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Auction: Buzz Rickson TANKER JACKET Winter Combat REPRODUCTION

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Nov 27, 2010
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I have listed this on ebay and here is the link:


Up for auction is a Buzz Rickson WWII U.S. Army Jacket, Combat, Winter or Tanker Jacket, as it is more commonly known. This is a high quality reproduction of the WWII era U.S. Army classic.

I purchased this jacket approximately 4 years ago from History Preservation Associates (in Cherry Hill, NJ). I have worn it no more than 10 times (to work and back). I have a lot of jackets and just don't wear this one enough to have it taking up the small amount of space that I have left.

This is a very well made jacket that fits like a true 38 regular. (I wear a 38 regular suit jacket and the other 3 Buzz Rickson jackets that I own are also 38 regulars.) It measures 21 inches from pit to pit. From shoulder seam to shoulder seam it measures 18 inches. It's a trim/slim fitting jacket, but it does have a bi-swing back, which gives the wearer more range of movement. However, if you are any larger than a "38 regular", this jacket will not fit you.

The only condition issue that the jacket has is a small repair in the left knit cuff. Somehow, it ended up with a snag that I thought was going to develop into something worse (a hole). My wife put a few stitches in it to prevent it from becoming worse. This is documented in the photographs below (pictures 5 & 6). Other than that, the jacket has no stains, holes, tears, repairs or fraying. It has a wool blanket lining and a NOS (new old stock) Conmar zipper which was manufactured during World War II, and it works just fine.

Thank you for looking, if you do.

- Ian


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