RAF Irvin Flying Jacket
Here we have the impossible dream of the classic RAF Irvin in a size 46" chest! This example has been made under exclusive licence from Irvin GB Ltd. by Aviation Leathercraft. Unfortunately, many of their customers specify their jackets with non standard slash pockets which (in our view) spoil an otherwise excellent garment. The original owner of this example fortunately specified his jacket without the pockets and it looks great. It also benefits from having been nicely broken in and has the sort of vintage patina normally only seen on WWII issue examples but these hardly ever turn up in this size. Everything is as it should be and with the current cold weather is an excellent buy for classic flyers, car enthusiasts or re-enactors. With the ever spiralling costs of WWII examples this is both practical and competitively priced being offered well below the cost of a current production jacket. We have just had it returned from a Daily Mail photo shoot where it was used for a feature on Martin Kemp and his son Roman to tie in with the recent TV programme.