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Flight suit questions
« on: Dec 28, 2015, 01:02 AM »
I recently purchased this flight suit in black: http://tacticalgear.com/tru-spec-poly-cotton-twill-27-p-flight-suits-black?gclid=CIrL9t3t_ckCFYqGfgod7qQKGg#/7211/653,2078/1

I know I need to cover all zippers and I was going to do so by sewing a small square of the same material over where the zipper stops in the closed position, hiding it from view but still leaving it functional. The actual zipper is covered on both sides by material so it just looks like a seam in the suit no metal is showing. There are also no pockets or pouches on the seat at all, kind of annoying but actually good because I want to replicate a boba fett style suit with some exceptions like color. I wanted to ask if I can leave the zippers functional if they are not visible at all and are securely shut? Also is a double sleeved style required? There is a small external pouch on the left arm for pens or maybe a small cell phone can that be left alone? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Flight suit questions
« Reply #1 on: Dec 28, 2015, 01:25 AM »
As long as zippers are hidden you are fine. I sewed a flap over my zippered pockets on my first flightsuit and held the flaps closed with tiny velcro patches at each end. Double sleeves are not required and the upper arm pocket is fine as long as the zipper is hidden.

Re: Flight suit questions
« Reply #2 on: Dec 28, 2015, 01:24 PM »
Awesome thanks

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Re: Flight suit questions
« Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2016, 08:44 AM »
Hello, I have the same flight suit. Would the zipers on the cuffs of the sleeves and on the cuffs  on the legs need to be cuvered too?

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Re: Flight suit questions
« Reply #4 on: Jan 11, 2016, 08:59 AM »
Sleeve zippers will (I hope) be covered by your gauntlets and spats/leg armour/ankle straps or the like should take care of the ones at the ankle.

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Re: Flight suit questions
« Reply #5 on: Jan 11, 2016, 11:15 AM »
The sleeve ziper pocket and flap pocket on the sleeve is below the sholder.

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Re: Flight suit questions
« Reply #6 on: Jan 11, 2016, 12:41 PM »
Ah, my misunderstanding. Easiest thing to do is take the pull tab off and sew the flaps together.

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Re: Flight suit questions
« Reply #7 on: Jan 11, 2016, 03:45 PM »
Thank you vod for the help. Or could i make a armour plate to put over it?

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Re: Flight suit questions
« Reply #8 on: Jan 11, 2016, 07:49 PM »
That would work very nicely. A second plate creating a layered look that covers the bicep works well.

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Re: Flight suit questions
« Reply #9 on: Jan 15, 2016, 04:22 PM »
Ah, my misunderstanding. Easiest thing to do is take the pull tab off and sew the flaps together.

Or replacing the zipper with sewn-in magnet closures could keep the pockets functional. Unless I'm forgetting that bicep pockets are prohibited....

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Re: Flight suit questions
« Reply #10 on: Jan 31, 2016, 03:22 PM »
Would mechanic cover-alls be okay to use instead of a flight suit? If I have to sew up the pockets, I can.

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Re: Flight suit questions
« Reply #11 on: Feb 01, 2016, 05:21 PM »
Would mechanic cover-alls be okay to use instead of a flight suit? If I have to sew up the pockets, I can.

While I'm no Ruus'alor, my understanding is that you cannot have VISIBLE fasteners (buttons, zippers, etc). That doesn't mean you cannot use them. There are many fairly easy ways to hide zippers and buttons, etc.

Pockets are probably only a problem if they interfere with the attachment and sitting of your armor panels.

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