French Air Force Overcoat from 1960's on ebay: Lame or GAME?

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  1. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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  2. R-H

    R-H Senior member

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    If this coat is real military issue then the material is likely very cheap and coarse.
     


  3. potemkin_city_limits

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    Rentboy.
     


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    If this coat is real military issue then the material is likely very cheap and coarse.

    As somebody who owns a military issue overcoat (1940's polish, never issued), this is quite true. But it will be pretty damn warm.
     


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    As somebody who owns a military issue overcoat (1940's polish, never issued), this is quite true. But it will be pretty damn warm.

    Whoah. Hold on there. I have my Dad's RAF greatcoat which predates government issue as in those days officers got a uniform allowance and went to HM Suppliers to get their kit. It's far too heavy to ever wear in Texas but it's cashmere made by Burberry, so there's always a possibility that some military coats are a better grade than that sack cloth material you are referring to.

    I used to have a blue-grey trench coat that was some country's air force issue and very nice but lost it somehow during one of my moves. It was a nice everyday coat for bad weather and light enough for Texas but nothing special.
     


  7. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    Thumbs down from me. Looks too costumey. It's a cool looking piece, but mainly for historical interest. I can't see that coat's working on the streets in real life.
     


  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Crap: You willl look an idiot wearing this.
     


  9. lou

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    There are better ways to spend your money.
     


  10. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    no opinion on the coat ,but.
    stacked jeans or trousers with a winter length coat looks stupid.
     


  11. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    C'est terrible.
     


  12. Kenneth Cole Haan

    Kenneth Cole Haan Senior member

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    The verdict is in: LAME, out of date. Case closed.
     


  13. Butter

    Butter Senior member

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    NB From the seller's description, this looks like a coat for fall and spring, not winter.

    Also, how old are you? Past 1960, these coats look tacky.


    FTFY.
     


  14. ALFAMALE

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    I see the pocket for the baguette.

    But which pocket is for the white flag?

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    - B


    +1 haha
     


  15. sailorjerry1965

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    As long as you're better looking than the clown in the picture...
     


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