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Q: 2023/24 Hopes & aspirations for this season
a. As Champions of Europe there's no reason we shouldn't be pushing for a top 7 spot & a run in the Cups
b. Last season was a trophy winning one and there's only one way to go after that, I expect a dull mid table bore fest of a season
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e. New season you say, woohoo time to get the new kit and wear it it to the pub for all the big games, the wags down there call me Mr West Ham

eswing hammer 12:15 Thu Jan 18
Flight jackets
Anyone have one of these, apparently original MA 1s are worth a fortune, l got my first from the Manns store !

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zico 5:07 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
Had a classic green one with orange lining back in the 80's/90's but that's long gone. Have a very old black one/orange lining hanging up somewhere but all labels have faded and it's not in the best shape. Latest one is 2018 Brandit Men's MA1 Jacket Dark Navy from Amazon, around £50. Does the job. Still think they are good jackets.

Gary Strodders shank 5:05 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
The Ministry of Sound had there own MA1s produced which were originally for security staff but then reproduced and sold as limited editions.
They would be worth a nice few quid nowadays I should imagine.

Northern Sold 4:11 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
Dunno who made my Bomber... all I know is that it was already second hand and ex military when I got it and that was mid 80's... fully reversable (bright orange)... same place in Southend (American Graffiti??) that I got my fishtail that used to deal in second hand clobber... wished I'd kept it... then again trying to squeeze in a large would be nigh on impossible now!!

eswing hammer 3:23 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
Just checked the label on my one , it’s also in sage , didn’t know they were called that colour and didn’t know they were Alpha as it states on the label , Jacket Flight Mans intermediate MA1 Alpha !, stuff you learn !

MaryMillingtonsGhost 2:58 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
Still have an Alpha MA1 in sage, probably late 80's/early 90's, which replaced an early 80's version.
Will have to check the pockets as per eswing's post.

Gary Strodders shank 2:47 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
eswing hammer

The black one was an Alpha industries MA1 if I remember rightly.
The blue one is definitely not an original and has a quilted lining picked up at a car boot sale of all places but as new.

the coming of gary 2:42 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
Mine is by Alpha Industries they come with the weird cloth arm label saying 'remove before flight'

eswing hammer 2:32 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
@both Gary’s, are they originals,?, normally tell by the white US airforce patch in one of the pockets ,!

goose 2:31 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
My mate Maverick has got a cool one.

BRANDED 2:28 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
I have an MA 1 from the early 1990s that was given to me and two merch ones from companies also given to me. All three are ridiculously hot.

Gary Strodders shank 1:57 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
I've got a blue one hanging in the wardrobe not an original and a rip on the sleeve but keep it for the odd job outside.
I also had a black one with the orange lining that I paid quite a lot of money for back in the day.

the coming of gary 1:44 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
.. i still like to have one, making the traditional trip to Silvermans - Mile End ... Although they are £ 220 these days

Northern Sold 1:27 Thu Jan 18
Re: Flight jackets
Yeah had one.... few years later I covered it in scooter patches (runs etc) after I got rid of the Lammy I unpicked the patches and it looked shit... think I wore it to do a spot of car valeting back in the early 90's... don't know what happened to it... same as my Crombie... and my original Korean war Fishtail...

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