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Brian P.
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Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:30 am

I posted this on the Facebook page, but I realize that not everyone uses Facebook (not necessarily a bad thing.) A long while back, a number of us had on our lists to Santa a good repro of the slicker carried by cavalrymen on their saddle. After a bit of research and repeated begging, we have managed to get Jerry Lee at What Price Glory to produce it. He has produced an excellent copy of the WWI era slicker, built to the 1917 specs. I grabbed one of the first ones produced. I have worn it a few times already, and I have to give it two thumbs up! It is an excellent reproduction, and works well to shed the wet. (I hope that photos are ok)
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Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:18 pm

Photos are always okay. Indeed, encouraged.
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:47 am

Good product. I've had multiple chances to use it dismounted. It works!!! Will see how it does mounted next time it rains.
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Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:59 pm

I've never examined one of these articles so I don't know much about them. Are they pretty close to the civilian types of the same (or for that matter latter) era?
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:21 am

Not really familiar with the early 20th century but it very much reminds me of the raincoat I had as a kid in grade school (1950s).

It's a fairly robust material and will be a challenge on a really hot day. It doesn't have an "city slicker" features like being able to use snaps to shorten the skirt (I have Schaefer saddle slicker that does allow that). All in all it's a good product.
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:34 pm

Do they have any markings that indicate they are a repro? Or, some years from now will they be peddled as pricey originals?
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:27 am

I just looked at mine and a "quick and dirty" inspection showed no markings at all.

The only thing was a small size tag that has a big "L" on it (for "large").

I do not know what markings might have been found on an original.

I guess if somebody were to aggressively "age" one of these they might be able to pull off a fraud. But it would take some work as I don't think these have been made in over a century. That doesn't mean some gullible soul might not be cheated but you'd almost have to work at being ignorant enough to be fooled!!! ;)
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:53 am

stablesgt wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:34 pm
Do they have any markings that indicate they are a repro? Or, some years from now will they be peddled as pricey originals?
It would be good if there was some synthetic thread used, if nothing else.
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Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:47 pm

I do not know what markings might have been found on an original.
The original 1917 mounted slickers had contract tags sewn in the left hand pocket. Of course labels are often missing or faded with original clothing.
Looks to be an accurate copy.
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