The Black Sheep Irvin - Coming Soon from Aero

Discussion in 'Repros' started by Ken at Aero Leather, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Black Fleece Irvin Air_Marshal_Sir_Arthur_Coningham,_Italy,_January_1944_TR1497.jpg

    The wheels have been set in motion on this new project, we are having enough sheepskin tanned to do a small trial run of half a dozen or so, price will the same as or very close to our current RAF jacket. Book now :)
     
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  2. MikeyB-17

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    I bloody knew it!
     
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  3. Smithy

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    Brilliant news!
     
  4. Ken at Aero Leather

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    At least it's not at the forecast price of £1500
     
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  5. saucerfiend

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    I'm in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  6. blackrat2

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    Great stuff Aero, it’s great to see this coming from you especially now Eastman has gone north with there pricing
     
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    Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in again.
     
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  8. CBI

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    love these!!!
     
  9. B-Man2

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    Ken are you making any in larger sizes like 46 or 48?
     
  10. D97x7

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    I'm in for one, where do I sign up?
     
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  11. Ken at Aero Leather

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    It might need to be a late WW2 Multi Panel, I can't say until we see how much trimming off there will be to the edges of the pelts once they come back finished, they aren't enormous skins
     
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    Count me in, too!
     
  13. Dover

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    Looking mighty nice Aero...congrats!
     
  14. D97x7

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    Just out of interest, does anyone know how many black fleece Irvins were originally made?
     
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  15. silvio76

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    For me, this is first time i have an opportunity to see this kind of Irvin jacket. I must admit, it looks very nice.
     
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  16. Smithy

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    No idea Nick and I doubt that specific information regarding that ever existed. I have a number of period photos of them (some I have posted here including the one of Coningham) so they were not as rare as hen's teeth yet still not exactly numerous. You'd have to hazard a guess and imagine that there were perhaps somewhere between 50 to maybe at the absolute most 150 - 200 made. I'd be very surprised if it was more than that.
     
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  17. Vcruiser

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    Outstanding..!!
     
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  18. ausreenactor

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    Great to see you back mate! Hope all is well!
     
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  19. blackrat2

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    Yep good to see you Van
     
  20. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    OK Folks, latest news
    Photo of our approved finish for the Black Sheep
    We've givenm the goahead to finish it all to this colour, Piece of original WW2 Irvin in top LH Corner
    We may have enough sheep to make two more jackets (Max) on top of those already ordered

    black sheep Irvin 002.jpg
     

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