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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #855 on: October 16, 2020, 11:16:01 am »
I recently acquired an A2 Deck Jacket from brand August Fifteenth, 8.15, and felt right from the off the it was missing something. Doing some research I found the RMC version of the A2 Deck Jacket has an U.S.N. stencil above the breast pocket;

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I looked into getting my hands on stencils to add U.S.N. to the jacket myself but either drew blanks or the stencils were not ideal or worse still I had to buy the complete stencil alphabet.

If anyone has a U.S.N. stencil available / for sale please pm me.

Whilst searching the internet I found an embroidery place called Ceeflair only 20 miles from where we live and started a dialogue with them about adding an embroidered U.S.N. above the breast pocket.

The jacket is now with Ceeflair and they've just sent me an embroidery sample of U.S.N. for approval and I've given them the green light to go ahead. The sample;

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I realise this method is not standard but needs must am looking forward to receiving the finished product. Will post a picture here when I have the jacket back from Ceeflair.

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #856 on: October 20, 2020, 02:55:59 pm »
I collected my August Fifteenth, 8.15, A2 Deck Jacket from Ceeflair Embroidery & printing today after getting U.S.N. embroided above the breast pocket.

A few emails later, posting the jacket to Ceeflair, waiting a few days and collecting it today. Here are the results and I have to say that I am super stoked with the outcome.

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #857 on: October 20, 2020, 03:06:47 pm »
Looks great - congrats....
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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #858 on: October 20, 2020, 04:13:51 pm »
Looks great - congrats....

Thanks G  :)

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #859 on: October 20, 2020, 04:47:56 pm »
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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #860 on: October 25, 2020, 11:48:03 am »
After the successful modification by CeeFlair Clothing & Embroidery to my August Fifteenth A2 Deck Jacket where I had U.S.N. embroidered above the breast pocket I felt ready to explore more. Whilst (unsuccessfully) searching for stencils I found this stencil template and Ceeflair provided me with this emboidery sample so my jacket is now with them having this new piece of emboidery added to the top of my right arm. Photo to follow upon receipt of jacket;

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #861 on: October 25, 2020, 11:57:32 am »
Whilst on a repair & modification journey I decided to add some badges to my USAAF Type B-15 Jacket. The jacket, as standard, comes with an "Army Air Forces" print at the top of the left arm. I have purchased three badges and am waiting for them to be stitched to the jacket in the positions shown below;

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #862 on: October 25, 2020, 10:06:58 pm »
Great patches & placements! That’s gonna be one killer jacket  8)

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #863 on: October 26, 2020, 07:52:34 am »
@den1mhead Great examples of how cool well thought out and executed personal modifications can be. I consider this kind of thing regularly but don't feel like I have the eye for it.
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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #864 on: October 26, 2020, 09:29:30 am »
Great patches & placements! That’s gonna be one killer jacket  8)
@den1mhead Great examples of how cool well thought out and executed personal modifications can be. I consider this kind of thing regularly but don't feel like I have the eye for it.

Cheers peeps. When I was in the RAF patches were important for identification purposes as name, rank and squadron were all necessary and present on your flying suit. The embroidery comes with a bit more risk and reward due to its increased level of permanence.
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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #865 on: October 26, 2020, 10:28:25 pm »
It only took me 3 years and a pandemic to get around to sewing this on my backpack.

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #866 on: October 27, 2020, 05:39:50 am »
Ha... same. I have a small stash of excellent virgin patches that I have had plans for. Some of them have been in the drawers for four or five years.
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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #867 on: November 02, 2020, 03:07:45 pm »
Received my August Fifteenth A2 Deck Jacket back from CeeFlair Clothing & Embroidery today with a second piece of embroidery added to the original U.S.N. piece that they did for me two weeks ago. Really happy with the second piece and think it works really well with the U.S.N. To say I was originally going down the stencil route, but was unable to source anything suitable, I am over the moon with the outcome;

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #868 on: November 03, 2020, 02:00:58 pm »
My pair of 666-XHS jeans are starting to develop a hole in the crotch.  Should I worry about it or just wear them until it gets worse?

Here are two pictures of what I am seeing:

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Re: Repairs & Modifications
« Reply #869 on: November 03, 2020, 02:40:26 pm »
Since they’re XHS,maybe wear them until the Summer and then see about getting them repaired.