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RAF Irvin flying jacket


Code: J22880

'Thermally Insulated Flying Suit, Jacket'.  Physically measures 47" (pit to pit) so should be suitable for around a 42" chest.  This example is of typical early war configuration with single panel front and single seam back panel construction.  The leather on this jacket is thicker/more robust than many produced and is in good '+" to very good overall condition retaining much of the original chromed finish and flexibility.  Some restitching work on the seam binding tapes is evident and there is a small patch on the left arm - see photographs.  Other things to note are that is seems to have had a section of the right underarm gussett replaced and the collar may have been replaced or re-attached.  Excellent short dense fur lining and collar facing.  Both cuffs are quite worn but the waist retains good fur.  All zips are original  D-o-T brand and in good working order.   Complete with belt and  collar strap / rings.  No hanger or label.  A good looking jacket.  Further photographs available on request. 
Approximate measurements : pit to pit 23.5", pit to cuff 23", Collar seam to waist 25". All taken with jacket laid flat and zipped.
Stock code J22880.