Aviation
Leathercraft

Original Irvin Flying Jacket

£830.00 Excl VAT £996.00 Incl VAT

 PLEASE be aware that retailers who claim they are selling our
jackets at a very reduced rate are fraudsters and they cannot supply you with one of our jackets. Even though they may have photographs (stolen from our website).

The Aviation Leathercraft shop is temporarily closed to visitors, but we are open for business via website, phone and email. Our manufacturing team is beavering away making jackets and answering queries.
When we reopen we will have an appointment system in place, customers will be required to book an appointment before visiting the shop.

 

 

If you are not sure of the size you need please see the size guide for jackets.   For enquiries please email enquiries@flying-jacket.com 

Please Note: if you order an Irvin Original Jacket without pockets, or in 15mm (lightweight wool) please make sure you have ordered the correct size. We cannot give refunds or exchange jackets ordered without pockets or jackets that have been adjusted to fit.

Pockets cannot be added after the jacket has been made.

Sheepskin is a natural product, they do have spots in the fur, some grain marks and the leather can be naturally ribbed with lines. 

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, aftershave, airbourne sprays containing solvent, petrol, oils, etc.

Product Description

There is only one true Irvin and this is it. Aviation Leathercraft (part of Moto-Lita Ltd) own the Irvin trademark and manufacture this genuine jacket here in the U.K. An Irvin label within each jacket confirms its authenticity.

When those of us that were once small boys ran around, arms extended, making aircraft engine noises, this is the jacket we would have worn. In our mind’s eye, this jacket was synonymous with heroic derring-do. If there is one item of apparel that sums up all that is best about the brave British tradition of mastery of the skies, this is it.

Of course, the Irvin Original Sheepskin Flying Jacket is practical: it’s made from first-rate, hard-wearing materials and it’s made with the same pedantic attention to detail demonstrated by its creator. It will last you virtually forever, (but it will wear to a suede-like surface over time and more quickly if in contact with solvents), but it’s not just about practical stuff - the Irvin jacket is a legend, it’s part of a story, it has its place in our history and as much as anything else owning a genuine Irvin just feels right. You put it on and there’s no question that you’re part of something special.

This jacket includes the exclusive Irvin label.

Sheepskin: The Irvin Original is available in 36" to 52" only. Size 36 is available in only 15mm wool (because of the small size). 38" to 52" is available in 22mm wool,
or as a special request can be made with 18mm or 15mm wool for a more supple feel, but please make sure of your size as these cannot be refunded or exchanged as they are custom made.

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.

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.

Our jackets are available from RAF Museum Hendon and Cosford (Shifnal), The Imperial War Museum London, 
Cambridge and Manchester, Flightstore Mirfield WF14 0ET, and British Auto Classic & Vintage Cars - Sweden.

 

WE CAN NO LONGER SEND ITEMS THROUGH THE BRITISH FORCES POST OFFICE 

 

Product Specification

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, aftershave, airbourne solvents in spray products, 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.

 

Sheepskin
Top quality, rugged sheepskin with approx. 22mm wool, prepared especially for Aviation Leathercraft, for the production of Irvin flying jackets. 
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.

Colour
Brown sheepskin, with brown leather bindings. Inside colour is "Warm Honey" (sheepskin is a natural material and some colour variations and slight imperfections are to be expected).

Seams
All seams are overlock stitched and bound with double stitched soft leather.

Pockets
Leslie Irvin’s original design did not include pockets. We can supply you a jacket to the original specification, with no pockets, or with two side entry pockets as shown. Demand is such that we fit pockets as standard, if you do not want pockets simply let us know when you place your order.

Zips
Heavy-duty brass.

Buckle
The buckle that closes the waist belt is made from cast brass and bears the Irvin name.

Ventilation
Enamelled brass under arm ventilators are fitted.

Sizes
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) tall.  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.

Identification/Authentication
This classic 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 Original Flying Jacket from Aviation Leathercraft.

Important note: Despite the original Irvin Original flying jacket not having pockets, in line with the majority of orders we receive we make Irvin flying jackets with pockets, unless we are specifically asked to do otherwise. If you want your Irvin jacket to be made without pockets please specify your wishes in the comments box on the “checkout” page.

Photographic colour/material representation is illustrative. Colour and material can vary slightly.

* Ex. VAT prices are applicable to orders delivered outside the UK and EU.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.

Moto-Lita Ltd
Unit 2 Fairview Road
Weyhill, Andover
Hampshire
SP11 0ST, UK.

Tel: +44(0)1264 772811 Fax: +44(0)1264 773102 enquiries@flying-jacket.com

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