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"Ike" jacket

gorgekko

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Am I the only one who thinks this would make for casual bumming around jacket?

Check it out.

I am so tempted to make a bid for this.
 

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Like he says, there are not many in that large a size, so if you want it, you'd better bid. I'm getting sort of tired of the military jacket thing in general, but this would be a pretty good choice, and it's in really great shape.
 

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Maybe I'm confused with something else, or unaware of something special about that particular jacket, but sI believe I've seen these go on ebay for a ton less.

That aside, I've considered them before, but never pulled the trigger. They almost have a motorcycyle jacket cut with a more refined feel.
 

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I usually have a hard time finding ike jackets that look good and would consider wearing. That one you found in an exception. I think it looks great. The color and detailing is nice and the size is rare, so if its your size go for it!
 

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I think that one is going for so much because it is a large size. Vintage 40s-50s gear in XL sizes always get top dollar since most of that stuff fits small/med.

I used to have one almost just like that one, if it's similar, the wool is REALLY scratchy....something to keep in mind. Mine was so scratchy I ended up selling it back out.
 

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I love it. I sort of agree with J about the military jacket look becoming overexposed, (even though I'll still love it and rock it) but I think this is a nice way to avoid that most prevalent of military jackets, the M65. The detailing is also pretty remarkable.

Of course, this is all a bit academic since the auction ended.
 

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I had a jacket like this when i was in HS. It's a bit costumey IMO. Kinda hard to match it with anything else in your wardrobe.
 

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Thanks for all the comments lads. At the end of the day I decided not to pull the trigger on it...the price was getting too high for something that I would only wear on a limited occasion. That said, I am kind of kicking myself for not giving it a go...
 

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Originally Posted by gorgekko
That said, I am kind of kicking myself for not giving it a go...

you can post about that in the "regrettable non-purchase" thread.....

then in a few months post about it in the "regrettable Purchase" thread after you discover you've only worn it once.
 

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