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Just saw the final episode last night, and noticed Mac wearing a completely different type of watch than any other ep. I've seen before. Looked like a simple men's dress watch, leather strap, and some type of reddish logo on the dial (dead center). I'm wondering, since it was the last episode, if this was some kind of commerative watch, to celibrate the final episode???

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Yeah chain stores like American Eagle, Express, and Gap all sell Henleys very often- in fact they are probably on sale all of those places all of the time. I have a few of them myself.

 
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Was looking in the Store

What Raider jacket type is closest to Mac's? The cowhide or the goatskin.

I noticed Mac's is a "distressed" brown leather, not sure of the type.


 
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I presume your talking about the link to the Flight Suits site?
Color-wise, neither of them are close. But of the two options the goatskin is more of a true brown I think. And it's softer and lasts longer than the cowhide.

Here's the page about the kinds of leather

Your right about his jacket being distressed leather. I haven't had any real luck finding a Raider jacket with distressed leather to put in the store, but I'd love to know if anyone knows of an online store that sells them.



 
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This one looks close

http://www.legendaryusa.com/Cockpit_Lambsk...et_p/z2129a.htm

Click on larger photo, note the brown pics.

Note the description stating it will distrees over time

Getting closer rocky...

 
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QUOTE (macgybl @ 29 November 2009 - 03:16 PM)
This one looks close

http://www.legendaryusa.com/Cockpit_Lambsk...et_p/z2129a.htm

Click on larger photo, note the brown pics.

Note the description stating it will distrees over time

Getting closer rocky...

Yep, That looks like the condition of the one he wears on SG-1 when out of the mountain. It's also like some of the brown versions MacGyver wore in later seasons. I was thankful for the change since the worn original was on it's last legs:) Rocky's site also has the dark brown like that but they are SO expensive.
The cheapest version I found is here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JWYBJU...
The only difference it that it has shpulder eplets but I'd make due if I had the money:) One day I hope:)

 
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QUOTE (Mac Jackson @ 1 December 2009 - 06:33 AM)
The cheapest version I found is here:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000JWYBJU...
The only difference it that it has shpulder eplets but I'd make due if I had the money:) One day I hope:)

That jacket is listed in our store.


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This one looks close

http://www.legendaryusa.com/Cockpit_Lambsk...et_p/z2129a.htm

Click on larger photo, note the brown pics.

Note the description stating it will distrees over time

That site only appears to work for people in the US. I had to use a proxy-surfer to be able to see it from my location.

That jacket looks almost the same as the one we have in our store too

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QUOTE (perfectlykevin @ 24 November 2009 - 02:58 PM)
Just saw the final episode last night, and noticed Mac wearing a completely different type of watch than any other ep. I've seen before. Looked like a simple men's dress watch, leather strap, and some type of reddish logo on the dial (dead center). I'm wondering, since it was the last episode, if this was some kind of commerative watch, to celibrate the final episode???

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You mean this watch?

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I think he wore this watch through much of the last season, so I don't think it has any special significance. If you watch closely that center rectangle bit in the middle is actually the digital display of the watch.

I'm pretty sure I had a watch of the same design as this one when I was a kid. It had the round face, but was digital with the display being a skinny display in the center of the face. Don't ask my what brand it was though.. got no idea.

 
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I would guess that little pieces of wardrobe/props could be personal items

RDA might have worn that as his own watch, seeing as there wasn't a sitaution where they focused on it or it was a part of the scene.


 
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I have a question. I found a jacket from alpha that is called MacGyver, it is misspelled, probably because of copyright.
I have never seen Mac wearing a similar jacket. Have you?

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Nope. Can't say I've ever seen that jacket worn by MacGyver.

Probably just a naming gimmick to try and get more sales, much like the MacGyver watch MP3 player watch you see around sometimes.

 
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I don't believe it does. It's either a coincidence by the designer having a similar name or a marketing ploy used to spark an image of MacGyver so people will buy it:)

 
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That is what I thought as well, but still the style would fit Mac perfectly...IMHO

 
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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 6 December 2009 - 10:28 PM)
QUOTE (perfectlykevin @ 24 November 2009 - 02:58 PM)
Just saw the final episode last night, and noticed Mac wearing a completely different type of watch than any other ep. I've seen before.  Looked like a simple men's dress watch, leather strap, and some type of reddish logo on the dial (dead center).  I'm wondering, since it was the last episode, if this was some kind of commerative watch, to celibrate the final episode???

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You mean this watch?

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I think he wore this watch through much of the last season, so I don't think it has any special significance. If you watch closely that center rectangle bit in the middle is actually the digital display of the watch.

I'm pretty sure I had a watch of the same design as this one when I was a kid. It had the round face, but was digital with the display being a skinny display in the center of the face. Don't ask my what brand it was though.. got no idea.

yep, never got a good look at it but I know the kind of watches you're talking about. I think they were made using more traditional cases. Seems like Mac had alot of watches. biggrin.gif

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I just picked up an "Avirex" G2 Leather Jacket from ebay, will give a review once I get it.

