RAF Irvin flying jacket
Physically measures approximately 42” so should be OK for around a 38” chest. An interesting example with typical late war multiple panelled front but only a four panel rear section. The leather is in very good overall condition retaining amost all of the original chromed finish and good flexibility. There are no tears/repairs or damage and only minor surface wear and crazing. Both sleeve zips are original Air Ministry marked examples, one with the original (worn) leather puller tag. The main zip is a superb Eastman replacement. Excellent short dense brown fur lining. Even the waist and cuffs are reasonably good and not badly worn as is often the case. The jacket has the original belt, riveted leather hanger and collar strap/rings. There are soft verdigris deposits to the underarm vent eyelets. This can normally be removed very easily using cotton buds soaked in metholated spirits. A very good to excellent later war example. Stock code J21639.