Irvin ww2 ?

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by eric, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. eric

    eric New Member

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    DSCN5919.JPG Bonour,
    This is the only Pilot Jacket I have.
    I think it is WW2, but is it possible to know which year? and who is his maker Irvin or others?
    cordially
    eric

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  2. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Your Irvin dates to 1940 and was made by Links, a prolific London maker. It has the "house" features of this maker:- the rounded collar ends, plain metal eyelets on the belt and on the underarm vents, medium sized collar rings and belt loops. It was made under either the B/81864/40 or H174370/40 contracts awarded to this maker.
     
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  3. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    Eric,
    Beautiful early Irvin that looks to be in excellent condition!
    It's been colder than a well diggers ass here in New York so I've been keeping warm in my Irvin.
     
  4. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    NICE!!!!!!
     
  5. eric

    eric New Member

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    Hi Well, thank you for your answer and for the confirmation that this one is from 1940. It is in good condition, there is just a zip on one of the sleeves that is broken but functional.
    eric
     
  6. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Eric
    Beautiful Irvin! Wonderful condition!
    Do you have any information regarding the jackets history? (Provenance)? What size is it? Well done for your first original jacket.
     
  7. eric

    eric New Member

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    Hi B-man
    unfortunately no information on this flight jacket. I had this one on the net, for less than the price of some reproduction seize 40
     
  8. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member

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    You did real well Eric. No reproduction will ever look as bitchin as your jacket!
     
  9. eric

    eric New Member

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    Thank you Grant you have perfectly
    B-man
    the size is 40
     

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