Need some experts on the Eastman RAF Irvin jackets.....

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Swede Ware, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Swede Ware

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    I purchased an Eastman RAF Irvin Early version about 10 years ago. Its been in the closet for about 4 years now as I seem to have outgrown it!! I wanted to sell it to a good home but I can't find an identifier on the jacket. It was marked as a size 38. I ordered it, at that time with a form for all the measurements. How can I identify it as Eastman when I put it up for sale?? 001.JPG
     
  2. Boyo

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    take and post a lot of photos of the jacket, Eastmans quality should be apparent
     
  3. Swede Ware

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  4. Swede Ware

    Swede Ware New in Town

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    Would like to but the system only accepts one photo at a time.......
     
  5. seres

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    Are you sure that's an Eastman? Paper-clip zip pull on the sleeve, and pockets?
     
  6. Swede Ware

    Swede Ware New in Town

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    I ordered it with side pockets.
     
  7. Dav

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    Looks to have sheepskin taping as well, a very strange Eastman indeed.
     
  8. Swede Ware

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  9. Swede Ware

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    Whose would you say it is? I had two, one my brother had and he gave to me. Maybe its his.....
     
  10. Dav

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    Afraid I don't know, but I've never seen an Eastman like that.
     
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  11. Dr H

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    It is a Links pattern, on which both Eastman and Cockpit (Southampton) were based, but this looks like neither.
    You need John Lever...
     
  12. Lebowski

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    Looks like Avirex or something, not Eastman.
     
  13. Swede Ware

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    Don'y know who Lever is, maybe he has an answer? I do know however that it must have been my jacket that got cooked. Moved and threw a bunch of stuff in an old trunk my parents had. House has a big closet/ furnace room. Put the trunk and a couple garment bags in there with some other stuff. Year and a half or so later, wondered about the other jacket as one was in the closet. Found one of the garment bags behind the trunk really close to the furnace. First thing out was an Irvin with a right sleeve cooked solid. Tried to straighten it and the leather was cracking out. There was no saving that one. It even smelled cooked!
     
  14. Dr H

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    John Lever is a regular Lounger who specialises in repro Irvins.
     
  15. Swede Ware

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    I'll assume it OK to look him up in the "Members" section......
     
  16. bn1966

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    Can't see Eastmans ever putting side pockets in an Irvin type..looks a substantial jacket though...
     
  17. Dr H

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    Yes, he’s quite accessible.
     
  18. John Lever

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    Aviation Leather Craft or later Cockpit imo
     
  19. Corsair42

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    Doesnt look like an eastman, possibly Aviation Leathercraft although fleece looks decent, what brand are the zippers?
     
  20. Davy Crockett

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    Looks to me like a Cirrus, not quite as teddy bearish as an Aviation Leathercraft.

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