Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Roughwear, Feb 3, 2017.
Indeed Tim, or BD when re-enacting!
Now you're talking Andrew!
Actually that's one of the things many forget now, that these were meant to be worn over SD or BD.
I have a pic of Aussie ace (and post war racing car driver) Tony Gaze wearing his old Irvin over a fairly thick winter suit and tie, no problem.
Nothing worse than a fitted Irvin in my book.
Agreed Tim. Here's a 1938 IAC being worn over SD.
Great pic Andrew. Is the Mae West ('32 Pattern isn't it?) original or repro?
It is an excellent repro 32 pattern Mae West made by Paul French. He made the Mae Wests for the BoB museum at Hawkinge.
That's a seriously nice repro Andrew, looks like a mint original.
Thanks Tim. Here it is again and yes it is in great condition and very convincing!
Andrew, what a superb jacket and many congrats on a fantastic restoration, the word jealous does not decribe my feelings LOL.
You seem to have a magic touch finding these jackets, do you have a 4 leaf clover?
Thanks John. No four leaf clover, just a bit of luck perhaps!
Andrew, your enthusiasm and passion is to be admired! I take my hat off to you!!
Great photo Andrew but you look slightly pensive - worried about all those snappers in the skies over Kent?
Very true Tim! 4th sortie of the day!
The 1940 Wareings jacket has proved to be a tough old girl and does not suffer from fragile stitching like many. She bore the weight of an observer harness at Elvington last May and will do so again this May. As you can see she is a larger size probably a 7 or 8.
Your collection is amazing . If you don't mind me asking..... how many original Irvin's, A2's and others do you have?
Thank you. I have 16 original A-2s, 12 Irvins, 5 repro A-2s (ELC and GW), two M422as, three B-3s, a B-10, numerous USAAF and RAF/RAAF uniforms and kit.
Those images are fantastic Andrew, love your work.
BTW if you ever feel the need to part with that larger size Irvin, I'd gladly come to your rescue.