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Posted: 18 September 2011 - 07:40 PM                                    
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Here it is.......drum roll please........the jacket is made by Chevignon. Here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...5#ht_518wt_1299 I have a video production company and I was able to blow up a freeze frame of the jacket when MacGyver took it off. I think it was in the episode where he was skiing and there was some microfilm put in his ski pole. Now, the label itself, wasn't quite legible, but if you look at the pattern of the label and compare it to Chevignon, there's no question. The jacket I have listed is a Chevignon jacket, but my label is slightly different. Chevignon has several different labels on that particular jacket. Notice that MacGyver's zipper is on the opposite side-like you would have to zip it up with your left hand. Also, notice the criss cross stitching on the wind flap. I have bought many Raider jackets over the years, and nothing comes close. I even bought the one from the link on this forum's store site. It is a very nice jacket, but it's not like the Chevignon jacket. It's more like the one MacGyver had in the later seasons, with the white lining. At some point they retired the Chevignon he wore. It's almost like they made a version as close as they could, which they did for the stunt jacket. Notice in the episode where MacGyver trips the bully in the parking lot when he tries to stomp on the jacket. The frames where it's pulled up from under him shows the jacket didn't have the tartan lining, but a white lining, and then the tartan lining again. They used the "double" so the Chevignon wouldn't get messed up. Notice the episode where MacGyver was held captive when the Phoenix Foundation is taken over. The stunt guy runs down the stairs exposing the "B" jacket or stunt jacket, with the white lining. My Chevignon jacket has the identical tartan lining from the earlier seasons. Now, Chevignon made many jackets with the zippered front. Be careful, because there are some models that look like MacGyver's at first glance, but without the tartan lining, and perhaps without the dark brown elastic wrist and waist bands, etc.



 
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Not sure if the link worked...http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Chevignon-Brown-Leather-Flight-Jacket-/260856841135?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item3cbc4783af#ht_518wt_1398



 
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Posted: 18 September 2011 - 10:30 PM                                    
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I hope the seller has enough of those, because I plan on buying one!



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Yep I think you've done it.

That looks exactly like MacGyver's jacket.

Excellent work! happy_dance.gif


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I hope the seller has enough of those, because I plan on buying one!
Looks like it's just the one jacket. Also looks like it's only available within the US. sad.gif


I just checked out Chevignon's web site. It looks like they still make the flight jackets, but not that exact style any more.






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Posted: 19 September 2011 - 03:32 AM                                    
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It's available world-wide. I just need to figure out how to make that clear on Ebay. I'm just not sure how to calculate shipping for that. That isn't the only jacket I have. I own four...-2 extra larges, one large (that's posted, now,) and one medium that I had a leather expert make slightly bigger. Can someone please tell me how I can post pics to this forum? I'd like to show pics from my collection so people can compare how the brands differ from each other in color and texture. I will say the closet jacket to the Chevignon, in my collection is made by Scully, however, that's relatively speaking. Nothing even comes close to the softness and texture of that particular Chevignon jacket. The way it's distressed almost almost helps it sparkle, the way it catches light. This is why MacGyver's jacket sometimes looked like it was wet, depending on the lighting. That particular jacket is also extremely rare. I would say about one jacket pops up about every two years or so for sale online. It would be great to get Chevignon to re-release that jacket, especially since the movie is coming out. Maybe it could be the MacGyver special edition jacket, kind of like Marty McFly's futuristic Nike Shoes from recent. Chevignon may not know that Richard Dean Anderson used their brand to make their jacket famous.



 
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Posted: 19 September 2011 - 04:12 PM                                    
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lexscape, thank you very much for the info!!
Itīs the most important information of the MacGyver world fans!!



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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 19 September 2011 - 06:37 PM)
Yep I think you've done it.

That looks exactly like MacGyver's jacket.

Excellent work!  happy_dance.gif


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I hope the seller has enough of those, because I plan on buying one!
Looks like it's just the one jacket. Also looks like it's only available within the US. sad.gif


I just checked out Chevignon's web site. It looks like they still make the flight jackets, but not that exact style any more.

If you want one I can always take care of shipping it wink.gif

EDIT: I just read down a few posts and caught that he is doing worldwide shipping, never mind.



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Here is the picture proof...smile.gif

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Here is the one I have that is a size Large...

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Here is the back of it...



 
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It's a very soft leather..

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Notice that there were more than one jacket...

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Hope this guy can wait until next week when I can buy it. Assuming I get in before you guys!



