RAF Irvin flying jacket - Aviation Leathercraft reproduction

RAF Irvin flying jacket - Aviation Leathercraft reproduction

Code: J27572

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Aviation Leathercraft (AL) Irvin flying jacket replica.  According to their website, AL's jackets were developed following much research and the help of Irvin GB Ltd. and one of the original Irvin jacket subcontractors who provided further original patterning and machinery, some of which is still used in the production of AL Irvin jackets today.  Standard specification AL Irvins have pockets where original jackets never did, fortunately this example was specified without them and looks much better for it.  Although Aviation Leathercraft own the Irvin trademark and their jackets are approved by Irvin GB Ltd.  they are not the most accurate reproductions.  
No size marked but physically measures approximately 46" pit to pit, laid flat and zipped so probably suitable for 40/42"?  Manufactured in very dark brown 22mm sheepskin, it has heavy duty brass zips, half-belt with brass buckle, collar strap and rings, underarm ventilation eyelets and a chain hanger.  The appearance of the leather is  excellent but it does feel little dry and there is variation in the leather surface with some areas having a 'papery' appearance. Although clearly barely worn, it is difficult to guage just how robust it is.  That said it is undamaged and has an excellent fur lining and retains lots of fur trim at the cuffs and waist.  These jackets currently cost £1080.00 so this one is an absolute bargain.  Don't miss it!  Stock code J27572.

Approximate sizes : pit to pit 23", shoulder seam to cuff 25", underarm centre seam to cuff 20", underarm centre seam to waist 15", neck/collar seam to waist 24".