My flight suit is from http://tacticalgear.com/search?searchterm=flight%20suit because I was looking for an actual flight suit and something tall & skinny.  Coveralls and boiler suits work great for those with a bigger build than myself.  I wanted something that I didn’t have to take in and that would work for my kit.

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My first suit can be seen under all the metal plating cutouts.  It was a Large Tall black in color flight suit.  It will work great when I have extra layers this winter after I figure out how to remove the E6000 from the pant legs connecting the shin plate velcro on.

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I ordered a second flight suit after learning if I removed my shin velcro I would tear off the fabric to my suit.  The second suit I ordered was a Medium Tall sort of olive green color.  The color combination works, not quite hunter green but it works.

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This suit fits a whole lot better than the black one and once I get my knee armour it should bring in the bagginess of the legs.  Also note that I replaced my cape with a different hide (fake fur from Jo-Ann’s Fabric) that doesn’t set off an allergic reaction.  I still need to take a shotgun to it, for more of a weathering/tattered look.

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I got my spats or gaiters the day after the new flight suit from keepshooting.com they have buckles up the sides (yes I’m wearing the buckles on the inside of the leg, I tried both and found I like them on the outside, but didn’t retake the pictures).   They have been used previously and are a little weathered, but not enough to match my kit.  I also need to figure out the requirement of the lower strap matching the boot in color (black doesn’t equal brown).

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Weathering techniques were suggested by Tiric Keel.  Dirt, brick dust, charcoal powder, sand, oil stains to name a few.  I not only weathered my flight suit but I also weathered the pair of pants I will be using as double sleeves.

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After everything was weathered and dirty, I ran it with a load of laundry.  I then got industrial snaps to hold my double sleeves up under my flak vest (the pant strings were removed).  This double sleeves will hide my gauntlet hoses and make it appear as they go somewhere.

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I then attached my gauntlet hoses a week or two later.  The hoses are attached to a key ring and then safety pinned up inside the double sleeve (another suggestion from Tiric Keel).

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Good to go with my flight suit now.  🙂

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