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Allied Greatcoat Substitutes

Postby SCVNGR » Tue May 16, 2017 12:12 am

It seems that most antique models gain value exponentially for each rip and tear present, while no one wants to makes replica great coats for the US or UK forces.
Short of setting the bleach and/or dye on some East German gear, are there any suitable stand ins?
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Re: Allied Greatcoat Substitutes

Postby raffles » Tue May 16, 2017 12:28 am

French greatcoats make a great substitution for American coats.
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Re: Allied Greatcoat Substitutes

Postby SCVNGR » Wed May 17, 2017 12:22 am

raffles wrote:French greatcoats make a great substitution for American coats.


Thanks. The post war examples are suspiciously US in appearance.
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Re: Allied Greatcoat Substitutes

Postby cjw957 » Wed May 17, 2017 9:49 am

Yer for yank, French with button change and they are just about bang on, if not bang on :) and they are toasty warm in wet or cold weather, found them quite comfy to wear as long as get the right size, took me 3 coats to get it right lol
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Re: Allied Greatcoat Substitutes

Postby Granger » Wed May 17, 2017 10:30 am

For British you could get a postwar coat. I've got a 54 dated coat with general service buttons.
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Re: Allied Greatcoat Substitutes

Postby cjw957 » Wed May 17, 2017 10:56 am

I have to say its great playing in them , and think both look good :) pretty sure its the main reason we run a Jan game each year so we can wear the cold weather stuff we dont get to use much lol :)
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Re: Allied Greatcoat Substitutes

Postby SCVNGR » Thu May 18, 2017 12:25 am

Now the quest to find some size #16's for not so period correct beefcakes :/

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