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Spitfire

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The search is over: My brand new Aces High Irvin

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Great details
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The repro lightning zippers
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And a nice touch...
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Finally it arrived - my long waited Pre War Irvin from Aces High.
And I must say, Jon has done a fantastic piece of historic artwork! I have only tried and handled very few original Irvins, but I must admit, that this comes as close to them as ever possible.
It is definitely both lighter and softer than my Aero. The fit is fantastic. The fleece has a great color and the surface feels tough - although it is flexible. The zippers - which were the reason for the long delay - are repros of the original Lightning used by Wearing even before 1940, were worth waiting for. Great working quality, strong and genuine.
All in all - I am extremely happy that my search for "the original Irvin" is finally over.
This is the Irvin I have always known, that I - some day - would get. And now I got it!!!!!!

Thank you Jon, for your superb work, great service and communication all along the long wait.
 
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Sloan1874

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Having just returned from a bitterly cold dog walk, and seeing your fantastic jacket, I'm pretty much resolved to get an Irvin for next winter. You'll never need a scarf while you own that!
 
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wdw

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Fantastic jacket. How does the sizing compare to other jackets and could you choose the sleeve length?
 

Spitfire

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I do believe the sleeve length is standard - Jon operates with the original patterns!
All I gave him was my personal measures, and he figured out the size from there. (As a fallback I gave him the measures of my Aero Irvin - which is slightly too big for me.) But the jacket is a standard size - as thrown at the aircrews in 1939.
Besides that I can only say, that it has a superb and very, very comfortable/soft fit compared to the Aero and two ALC's I have owned in previous time. Never had an Eastman - so can't compare that.
 

B-24J

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Congratulations! The fit is "Bang On" for an Irvin. I like the jacket number, "0007".

Hope to see a few pictures of you and the jacket at Duxford in the future!

John
 

paulgt3

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Spitfire, I love your jacket too. I had a hard time deciding between your ginger color and the more buttery shade of lighter fleece in
the Eastman brand. I finally went with Eastman. But I love the ginger
 

Sloan1874

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Spitfire, I love your jacket too. I had a hard time deciding between your ginger color and the more buttery shade of lighter fleece in
the Eastman brand. I finally went with Eastman. But I love the ginger

The Eastman's Devon fleece is stunning, but rather pricey.
 

paulgt3

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I looked at that hard but it was $400 USD more than the B3 I bought. Since I told my wife I was going to
spend $350 USD and stretched that to $550 USD and then finally to $1112 USD I had no more room to
ask for more funding for the Devon RAF version. Well that is if I wanted to stay married that is.
 

Sloan1874

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Paul: "Which will keep me warmer at night... Irvin or wife... Hmmm... Tricky" Wife: "What was that you were saying, darling?" Paul: "Nothing. Nothing." *mulls further* :)
 

alsendk

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Zealand Denmark
Congratulation with your Irvin High Aces jacket Søren. It fits you so well, and looks fantastic real and genuine.
Jon has been doing a great job with those jackets.
Just in time for getting warm before the next snowstorm coming up this weekend, if believing the weatherforecasts.
 
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