WW2 British RAF Irvine jacket 1941
A quite stunning Irvine Flying Jacket with Air Ministry label intact & bearing sizes & 1941 date.
The Irvine flying jacket is an iconic piece of RAF flying kit with dated examples becoming increasingly harder to find. This particular piece bears its original factory sewn clothing label with nomenclature , sizes & clear date of 1941. The initial ' S' has been written on it by the original owner . Its half waist belt remains totally intact with the original front zip Air Ministry & DOT marked & in full working order. Both sleeves have had zips removed , whether or not for personal preference or a later adjustment we will never know. Quite remarkably there are no rips or tears anywhere on the jacket with it still being incredibly supple upon handling. The thick pile fleece is complete & undamaged.
Overall a superb RAF piece from the early part of WW2 !