Anyone here into Buzz Rickson

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  1. tedbearz

    tedbearz Senior member

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    They make authentic reproductions of military wear. Buzz Rickson
     


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    Some pretty impressive looking stuff. I actually contemplated the shoes momentarily. Do you actually own any of it? Did it meet expectations? Dan
     


  3. tedbearz

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    I haven't bought any yet. But this brand is a Cult Brand with a very loyal following. Do a google search and you will see many people talking about it. I think most of the stuff is made in Japan, made exactly to the original specifications from the 30s'-50's. Very high quality stuff.
     


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    "Pattern Recognition" by William Gibson features a Buzz Rickson jacket as almost a main character. The female protagonist has an allergy to certain advertising and logos, so her Buzz Rickson flight jacket is intensely comforting to her. Great book, btw.
     


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    Eastman are a similar company, British based, that make W.W.II jackets primarily. The attention to detail is obsessive, with great lengths gone to, to produce an exact replica of the original item. I have an Eastman A2 (note the possible exception to my earlier rule of persons wearing military clothing they are not entitled to, but rules are made to be broken.) The leather is vegetable tanned, the thread, etc. specially commissioned to be identical to the original, they even fit original, manufactured in the 1940's zips that they have procured from God knows where. Eastman supplied the jackets for Band of Brothers, Pearl Harbour, etc. The real spotters among us go for the specials, made to replicate the exact peculiarities of one wartime manufacturers version and interpretation of the specs, from one contract only. These jackets come individually numbered, and are beautiful. They supply some very interesting watches too. These jackets will last a lifetime, and truly do look better once broken in and sporting a few scratches and some minor damage. This is a link to the A2 I have- http://www.shopcreator.com/mall....108.stm
     


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    I'm picking one up courtesy of 2000Db but before I do does anyone know the difference in length between the MA-1 long and regular sizes?
     


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    i dunno, but gibson's long ma-1 is 4 inches longer in the back than regular. but he's freakishly tall.
     


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    Familyman did a review over at AAAC's Trad forum of a pair of Buzz Rickson khakis he got from Japan. He loved them. I'd track down the link, but AAAC is down for maintenance at the moment. I think maybe familyman hangs out some over at Streetwear, too.
     


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    Is that the Eastman WWI jacket? I don't remember ever seeing any Buzz Rickson in leather.
     


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    I've thought about getting the Eastman officer's shirts, since they look like a good slim fit, but I'm not crazy about the gabarine. The USAAF mechanic's sweater is cool too.
     


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    cool! I love the RAF Aircrew Jacket.

    Today I wore my father's vintage U.S. Army overcoat. A 34 short! Fit was awesome, and I got tons of comments.
     


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    Is that the Eastman WWI jacket? I don't remember ever seeing any Buzz Rickson in leather.
    Apparently it's an Imperial German WWI aviator coat.
     


  14. denimdestroyedmylife

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    Familyman did a review over at AAAC's Trad forum of a pair of Buzz Rickson khakis he got from Japan. He loved them. I'd track down the link, but AAAC is down for maintenance at the moment. I think maybe familyman hangs out some over at Streetwear, too.
    HERE is familyman's review of Buzz Khaki
     


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    I want. Maybe wear with an eye patch.
     


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