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  1. DKroadsters
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  2. 5window
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    Well,son, I'd be thinking you should direct your inquiry to TRJ since they're the ones selling the finished Product. :)

    Here's some help:

    International: (804) 496-6906

    Fax: (804) 496-6648

    customer service customerservice@roddersjournal.com
    editorial editorial@roddersjournal.com

    Hav en dejlig dag og bliv sund.
     
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  3. DKroadsters
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    I think they will be discontinued as for the lowered price and that TRJ only have small and Medium left, But I will thank you for your fast answer :)





     
  4. KevKo
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    Hmm. It almost looks like a varsity jacket, but without leather sleeves. You could try a sporting goods store near you. I mean a real sporting goods, not chains like Dick's or Dunham's.
     
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  5. Look on line for Letterman/ varsity wool jackets, there has got got to be a lot of places that can supply you with what you need, also check out your local screen printer/ embroidery shop. HRP
     
  6. Search : Stadium Jackets
    Ones I looked at for myself were at Settlemeirs..
     
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  7. DKroadsters
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    Thanks
    Looking just right, Thanks again

     
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  8. jnaki
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    Hello,

    That TRJ jacket is 100% wool and similar ones can be seen in any big sporting good stores or on Amazon. Dockers makes one that is almost the copy without the printing. But, beware, they are wool or wool blend.

    The one problem with wool is that you might get a ring around the collar (Your neck) due to the wool rubbing against your skin. Some people are allergic to wool shirts, sweaters and jackets. My mom used to get me wool sweaters because her wool sweaters were specially made with Cashmere Wool and never irritated her skin. We irritated her with our "ooohhh" antics. But, the wool sweaters irritated my neck to no end. We did not wear cotton turtlenecks in high school.

    It got so bad that I gave away my varsity wool Letterman's jacket with my letters on them to a good friend who just earned his varsity letter and did not have money to buy a letterman's jacket. He was in 7th heaven. We had been friends since elementary school and was a good friend to have in school. He was absolutely the toughest kid in school and could box anyone without getting a jab close to his face. A real tough guy, but one of the nicest in the whole neighborhood. He loved my varsity letterman's jacket. My mom was aghast at me giving that wool jacket away.

    Jnaki

    So, you might want to think twice about getting any wool jacket. One other thing is that I could not stand the smell of the wool jacket when any moisture got on it. (Fog, dew, light rain, squirt gun sprays, etc.) The girls said the wool jacket smelled like a wet dog. That is one reason I gave the jacket away. Irritation and, I did not want to smell like a wet dog in close quarters. YRMV Some people don't care about the wet dog smell and buy/wear wool anyway.
     
  9. DKroadsters
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    Thanks jnaki

    Thanks for advice and a nice story :). Just think they are cool jackets


     
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  10. flatheadpete
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    Oh man...Living in Michigan, I've learned to appreciate the wool clothing in my collection. It's very, VERY warm, repels water and it looks cool! Just last week it's turned cold enough to get some out and the first day or so it itches but it's worth it!
     
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  11. 5window
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    We need to observe that the OP is in Denmark and may not have the ready access to some of the recommended products. I made this error with my initial response. I would guess the Danes were pretty familiar with wool. :)
     
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  12. oldolds
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    Check with people near you that embroider things like jackets. A mom and pop place if you have any near you. They have catalogs with that stuff in it. It will give you the correct name for the style of jacket. You will then be able to buy one made out of other fabrics. They may even be nice and order one for you. Sometimes they need to order quantity and can't order just one.
     
  13. Bob Lowry
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    As above, look up varsity jackets..TONS of options...here is just one example:

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  14. 5window
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    The Man Lives in Denmark. Europe. Not New York
     
  15. Joe Blow
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    If you are specifically looking for one exactly like the RJ coat......Google Clicker coat. It's not a varsity or letterman's jacket, it's a little different. It's a longer length car coat.....no knit rib fabric at the waistband. As stated, Settlemeirs sells them as Stadium jackets. Greenspans and Johnny Suedes Customs have them as Clickers.

