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RAF Irvin flying jacket, 1940 dated

RAF Irvin flying jacket, 1940 dated

Code: J24605

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'Thermally Insulated Flying Suit, Jacket'.  Size 5 (Ht. 5.10 - 5'11", Br. 38 - 40", Wt. 34 - 36").  Physically measures 45/6" (pit to pit) so should be suitable for around a 40 - 42" chest.  This example is of typical early war configuration with single panel front and single seam back panel construction.  The leather is in good '+" to very good overall condition retaining much of the original chromed finish and flexibility.  There are no rips, tears or repairs.  A small section of one binding tape on the left arm needs restitching and there is some damage to the zip tape on the same sleeve - see photographs.   Excellent short dense fur lining and collar facing typical of early jackets.  Both cuffs are worn but the waist generally retains good fur.  All zips are original  D-o-T brand and in good working order though the main zip slider puller tag is absent.   Complete with belt and collar strap / rings. With chain hanger (needs restitiching on one end) and Air Ministry King's crown marked label with clear 1940 date.  Collar eyelets for rear strap are absent.  A really good looking early jacket with the magic and highly desirable 'Battle of Britain' date.   We sold this to a customer in 2020 but he has now 'upgraded' with another of our jackets and we took this one back in part exchange, hence the reappearance.  If you missed it the first time around now's your chance!  Stock code J24605.

Approximate measurements : pit to pit 45.5", centre pit seam to cuff 21", Collar seam to waist 24.5". All taken with jacket laid flat and zipped.