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QUOTE (Makedde @ 20 September 2011 - 04:34 PM)
Hope this guy can wait until next week when I can buy it. Assuming I get in before you guys!

um... it's an auction... so whoever has the highest bid when it closes in 3 days time wins it. There's no waiting until next week.






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Now we know who made the brown jacket, and I wish i had the money to get this baby, but I'm straped for cash.

on ebay there are more then a few that look like MacGyver's jacket.

[URL=ebay jackets]http://www.ebay.com/sch/Mens-Clothing-/1059/i.html?_nkw=avirex+leather+jacket[/URL]



 
                                                                     
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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 20 September 2011 - 07:02 PM)
QUOTE (Makedde @ 20 September 2011 - 04:34 PM)
Hope this guy can wait until next week when I can buy it. Assuming I get in before you guys!

um... it's an auction... so whoever has the highest bid when it closes in 3 days time wins it. There's no waiting until next week.

I wonder if he'll be selling anymore? Or if he'd accept that I'll buy it and hold it for me...



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After further reading the description, I don't want this jacket. Maybe another one. I don't want it with signs of wear and it should have working zipper!

I'd happily get another one as long as it was in excellent condition.



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before they sold it they should of fixed the zipper.





 
                                                                     
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The zipper does work, but it's just missing the little piece that you pull with your fingers. I may be able to fix that. It came that way when I bought it. Another one of my jackets was the same way, and I fixed it with a charm and a small piece of metal. I've never worn that jacket, so I didn't notice the zipper until I was taking pictures of it for Ebay. Every jacket I own came with some signs of wear. Even MacGyver's jacket shows signs of wear, especially in the picture of I posted of him kissing Penny Parker. Look at the back of it. There may be more out there in perfect or excellent condition, but I would guess that would be the exception instead of the rule. I've been searching the web for almost a decade and have found only four. This jacket shows minimal signs of wear, since it's mainly under the arm, which is not that visible. I also forget to mention that another thing that makes this jacket unique from other company's versions is that the zippered front pockets slant in a diagonal direction, just like MacGyver's. Notice that on the other "similar" style jackets the zippered front is more straight or horizontal to the waistline. So far from my personal research that seems to be a Chevignon trait. Thanks for the interest though fellow fans! By the way, I think in the episode where MacGyver's in Budapest with the gypsy kid, you can get a glimpse of the Chevignon label.



 
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This jacket is not bad, although I prefer the new G-2 of MacGyver (Blood Brothers, The Invisible Killer...). I think the new G-2 is made by Gibson-Barnes. I say this, especially the detail of how they are made ​​the horizontal pockets of the jacket.
I can see one of the old Gibson Barnes Raider G-2 in lambskin and I think itīs the same second brown jacket of MacGyver.
Another thing that makes me think it's a G & B is the sleeve, made of only two pieces (one back and other piece front). The Avirex, in the back of the sleeves, were made with two pieces of leather and one on front.



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Okay. Compare for yourselves. The color and texture on the Gibson-Barnes is way off from the Chevignon. One unique thing you'll notice on MacGyver's jacket that I haven't seen on other models is the cut and lay of his collar. Notice how the Chevignon collar has a nice flat triangular shape and the Gibson-Barnes is more of an "elephant ear" style. The elastic wrist bands and waistline on the Chevignon are dark brown. I didn't want to go with the light brown that comes on the Gibson-Barnes so I had them customize mine with black. Also notice the armpit area of MacGyver's jacket around the backside. It seems to layer out or puff off, since the leather is so soft. The Gibson-Barnes jacket is more of a hard line cut. If the Gibson-Barnes people made the 2nd version of MacGyver's jacket in the later seasons, they obviously customized one based on the original, but it's not the one they sell to the public.

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Hello!
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lexscape, the Gibson&Barnes is cowhide leather? called nappa (cowhide)?
How old is this G&B?
I had one jacket similar, but the size 40R was small for me. I have now a raider goatskin russet G&B and itīs a perfect jacket.



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What would today's closet jacket be?

Something that can be bought online and in stock?



 
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Incredible jacket, believe it is the classic one, the one we could see in the first seasons, later on, they changed the jacket to another truly similar but without the red colors you can see inside the jacket.

Good luck to the guy who buy it! sakopen.gif



 
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Here are my four MacGyver jackets.

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Here are all my flight jackets. I've been looking for the "real deal" since I was in Middle School. If you're like me, you're not satisfied unless it's the exact one MacGyver wore on the show.

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