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My latest buy from Ebay, Reproduction of Found suede boots (it says Italian suede !).
Made in Slovakia and identical to my Grafters Monkey boots except for the hooks.
I intend to wear them with dark navy jeans for casual wear instead of Desert boots or trainers.
 

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Good posts on older outdoor clothing, JohnAAG. I have some 20-something yr old gt Asolo boots that still get good use, incl. hiking the Inca Trail. Here's an old fleece I bought in '92, still made in the US. And I embroidered my initials onto the hang loop back then.:
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@Clouseau, did you notice if the down jacket you recently got has water-resistant down? I got one like that from Mountain Hardwear a year or two ago. I also like Mountain Hardwear because their neck openings aren't huge, unlike most outdoor brands. Re. Stowe, have you considered the Sinn 556i? Best looking of those type of watches. I kind of want the black pearl version. Btw, my kids and I are planning to watch The Pink Panther (1963) tonight.
 

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@emptym, i don’t know if my North Face down jacket is water resistant, but I’ve been under the snow and it was just like water off a duck back.
I had a look at the Sinn 556i, and it’s true the one with the black mother of pearl dial is very nice!
 

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I've had the Buzz Rickson William Gibson L-2B jacket for two months now and have no regrets about getting it. It's a great lightweight jacket and seems to be a good substitute for a black leather jacket when it's too hot.

This jacket is the same as the MA-1 flight jacket but without the lining. That makes it look less puffy than the MA-1 and also not as warm. For Melbourne, that means that I can wear it outside the winter months.

@Clouseau asked me to post a review. I got this jacket without comparing it to other similar jackets so I can't say all that much. What I can say is that it's extremely well made and I have no regrets about getting it. One thing to note is the lack of internal pockets. The only pockets are the zipped up one one on the left sleeve and the two side pockets that have snap buttons.

I went true to size with this one as per the advice from @kiya at Self Edge. He said: "This jacket isn't as puffy as the MA-1 so it won't be super larger looking even if you have a hair of extra room in it. Also, due to how slim you are you don't want a jacket like this to be oversized, they look best if worn a bit on the slimmer than vintage-style fit." I think his advice was spot on.

I usually wear a 40 or medium in casual jackets and a 40 in suits. I got a 40 in this jacket as well.

All the specs are on Self Edge's page at https://www.selfedge.com/buzz-rickson?product_id=1936

I'm happy to answer any questions you had about the jacket.




 

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I've had the Buzz Rickson William Gibson L-2B jacket for two months now and have no regrets about getting it. It's a great lightweight jacket and seems to be a good substitute for a black leather jacket when it's too hot.

This jacket is the same as the MA-1 flight jacket but without the lining. That makes it look less puffy than the MA-1 and also not as warm. For Melbourne, that means that I can wear it outside the winter months.

@Clouseau asked me to post a review. I got this jacket without comparing it to other similar jackets so I can't say all that much. What I can say is that it's extremely well made and I have no regrets about getting it. One thing to note is the lack of internal pockets. The only pockets are the zipped up one one on the left sleeve and the two side pockets that have snap buttons.

I went true to size with this one as per the advice from @kiya at Self Edge. He said: "This jacket isn't as puffy as the MA-1 so it won't be super larger looking even if you have a hair of extra room in it. Also, due to how slim you are you don't want a jacket like this to be oversized, they look best if worn a bit on the slimmer than vintage-style fit." I think his advice was spot on.

I usually wear a 40 or medium in casual jackets and a 40 in suits. I got a 40 in this jacket as well.

All the specs are on Self Edge's page at https://www.selfedge.com/buzz-rickson?product_id=1936

I'm happy to answer any questions you had about the jacket.




Great fit on you
 

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Very interesting post @Gerry Nelson. This Buzz Rickson jacket is superb, pretty versatile, and looks really good on you. A great addition to your excellent wardrobe.
I was curious to hear what you had to say about it after two months of wear. As i thought, only good things!
I am not surprised by the lack of internal pockets, on the contrary to a MA-1, as it's a lightweight, thin, jacket.

This is a picture i always found very inspirational (Korea, 1953).
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He wears a L-2A (the differences with the L-2B was color changed from blue to sage green, and a more generous fit. Of course yours is the William Gibson black version.)
 

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Thanks, @Clouseau , it's a great jacket. The black might not appeal to everyone but I've got more than enough jackets of other colours. It filled a niche in my wardrobe very well.
I like a black MA-1/L-2/ flight jacket. But it has to be a quality garment to avoid the bouncer look. With that superb Buzz Jacket, there is no risk !

Still black, i quite like this blazer from the last Baracuta/EG collab. Probably won't appeal to everyone though.

 

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