Historical question...

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by highhope, Aug 14, 2019 at 4:10 PM.

  1. highhope

    highhope New in Town

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    Leeds
    Hi all,

    Just wondered if any of you wise folks out there knew why some jacket patches are sleeved with a kind of leather frame while others aren't? Is there any history behind this?

    As the photos show, some originals are framed while others aren't? Apologies if it's a silly question.

    Was thinking about sleeving the patch on my own jacket but don't want to overdo it!

    Thanks

    Tom
     

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  2. Justhandguns

    Justhandguns Practically Family

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    Location:
    London
    I think you will find both, some patches are even just painted directly on top of the leather. I would think at the time of the war, some pilots simply sewed their own patches on while some might go to their local tailor shops instead. There was no strict regulation I believe in the 1940s.
     

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