ALL ORIGINAL Irvin RAF type Jackets - Loving that Wolf in sheeps' clothing!

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by PADDY, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. gyrobroyeur

    gyrobroyeur Familiar Face

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    awesome, and so amazing !
     
  2. Spitfire

    Spitfire I'll Lock Up

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    I don't like it!
    I don't want one like that.
    I don't like it!
    I don't want one like that....:eusa_doh:

    It's bloody fantastic, Andrew - and envy is such a bad thing.;)
     
  3. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Thanks Soren. I might bring it to Duxford and show it to you in the flesh. I suspect it will be more A2 weather on 4th September. I bought it for much less than the price of the ELC Devon fleece Irvin. It has just had one coat of Pecards and nothing else was needed doing to it. All the stitching is 100% in tact and original.
     
  4. Spitfire

    Spitfire I'll Lock Up

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    Please do, Andrew - if it's not too much trouble. I'll love to see it.
     
  5. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    No problem Soren.
     
  6. Smithy

    Smithy I'll Lock Up

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    Well done Andrew, that's a stunner. Fleece is a good, practical length as well, not too "fluffy" if you know what I mean. You'll get a lot of wear out of that once the weather starts cooling off in Blighty.

    Good job!
     
  7. Philrs

    Philrs New in Town

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    Woaw, if only I could find an original size 6 in the same condition :( :( :(
     
  8. Spitfire

    Spitfire I'll Lock Up

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    Just want to share this great shot - with 4 pre-war Irvin jackets.
    (It's pilots from 249 Sq in 1940)

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  9. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    This is a really iconic picture Soren. All four Irvins appear to be pre-or early War production and look relatively new. From the photos I would say they were made in Letchworth, Herts.
     
  10. 150719541

    150719541 One Too Many

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    GREAT JACKET ¡¡¡¡

    Irvin Jacquet Owners, Congratulations great pictures but better jacquet ¡¡
    :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap
     
  11. alfyman

    alfyman One of the Regulars

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    I just love these jackets

    I just love hese jackets, I hope they come back..
     
  12. jamespibworth@n

    jamespibworth@n One of the Regulars

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    Andrew your early Air Chute Irvin for me is the Holy Grail of Irvins. If you ever need to move it on I am here waiting!!!

    It is the same as my early Air chute only.....yours is in err 'slightly' better condition!!

    Well done old boy you must be very pleased.

    James.
     
  13. Africa star

    Africa star New in Town

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    Irvin Jacket Manufacturer please??

    Hello All, I have just purchased my first Genuine Irvin Jacket and would like to try and find out if anyone can suggest it's manufacturer. It is Devon breed Sheepskin and has four panels back and front. It also has Lightning AM zips allround. The leather has a suede look and feel all over with some croming on the front lower panels.Approx size 44. No label and a leather hanger instaed of a chain. Any Ideas?? Thanks.
     
  14. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Your jacket most likely dates from 1941-3. As to the maker I would need to see detailed pictures of the jacket including the collar, zips, belt, collar rings and under arm gussets. It could be the work of several makers.

    This post really should be moved to the original Irvin thread.
     
  15. Africa star

    Africa star New in Town

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    Hello Andrew, I hoped you would be the one that replied, as you seem to know your Irvins!. Here's a link to some primative photos of the jacket. I will post in the right thred in future, Regards, Scott.

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  16. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hi Scott, It could be one of three makers, the most likely being Irvin Air Chute, but larger photos would extremely helpful.
     
  17. Africa star

    Africa star New in Town

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    Just out of interest, how does one wear an Irvin? fastened or unfastened?. I peronally like to wear jackets unfastened, which is a good thing, as my original irvin will not fasten because of my chest size. It fits well in every other respect. I had the chance of buying a repro in my size, but guessed it would be better to spend the money on an original knowing i would someday get my money back or make on it. So is it deemed cool to let everything hang loose??:confused:
     
  18. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Dave, once again you seem to be looking for an argument and are trying to make it personal. The large original Irvin thread was created so anyone interested in Irvins would look there. The idea was that anything relating to Irvins would be there not in separate threads making it easier to find the information. If you have a problem with this please contact the moderators rather than having a snipe at me.
     
  19. aswatland

    aswatland My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    It probably a matter of personal taste. I have seen originals worn done up, partly unzipped and completely unzipped. Unless it is very cold they look most stylish like this:-

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  20. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Gentlemen .

    ALL things pertaining to ORIGINAL IRVINS goes IN HERE please. That's the way it is. End of. And that's the final word of the Management Team.

    Thank you for your continued cooperation in making this the GREAT REFERENCE thread that it is.
     

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