It looks like this brand might be a brand viable to the show.

It was very popular in the 80's and actually the same brand was used for the "Top Gun" leather jacket also.

There is also one on ebay now that looks close if you search "g2 leather jacket"


 
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Avirex also did Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Terminator and as we know did alot in the show MacGyver's Jackets, like MacGyver's and Jack's too.

 
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The owner of Avirex sold it to Mark Ecko and founded Cockpit USA, so you can buy the same G-2 jacket from them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avirex

http://www.cockpitusa.com/store/product.ph...&cat=395&page=1

I am thinking about buying it, but I like to try things on, I am not a fan of buying clothes online. If I got it right I think you can buy it only at there store in NYC and online.

 
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We've got that exact jacket listed in our store, but it's currently out of stock. sad.gif

It seems you can get that jacket through several distributors these days. (online at least) wink.gif

Remember MacGyver's jacket had the Tartan lining in it, so if we find one like that we'll have our man...err.. jacket. smile.gif

 
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Do you think that all these jackets that look like Macs will get that color over the years?
I think I read somewhere that Cockpit (Avirex) are made of antique lambskin that makes it older faster, so that it gets a what they call "100 mission look"
The color of Macs jacket looks to me like he never cleaned it of put conditioner on it. But leather crackes and dries with lack of maintenence.

Anyone have any experience with this?

 
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blink.gif It does??

I've never seen a jacket crack or dry and I've never heard of anyone doing anything to a jacket either.

I have a leather jacket which is 15 years old, been warn plenty, in all weather and still going strong with no visible wear damage.

 
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It does crack and dry because leather is a natural material, it has oils and they dry over time, just like our skin it can dry or crack. There are alot of different kinds of leather so maybe yours is more durable and dosen't crack alot.
I'm not an expert on leather but it seems to me that if we want a Mac look on a G2 jacket it has to be from lack of care. If we can ever get that light brown color anyway.

http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/11-16-2005-81564.asp

I asked cockpit about the color, here is the answer I got:

"The Z2129A is in brown but since it is “antique” lamb it will lighten somewhat as you wear it. We of course can custom make it but the cost is $1000 which you may not want to pay."

Here is the closest jacket I found, I think it should be somethin between G1 and G2, but the color is almost exaclty like Macs.

http://www.filson.com/product/index.jsp?pr...rentPage=family

 
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The look you're referring to is called distressed leather. It's a dyeing process used to make the leather look old/rugged/warn by darkening the natural lines,wrinkles,scars etc in the leather as would naturally occur over time.

My brown bomber jacket (and the one I had before this one) were both made in "distressed leather" style so they looked similar to MacGyver's jacket.

There's also a process called "antiqued leather" which dyes one color over another to create highlights in the leather to give an aged appearance. But I think the distressed look is closer to the MacGyver look for jackets.



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There are alot of different kinds of leather so maybe yours is more durable and dosen't crack alot.

Could be, it's made of deerskin which is apparently the thirst strongest leather available. unsure.gif


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Here is the closest jacket I found, I think it should be somethin between G1 and G2, but the color is almost exaclty like Macs.

That color doesn't look very similar to me. hmm.bmp

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If you look at my jacket and also Bubba-Ho-Tep's jacket (scroll down to the bottom of his post) you can see that there are jackets around which are similar to the color and leather style thety just all seem to be G1 style instead of G2. headbutt.gif

Like this jacket I just found for sale on ebay. Similar leather color and style to MacGyver's but again it's a G1 style instead of G2. doh.gif

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QUOTE (Rockatteer @ 20 December 2009 - 10:35 PM)
That color doesn't look very similar to me. hmm.bmp


I know the color is not exact, but I meant that it is the closest I found online to buy.
Do you know of a closer color to buy somewhere?

 
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Not really. I found this but it's still too dark.

I just looked at the color chart on the Flight Suits web site and the closest color they have is called Russet and is only available in Goatskin and Horsehide, but they don't offer Russet as a color option on that jacket, so you would need to make it a special order.

It's weird that you can find A2 type jackets with very similar color (such as this), but any G2 jackets all seem to be darker leather.


 
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This is the avirex G2 I picked up from ebay.

Should be here by tomorrow or tuesday.

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surprise.gif Nice find!!

That's pretty darn close!

I think Ebay's really the only way you can get a jacket identical (or close to it) to MacGyver's

I just found this jacket on a Japanese site with a google search of avirex G2 jacket. So they are out there.
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Was a little xmas gift to myself wink.gif


According to the guy I got it from the jacket is about 20 years old.

It looks like Avirex made this style in the mid-late 80's/early 90's.


 
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Vehicle: Jeep
Jacket:  Brown bomber
House:  House boat



QUOTE (macgybl @ 21 December 2009 - 11:16 AM)
It looks like Avirex made this style in the mid-late 80's/early 90's.

No, I would say that that is the antique lambskin....they say that it gets that "100 missions look" over a shorter period of time.

 
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