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  16. 41rodderz
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    Dang!!! Never thought I would see the day when I got a fashion tutorial on the hamb.:D
     
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  17. Joe Blow
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    I somehow got the honor of acquiring these coats for my car club. After about 3 months of messin with coat vendors and chain stitchers, I was counting them in my sleep. I also have an element of expertise in potato spikes.....but that's another story.:p
     
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    I want to hear the potato story. Potato spikes-like nails?
     
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    :D
     
  22. gimpyshotrods
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    The local boys are partial to Greenspan's jackets.
     
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  23. AndyMarquez
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    We have our club jackets tailor made here in Sweden. About 2500 Sek. I can probably help you out if you want to

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  24. vinny harms
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    There called clicker coats. Old school clubs got those all the time. You can find them on Greenspan's.com though

    birth day febuary 21 2008
     
  25. I'll sell you a custom embroidered 2 XL, wool and leather with a near 50 yr old car club's logo

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  26. Spooky
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    I am digging this thread but have a question, who does traditional chain stitching?
     
  27. jimmy six
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    The straight jackets without any knitting on the collar, cuffs?, or bottom like red ones given away at Lions for being a multiple week winner (right jnaki) we’re called “rogue” jackets as I remember. There was no leather on them.
    Judy Thompson, Mickeys first wife, tried to give me a Lions one a few years back but I told her I hadn’t earned by the rules written out. I still have all my Lions trophy’s but not in the order to have earned a jacket.
    The RJ jacket shown has knitted cuffs. Can’t remember on the Lions ones, but they were called rogue then and I had a gray one in the 8th grade in 57.
     
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  28. jnaki
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    upload_2020-10-8_4-20-34.png 1956 Alamitos Bay entrance jetty on Belmont Shore side at 72nd street. (end of the peninsula)

    Hey J6,

    Here is a photo of a lanky pre-teen after a day of snorkling around the two jetties at the entrance to the Long Beach Alamitos Bay Harbor entrance. My dad was fishing off of the beach and on the middle of the jetty as we were swimming around. The red jacket was very warm, but when I got it wet with my hair and trying to get warm after coming out of the water, I smelled like a wet puppy. Back then, who cared, at least, I was warm. It was my favorite jacket for school and hanging around.

    Eventually, I had to throw it away as I did not want it to smell like mothballs. Moths usually attacked wool clothing like bees on flowers. After the red jacket got a few holes, my mom threw it away. Then it was on to similar blue jackets and when Lions came calling, blue nylon jackets for our drag racing attire. The wool jacket episodes were put to sleep as the new "teenage look" of white t shirts, Levis, desert boots and a nylon blue jacket was the clothing of choice.
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    Jnaki

    Our trophy display was prominent in our Den/lounging around teen room/homework place, but there should have been plenty more, especially the one that ended our drag racing days in 1960. In the 1940 Willys 671 SBC coupe, we actually won, but blew up and shut down the race track in our last drag race. For some reason, the trophy was given to our opponent, who was two car lengths behind my brother, but crossed the finish line after the Willys careened off of the dragstrip. At the time, we did not care, as there were more important things to worry about. But, just to set the record straight…
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    From late 1957 to 1959, we won at least 6 trophies at Lions in the A/Stock class. (Now gone to old trophy heaven…) But, for some reason, we never got a red class winner’s jacket. My brother won 4 and I won two.
    upload_2020-10-8_4-26-44.png His wins came in 1958-59 and mine came in 1959 upload_2020-10-8_4-26-22.png
    It wasn’t until much later that our friend wanted to know if we had those red jackets. We did not, although we should have at least 6 if not the 7th for the C/Gas win in the Willys.
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  29. banjorear
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    Google varsity/letterman's jacket. Most areas have a shop that services local high schools. When I took my son to get his, I was amazed at all different styles. I'd suggest trying it on befor you buy. Good ones are not cheap and don't settle for a cheap one. Most of these are still made in USA which is a bonus.
     
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  30. Boxcar's 1928
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    Can't answer the question but...there was an outfit outside one of the halls (Grand National Roadster Show) in 2019 that seemed to specialize in the nostalgic jackets...a little pricy but looked legit (I have my fathers '62 wool Winner jacket from Indy Drags)
     

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