20 October 2011
I like getting parcels from across the pond, especially when it's the fruits of yet another insomniac punt on their version of eBay. If I want something enough I'll outbid anyone and everyone to get it, or at least try, that happened here and I probably paid a bit more than I'd have liked to as a result, but I'm quite happy with this lot.
I'm aware of the fact that this is about the fifteenth orange parka I've had and it is going a bit too far, but why change a winner? especially when it's a nice example of some early Goretex in as good shape as it was new. This Banana Equipment one is a kind of tomato soup complexion and has one of those bellend shaped grown-on hoods, but once on it looks coolio. I love the peeled banana press studs and the tag of this one, 'Products with A Peal'. Nice simple jacket with pockets where you want 'em and the perfect layer for the abysmal current weather.
Next up from the same chap some Tropical Combat 'Nam trousers, something I've been after for a while, these are totally mint and unworn and dating from 1967 too in a cotton poplin ripstop, they have a nice action on the waist for getting to fit too. I can't wait to play army in them. If I had the money and the space I'd buy loads more of this stuff.
Posted by One-up at 17:00