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Vintage 1950s USAF Mil-Spec Overcoat

Discussion in 'B&S Archive' started by Augusto86, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    This is a weird item. I got it on ebay, thinking it would make a nice heavy winter coat for those super-raw days in boston. And it would, but it's too big for me. Despite being marked a 35R, some 60-year quirk of sizing means that it really fits like a 38R. So if any 38Rs out there would like a quirky, extremely heavy and tough, vintage overcoat with original wings and buttons, its yours for $60 shipped or best offer. Pics to follow. Sold pending payment...sorry guys. Maybe another one later.
     
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    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Pictures to follow. Again, $60 shipped or best offer. Coat and Fabric - a VERY heavy 21oz. navy blue woolen: [​IMG] General Fit: [​IMG] Buttons: [​IMG] USAF Patch: [​IMG]
     
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    That is such an interesting find. What are the measurements?
     
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    That is such an interesting find. What are the measurements?

    dude that's sweet, i'm not sure when I woudl wear it though haha and its 6 sizes too small lol
     
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    gamelan Senior member

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    Augusto86, a little off-topic but what kind of shoes you wearing?

    -Jeff
     
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    I am very interested, it would merely depend on measurements. Specifically the chest, sleeve and shoulders. If it fits me, I'm game for a quirky coat.
     
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    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Augusto86, a little off-topic but what kind of shoes you wearing? -Jeff
    Uhh...Timberland work boots [​IMG] I'll post measures in a sec. I'm really surprised by all the interest in this... Ok, here we go: Pit-to-pit along the inside: 18.5 inches. That kind of implies a 37 or 38" chest. Shoulder seam to cuff: 24 inches. Shoulderblade-to-shoulderblade: 20 inches. Collar-to-hem: 40 inches.
     
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    ill have to think about it... but i am interested too. it would fit me well.
     
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    I'd get that in a second if it wasn't for the fact it's completely useless in CA. [​IMG]
     
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    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Am accepting offers by PM.
     
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    I'd get that in a second if it wasn't for the fact it's completely useless in CA. [​IMG]

    That is my problem too. I often feel colder than most, but I think a 21oz. coat in a climate that rarely goes below 0C might look a bit odd.
     

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