RAF Irvin flying jacket
'Thermally Insulated Flying Suit, Jacket'. Physically measures 44" (pit to pit) so should be suitable for around a 38-39" chest. This example is of mid to later war configuration with mulitple panel construction. The leather is in good '+" to very good overall condition retaining much of the original chromed finish and flexibility. There is some wear, abrasion and loss of chroming in places but nothing serious and all the seams appear to be good and tight. There is a small stitched repair on the right cuff and another on the upper section of the left arm. Both belt loops have reinforcement stitching and there is a stitched repair to a 3" tear above the belt (left side as worn - very subtle). Excellent short dense fur lining and collar facing. There is easily removed soft verdigris on underarm vent holes. Both cuffs and waist retain good fur. The main zip is a period 'Swift' replacement but both cuff zips have been removed and the openings covered with a leather facing. The belt is complete and in good condition. Also has the original chain hanger, collar strap and rings. Replace the sleeve zips and the appearance would improve significantly. Further photographs available on request.
Approximate measurements : pit to pit 22", pit to cuff 19.5", Collar seam to waist 23". All taken with jacket laid flat and zipped.
Stock code J22881.