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I think that one advert a page would be a small price to pay.....hopefully not ads for motor cyclist gear though..
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Clouseau.I have seen the Ma1 by Schott in leather ( looks ok IMO ) but these jackets on e bay are not Ma1,they have a collar and a chest pocket ( i thought like the ones you pictured ),i thought that they looked black...OK i checked on e bay and it says black,they are advertised as Ma1 leather ( which they are not ).I know some people on here dont like leather jackets,its all down to the individual ? i quite like the Ma1 in leather,the A2 ( Schott and other makes ) and the Solatio looks ok in pictures same as the French and German air force jackets....of course liking them in pictures and wearing one is not the same thing.
Edited by cerneabbas - 8/24/13 at 12:34pm
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That isn't even a decent looking Leather.The 2 tone is horrendous.

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Good finds Ed and Loempiavreter, here's another from '70 -



Gill, River Thames July 1970.

Grown out crop , boy's shirt, Levi's cords.


Nothing to do with the thread, but this forthcoming BBC2 drama looks interesting -

Birmingham's Peaky Blinders. (1890-1920)

Named for their practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps, they make money from illegal betting, protection and the black market.

'.....metal toe-capped boots, bell bottom trousers “22 inches around the bottom and 15 inches around the knee”, a silk “daff” twisted twice round their necks and tied at the ends and a donkey fringe of hair brushed down in a curl over the foreheads culminating in a peak over one eye. The look was topped off with a hat was worn on the side of the head to show the hair on the other side done in a quiff....'

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/from-the-archives-peakies-unleashed-a-ferocious-crimewave-130063

http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/mediapacks/peakyblinders/
Edited by bunty - 8/24/13 at 1:43pm
post #14360 of 19132
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Originally Posted by cerneabbas View Post

Clouseau.I have seen the Ma1 by Schott in leather ( looks ok IMO ) but these jackets on e bay are not Ma1,they have a collar and a chest pocket ( i thought like the ones you pictured ),i thought that they looked black...OK i checked on e bay and it says black,they are advertised as Ma1 leather ( which they are not ).I know some people on here dont like leather jackets,its all down to the individual ? i quite like the Ma1 in leather,the A2 ( Schott and other makes ) and the Solatio looks ok in pictures same as the French and German air force jackets....of course liking them in pictures and wearing one is not the same thing.

In fact, on the French air force jacket, it is not a chest pocket but a place where to fix a badge with name, rank, etc.

 

The leather jacket A2 as always been very popular in France, as in UK i think, probably because we had surplus from American army (and USAF) after the war. My brother had one in the late sixties. And they are still very popular. Like you, i like them but i think i wouldn't wear one. I like the ones with the back painted, like the "Flying tiger" squad. Avirex in the time, and Cockpit USA now, make good repros.


Edited by Clouseau - 8/24/13 at 1:27pm
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If you are into fashion and 70s gear and, anything 70s - have a read of "Something to Do 1972" -  Heres the link on Amazon - you have to upload it to your Kindle, there's no hard copy yet but is due out soon.  (Sorry, for some reason I cant insert an image - I keep getting a message like 'unable to be parsed' whatever that means?).  

 

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Something-to-Do-1972-ebook/dp/B00CSZ2UOY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1377375940&sr=1-1&keywords=something+to+do+1972

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If you are into fashion and 70s gear and, anything 70s - have a read of "Something to Do 1972" -  Heres the link on Amazon - you have to upload it to your Kindle, there's no hard copy yet but is due out soon.  (Sorry, for some reason I cant insert an image - I keep getting a message like 'unable to be parsed' whatever that means?).  

 

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Something-to-Do-1972-ebook/dp/B00CSZ2UOY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1377375940&sr=1-1&keywords=something+to+do+1972

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Oops, sorry double post.

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Cool Pic bunty. Interesting story about Birmingham as well.I hope to find some way to watch the show.Will have to be tricky.

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My Schott A2 , Wear with BD Shirt, USA Chinos, Ox Blood Brogues and Aviators.

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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

My Schott A2 , Wear with BD Shirt, USA Chinos, Ox Blood Brogues and Aviators.

Oh yes!

That, I recognise.

Welcome back, Roy!

Proper gear!!!!

Lots of '!!!" from me - and i apologise - but those of us who know... 'know'!

And I did have my antique 'Levi; antique jacket in '69..

Brilliant!

Edit: Cockernees - we were always behind!!!!!!!)
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Originally Posted by bunty View Post

Good finds Ed and Loempiavreter, here's another from '70 -



Gill, River Thames July 1970.

Grown out crop , boy's shirt, Levi's cords.


We did that - didn't we?

Unless you had a fat bird - and they were rare - it was hard work for the girlies to fit into anything. Love the pic, BTW!!!!

Bizarrely, I used to swap (too big for me, then!) crew-necks with my bird - at the time - who had huge knockers!
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Oh yes!

That, I recognise.

Welcome back, Roy!

Proper gear!!!!

Lots of '!!!" from me - and i apologise - but those of us who know... 'know'!

And I did have my antique 'Levi; antique jacket in '69..

Brilliant!

Edit: Cockernees - we were always behind!!!!!!!)


Beautiful bomber. Nowt wrong with the look you're describing; classic!
post #14369 of 19132
A2 leather jackets are timeless like brogues.A2s have been made since the 1930s ( i think )and are still made now.I think that the Schott is the best looking one ( IMO ) about now,they are around £600 new, so a bit like a sheepskin back in the day you dont want to take it off in the pub and put it on a chair because it wont be there when you leave !.I think that it would be £600 well spent though,looked after it will last for years and look better as it gets older,there are thousands of vintage A2s for sale but like a lot of vintage kit ( American longwings or Levis for instance ) it seems a bit of a minefield.
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post

Maybe somebody is having a giraffe?

Failing that: I'm sure there is a village somewhere missing it's idiot. biggrin.gif

To be fair, perhaps one of the company's 'bots' has identified our little piece of the web (because of some earlier mods/rockers posts, perhaps?) as somewhere they may have a market... wrongly, IMHO, obviously. nod[1].gif

It looks like something The Village People might had worn.
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