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RCAF Leather Jacket (merged discussion and mocking)
« on: December 05, 2013, 21:01:09 »
Caught this on Combat Camera; is Comd RCAF wearing the "CANEX" leather jacket that I've heard rumours of?

http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/netpub/server.np?find&catalog=photos&template=detail_eng.np&field=itemid&op=matches&value=61389&site=combatcamera
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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 21:05:03 »
Caught this on Combat Camera; is Comd RCAF wearing the "CANEX" leather jacket that I've heard rumours of?

http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/netpub/server.np?find&catalog=photos&template=detail_eng.np&field=itemid&op=matches&value=61389&site=combatcamera
If so, nice to see the front-liners getting new kit first.  Oh, wait ....
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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2013, 21:19:42 »
If so, nice to see the front-liners getting new kit first.  Oh, wait ....

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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2013, 21:21:08 »
Looks like vinyl. 8)
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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2013, 21:35:54 »
I like how the rank is right next to his first name.

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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2013, 22:58:00 »
Should be brown with fur/fake fur collar, then I would give a thumbs up.

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Looks like vinyl. 8)
Pleather  :D

I prefer something a little more classic, just cant afford it.
http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/product-detail.php?id=106

http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/products.php?cat=militaryjackets&sub=raf
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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2013, 23:04:55 »
Should be brown with fur/fake fur collar, then I would give a thumbs up.

Sheepskin lining. :nod:

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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2013, 00:32:11 »
At least it answers the question whether we will be able to wear it with operational clothing instead of just DEUs   >:D

Get a few more velcro bits for Sqn, airframe and other patches, and it's good to go.
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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2013, 06:44:29 »
You can just tell by looking at the photo that he has the theme song to 'Top Gun' playing in his head as he strolls along.

Ya know... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2M7QwHnVXQ

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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2013, 07:44:31 »
That not vinyl, it's naugahyde.  This means that the nauga is not extinct.  This is very great news.  It was rumoured that the great nauga kill off during the recovering of the CFB Gagetown Officers Mess furniture in '97 had lead to the extinction of the nauga.  Great news indeed that the CF will be able to continue harvesting naugas.  I think naugas are the key to great CF boot shortage; nauga boots for everyone.  We could help out our poorer provinces by setting up nauga farms if the demand is there!


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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2013, 09:00:52 »
All I could think of was.....

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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2013, 11:12:05 »
You can just tell by looking at the photo that he has the theme song to 'Top Gun' playing in his head as he strolls along.

Ya know... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2M7QwHnVXQ
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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2013, 11:54:30 »
It needs to be in CADPAT like the combat gloves.

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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2013, 13:02:41 »
It needs to be in CADPAT like the combat gloves.

Do and every Army general will be running around in the field with one on!!!!!  And a pearl handle S&W besides!!!!
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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2013, 13:03:25 »
I  can see them now getting dusty on the racks at CANEX like the new windbreaker no one is buying for $99.00. Perhaps when they are marked down to 95% off I might get one for someone I don't like as a gift. 
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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2013, 16:19:13 »
If so, nice to see the front-liners getting new kit first.  Oh, wait ....

It isn't an issued item.
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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2013, 17:17:51 »
It isn't an issued item.

But is available to everyone yet?

If so, nice to see the front-liners getting new kit first.  Oh, wait ....

If not, it fits the comment.
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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2013, 17:34:23 »
But is available to everyone yet?

If not, it fits the comment.

No idea.  Regardless, it is not an issued item so if the CAS purchased it out of pocket...who cares?  He got his new mess kit before I was able to buy mine.  I didn't need a Hurt Feelings Report.

I guess it's a good thing anyone, such as the CA Comd or RSM, wouldn't wear things not all the troops have.  I bet those slip-ons aren't "CANEX purchased".



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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2013, 17:39:44 »
Mike from Canmore gets all his stuff from the CBC and Air Farce. ;)
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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2013, 17:46:35 »
I have no issue with Comd RCAF wearing it "first". My issue with it is that it is f****** ugly. Who designs this stuff? Do they intentionally make it look like s***? I could probably go to Danier leather or surf eBay and get something that looks better/more air force flying jacket like than that.

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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2013, 17:52:26 »
I have no issue with Comd RCAF wearing it "first". My issue with it is that it is f****** ugly. Who designs this stuff? Do they intentionally make it look like s***? I could probably go to Danier leather or surf eBay and get something that looks better/more air force flying jacket like than that.

More Air Force looking leather?

Why didn't you say so!

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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2013, 17:56:17 »
I had no idea our new PT gear was ready already.  awesome.
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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2013, 18:26:48 »
More Air Force looking leather?

Why didn't you say so!

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Well, I believe my exact words were "more Air Force flying jacket like" not "more Air Force looking leather"... I believe the Dwyer Hill boys might be interested in the outfit in your photo however ;D

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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2013, 18:35:20 »
Well, I believe my exact words were "more Air Force flying jacket like" not "more Air Force looking leather"... I believe the Dwyer Hill boys might be interested in the outfit in your photo however ;D


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Re: CF Leather Jacket
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2013, 19:27:08 »
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