Lightweight Irvin Flying Jacket
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Leslie Irvin didn’t make a lightweight sheepskin flying jacket, but if he had, we’d like to think he’d have made it just like the one we make in his name. The Irvin Lightweight Flying Jacket is essentially the same as the original: it uses the same high quality materials, it benefits from a heavy brass zip, overlocked and bound seams, and it’s made with the same care and attention. However the differences are that we use a lighter weight sheepskin, the jacket does not have the zips in the sleeves, nor does it have the waist belt with Irvin buckle. This jacket is perfect for motoring and everyday use.
This jacket includes the exclusive Irvin Lightweight label.
Sheepskin: All Irvin lightweight jackets are made in 15mm wool.
Length: Jackets are cut either 'regular' or 'long'. Please note: LONG does not mean a longer jacket it generally is only applicable to clients who are over 6 foot (183cms) Our 'long' cut sizes provide additional length on sleeve and back lengths for our taller clients only. Please see our size guide for further information.
* Ex. VAT prices are applicable to orders delivered outside the UK . European Union Only: From 1st July 2021, VAT and Duty on goods will be collected before delivery. Each EU country will have a different rate, for more information please contact your local customs office.
Please note: There is a waiting list for the Original Irvin Flying Jacket, Lightweight Irvin, Monza and B3 flying jackets in selected sizes.
Care of your Sheepskin Jacket
All sheepskin garments with a 'leather look' have a sprayed on finish. This is true of every brand available on the market, and the finish will wear to a suede-like appearance over time. This finish is colourfast under normal circumstances. However, certain solvents on hands or surfaces can slightly damage the dark brown finish in a way that the colour could run. These solvents include: Leather seat treatments, hand creams, perfumes, petrol, oils, etc. Seat belts can also 'rub' the surface causing a mark, over time.
DO NOT Dry Clean, you will need to find a specialist sheepskin cleaner to clean your item. For small areas and patch cleaning, use a very dilute baby shampoo sparingly over the 'wool' area and allow to dry naturally. Once dry you can carefully tease out the wool with a pet comb (do not touch the 'leather-like' surface as this will scratch). For the outer surface of the jacket use a wax based leather food very sparingly and gently wipe over. DO NOT USE a chemical/solvent leather cleaner or saddle soap as the outer surface is NOT leather. Store out of direct sunlight and away from a heat source. Do not store in polythene, a small, old cotton duvet cover or similar is ideal.
This jacket is hand tailored from specially prepared sheepskins with 15mm wool, which are light in weight and more supple than those used in the making of the traditional Irvin flying jacket. This is a very warm jacket that is superbly comfortable to wear. Sheepskin is a natural product, they do have spots in the fur, some grain marks and the leather can be naturally ribbed with lines.
PLEASE BE AWARE: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE 'PERFECT' SHEEPSKIN.
Brown sheepskin. Inside colour is "Warm Honey" (sheepskin is a natural material and some colour variations are to be expected).
Each jacket has 2 outside and 2 inside pockets.
All seams are overlock stitched and bound with double stitched soft leather.
Rollback cuffs with side zip and a waistband with flap and press stud adjustment to the sides.
This classic British flying jacket is the real thing. Each jacket bears an authentic Irvin, woven label. This unique label is sewn into each jacket as your assurance that the jacket is a genuine Irvin Lightweight Flying Jacket from Aviation Leathercraft.
36" - 52" English (91cm - 132cm) chest with the option of regular or long fit..
Ladies sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 with option of regular or long fit.
Length: Jackets are cut either 'regular' or 'long'. BN: LONG does not mean a longer jacket it generally is only applicable to clients who are over 6 foot (183cms) Our 'long' cut sizes provide additional length on sleeve and back lengths for our taller clients only. Please see our size guide for further information.
Each Lightweight Irvin jacket bears an authentic Irvin Lightweight, woven label. This unique label is sewn into each jacket as your assurance that the jacket is a worthy addition to the Irvin range by Aviation Leathercraft