

  1. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    Having just bought a slightly oversized Gibson & Barnes Civil G-1 off the ‘bay at a great price, I decided to experiment and perform a little jacket surgery (a “Jacket-ectomy”? Lol).
    I opened up the inner lining and inserted a lightweight Eddie Bauer goose down jacket and then sewed the whole thing back up.
    The down insulation makes the jacket toasty warm and it doesn’t add too much weight or bulk; it actually makes the jacket fit much better!
    And now I have a “winter” G-1!
     
  2. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Genius idea!!
    I have a couple fur coats coming for a similar project!
    Love it smart!
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  3. Superfluous

    Superfluous My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Blue Blue Japan

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  4. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Absolutely man! I always think of the button front styles as more a car coat, or that length at least. But if sized at the same length as your other jackets it really turns into something else. The Stuart reminds me of a cross between a trucker/cross zip and it’s a half belt. Checks all my boxes and even a couple I don’t even have.
     
  5. regius

    regius One Too Many

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    Now I have a question, is Cal the only company that has this horizontal stitch line on the left panel? What’s the purpose? Reason I ask is that on Christopher St in NYC (gay street), there’s a famous gay interest shop, the Leather Man NYC. They are a retailer of Schott & Wesco, but also has a house brand cross zip, it has open cuff, with fluffy storm lining around the cuff, shirt in the body, big lapel. Also, it has that cross stitching. They can it’s made by a woman in Ohio/Chicago I forgot, but I think it could be Cal???? $500 for one, only one left, my size.....


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  6. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Gift from gf. Harro - European Buco. Nicest jackets made here. This one is 1977.

    On a side note, why doesn't every maker use this kind of zipper where a zipper tape at the pin is entirely encased in metal? That way there can't be any tearing.

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  7. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Yep, Cal Leathers made jackets for Leather Man so that might be a genuine Cal you're after. Tho it doesn't say it's Cal nowhere on the jacket. Leather Man labeled jackets were made exclusively for the, heh, scene. I'm pretty sure my Cal is actually a Leather Man jacket. I personally couldn't care less and besides, from what I learned, there's no difference between the cop issued Cal jackets and Leather Man ones as they were just using the same pattern but yeah. You can ask Cal for more details.

    One or two other companies picked up that same design and are making the exact same style so it technically could be one of those. @ksozay might know more, he has like 1039 Cal jackets.
     
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  8. ton312

    ton312 I'll Lock Up

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    Well in all fairness you could wear that shirt without any pants and nothing would be revealed, except perhaps your shins. To be clear I’m NOT suggesting you try that. LOL.
     
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  9. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    That's your jacket. I might have said that for one other jacket you had but this one's more yours than any other so far.


    Nice color! But I just gotta ask - why's the scanner taped closed?
     
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  10. AbbaDatDeHat

    AbbaDatDeHat I'll Lock Up

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    Ha ha!
    Cause this one....thinks it’s a toy and sits on it. The ex (Grandma) can’t figure out how to move it.
    By the way...Willow was smiling when i said “Say hi Monitor”!!
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  11. regius

    regius One Too Many

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    No sh—-, thank you!!! Now I’d better rush down there to grab it!!!


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  12. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Awwww! Cuteness overdrive! It occurred to me the kid might the the cause but only after I already asked.
     
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  13. jonesy86

    jonesy86 Call Me a Cab

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    Yep, that's about as good as it gets!
     
  14. Northern Monkey

    Northern Monkey New in Town

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    Wearing my Iron Heart IHM-09 N1 Deck Jacket today. After spending the last two months in 30°C + it's comforting to wrap up warm [​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. Mysteryo

    Mysteryo Practically Family

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    ELC Hartmann jacket, today.
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    Not sure I’ll keep it any longer... don’t wear it enough.
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  16. ksozay

    ksozay Practically Family

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    LW boot camp at 4 weeks today.

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  17. ksozay

    ksozay Practically Family

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    Technically, 1033...

    As far as the rest goes, I agree with Monitor. It's a Cal. They made a number of jackets for other companies, including cities for police gear.
     
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  18. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Yeah, yeah, 56oz horsehide, can stop a bullet, we all know the drill... How about more photos of the Fine Creek? I can't be the only one who wants to see more of that jacket! Is it approaching the wear we see on the Japanese promo photos?
     
  19. kowalski

    kowalski Practically Family

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    thor nice g-1 and Jeep in the background, Yours? it JK true ?
     
  20. Leither

    Leither One of the Regulars

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    Last one in the collection . Beautiful broken in venerable Vanson Highwayman. Fits beautifully and fantastic grain. I love it. Thank you Daryl. I shall give it a good home.
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