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    Blanket coats from old wool blankets? No wonder they are popular.

    A. The iconic HBC striped 6 pt white blanket will cost me some $450+ CDN.
    B. The scarlet HBC 6pt blanket with the black stripe will set me back more than $600 CDN.

    Either way, I have to find somebody to cut and sew the coat. Not this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbi View Post
    Remember the old Donkey jackets ? now they were tough
    Donkey jackets! Blimey theres a blast from the past. Garment of choice for workmen nation wide
    Our coalman used to team his with a ww11 leather jerkin.......now theres some tough clothing
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunndog View Post
    Donkey jackets! Blimey theres a blast from the past. Garment of choice for workmen nation wide
    Our coalman used to team his with a ww11 leather jerkin.......now theres some tough clothing
    Not a WWII jerkin but has anyone tried one of these ex-MOD part leather jerkins?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-Ar...AAAOSwkNZUbe0l

    Cheap as chips and could be useful in protecting clothes when bramble bashing, using an angle grinder etc.

    Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toddy View Post
    Himself dislikes front pockets or flapped ones that get caught in stuff, but he likes the inseam side pockets I made for him…where the sleeves are tucked in on the photos. They keep his hands warm

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    "Himself" is a lucky man - I wish Mrs Nomad was half as nifty with a sewing machine!

    I am going to have a go myself one day but not expecting the results to be pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad64 View Post
    "Himself" is a lucky man - I wish Mrs Nomad was half as nifty with a sewing machine!

    I am going to have a go myself one day but not expecting the results to be pretty!
    They don't have to be pretty, just practicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad64 View Post
    Not a WWII jerkin but has anyone tried one of these ex-MOD part leather jerkins?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-Ar...AAAOSwkNZUbe0l

    Cheap as chips and could be useful in protecting clothes when bramble bashing, using an angle grinder etc.

    Any thoughts?
    Not for me thanks, that guy looks like he has something ready in his pocket, he's all yours.
    "Nature is an old lady with few suitors these days, and those who wish to make use of her charms she rewards passionately" Tim Krabbe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad64 View Post
    Not a WWII jerkin but has anyone tried one of these ex-MOD part leather jerkins?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/British-Ar...AAAOSwkNZUbe0l

    Cheap as chips and could be useful in protecting clothes when bramble bashing, using an angle grinder etc.

    Any thoughts?
    I have one of these
    https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/1955-JERKIN...257Ciid%253A4i have worn it outside before but more as just an extra layer to keep me warmer with my arms free.

    where are you in the country? You can try it if you like
    www.TheTimeChamber.co.uk - Now re-launched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrEd View Post
    I have one of these
    https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/1955-JERKIN...257Ciid%253A4i have worn it outside before but more as just an extra layer to keep me warmer with my arms free.

    where are you in the country? You can try it if you like
    Thanks, that's a very kind offer but I'm in mid-Wales. Looks good but I think the leather of the newer ones will be more spark proof and the mesh back more breatheable for what I have in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nice65 View Post
    Not for me thanks, that guy looks like he has something ready in his pocket, he's all yours.
    Hadn't noticed but let's give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that it is caused by a SAK or Opinel rather than the thrill of wearing something leather with a hint of DPM and the word "Combat" on the label!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crosslandkelly View Post
    They don't have to be pretty, just practicle.
    The pockets? or the Mrs? LOL

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    Take your pick!

    I am not young enough to know everything.
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    I think Jeager summed it up perfectly!
    "Always hike in bear country with someone you can out run" - Unknown.

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