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A warning to anyone who wants a French F2 field jacket

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Arethusa, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Mr Sola

    Mr Sola Senior member

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    That can't be right. Less than $10 for a new?
     
  2. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    I saw that too. It seemed more than a little questionable, especially with the shipping gouging. It may be legitimate, but with the added problems with sizing, I don't really want to bother.
     
  3. Metal Circus

    Metal Circus Senior member

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    I can vouch for RDD. Came really quick too, though I now realize I could I have just gone to their store in LA.

    EDIT: I ordered a small and a medium, both used. I got a new 88cm medium sleeve-length and a used 104cm short sleeve length. But I'm happy with the 88cm, so I'm not complaining.
     
  4. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    Hm. In that case, I will just wait until I move to California and pick up some stuff from them.
     
  5. turbozed

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    I saw that too. It seemed more than a little questionable, especially with the shipping gouging.

    The pictures that they provide on the site look like it came from a camera-phone as well. You can barely tell they're trying to sell an F2 with that green blob. Then again they are military surplus providers so I doubt many of their customers demand to know the fashion qualities of their items...
     
  6. shoreman1782

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    I couldn't find any other French F2 jacket thread, so... Does anyone know where I could get a black F2? A dude I saw the other day was wearing a jacket that I could've sworn was an F2 in black, but I can't find any online.

    Any advice? Thanks.
     
  7. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    They'd hard to find online because they've been getting kind of popular, but they definitely exist in black. Try RDD, maybe?
     
  8. chronoaug

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    So that's what the jacket i have is. It's not a vintage one. I think a modern company makes it. I forget where i got it. It's in black though. I like that green one, and that site has a used one for $20 which makes my wallet hide. What would i do with 2 identical jackets though? I'd feel silly wearing the black one then the green one.
     
  9. knucks

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    can someone get some photos back up?
     
  10. whodini

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    Hm. In that case, I will just wait until I move to California and pick up some stuff from them.
    Did you finally take wilson brother's advice?
     
  11. Arethusa

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    Arethusa-

    Don't you know that the guy [​IMG] always finds the golden surfboard [​IMG] to ride that perfect wave [​IMG] into the sunset?[​IMG]

    I guess [​IMG] dreams don't always go as planned, [​IMG] but that shouldn't keep you from dreaming. [​IMG]

    Give it another shot some day. [​IMG] I think you may find some good vibrations. [​IMG]

    -Whodini
     
  13. Arethusa

    Arethusa Senior member

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    whodini- Please [​IMG] stop [​IMG] doing [​IMG] that [​IMG]. -I'm going to stab that guy.
     
  14. whodini

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    whodini- Please [​IMG] stop [​IMG] doing [​IMG] that [​IMG]. -I'm going to stab that guy.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. capnpyro

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    Here's my M, I'm 5'10

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  16. whodini

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    Looks like a fine fit to me.
     
  17. shoreman1782

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    Anyone have a source (RDD doesn't list it, and the person who answered their phone did not want to be bothered to understand)? The OD ones are relatively widely available now--there are even a few camo versions on ebay--but I can't seem to find black.

    Other options are a Michael J. Krell jacket or something like this Barney's house label unlined M65-style jacket, which is still >$100 on sale. I don't want to spend too much, as a black cotton jacket is a very supplementary piece for me, and won't get worn that often. Ack, maybe I'll just save my money.
     
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    Thrice! I tried again, different guy said they still have the olive drab ones in stock, but no black. He also said they "overdyed them," but I have no idea what he was referring to.
     
  20. Great Zamfir

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    I just discovered these jackets, and was thinking of buying one. However, i found some warnings that they run short. Does anyone have experience with the "long" versions, especially for the arms?
    I'm about 6'2", jacket size 40L,and I thought about the 104 long version

    Thanks!
     

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