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Old 19th Mar 2014, 19:43
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LJ ... NAVY Blue ... what next !
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Old 19th Mar 2014, 23:15
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As good as the quality of the Avn Leathercraft jackets are I always found mine very heavy and tended not to wear it much. I finally gave in a couple of years ago and commissioned a jacket from Wested Leather as a replacement as I really wanted something lighter. It's MoD pattern but made in softer nappa goatskin, it's half the weight, twice as comfy and just as well made as the official version. Cheaper too.
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Old 1st Sep 2016, 21:55
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Updated Aviation Leathercraft listing of their leather flight jacket range,

cheers

https://www.flying-jacket.com/jackets/
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 13:17
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Originally Posted by Diablo Rouge View Post
DPM skirts for the girlies and the chaps in Scottish Regiments?

Dont laugh; the central american armies give the girlies dpm skirts.
Strange you mentioned that is this the Highlanders new issue lol

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000069596088.html
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 14:40
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Strange you mentioned that is this the Highlanders new issue lol
Would have been better if he was holding a Claymore - mine or sword, take your pick!
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 19:49
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You know you really want it..

https://www.bradford.co.uk/redarrows...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 15th Oct 2020, 20:43
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
I guess some people know where to look, others....
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 17:26
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This was the one that always impressed me as being stylish and a timeless design, they even do them in black now.

https://www.epicmilitaria.com/german...ht-jacket.html
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 17:45
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Oh yes, that is lovely. I can just imagine the remorseless ridicule I would get going out dressed in that.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 19:06
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I'm guilty. I got mine from the Heeresflieger in the 1970s. Still in perfect nick.
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Old 16th Oct 2020, 19:25
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This would be the former Bundeswehr issue flight jacket.
https://www.modeka24.de/ItemView.act...&number=214530
However Luftwaffe moved on to fire retardant membrane plastic these days.
https://www.bundeswehr-und-mehr.de/original-bundeswehr-fliegerjacke-gruen-aramid-bw-pilotenjacke_4346
Never seen anybody wearing that outside of Bundeswehr flight duty.
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