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Leather Flying Jacket

A stunning leather and sheepskin air force jacket depicting a WW2 squadron, circa 1970s…

£225

SKU: RC01041.
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A stunning flying jacket…

Dating to the latter part of the 20th century, circa 1970s, this is an original flying jacket in leather and sheepskin. Of USA origin, the jacket is in fine condition and is complemented with a hand painted commemorative tribute to the WW2 B17-F ‘Sothern Comfort’ bomber (also known as the sister plane to the Memphis Belle). We believe this tribute was painted in the 1990s…

“Nick­named the Southern Comfort, the bomber was a “Flying Fortress” bristling with ten .50 calibre machine guns that stuck out like thorns all over the plane. The Southern Comfort became famous as she flew mission after mission from Chelveston. Each time, she brought her aircrew home” (Reference : Wikipedia)

The jacket is such an eye catcher and comes in a UK size 40 (please see exact measurements below). The small cracking to the painted tribute gives the jacket an authentic patina, and the splattering of surface scars and scratches gives this a great look. With fully working zip and from a smoke and pet free environment, the jacket is also offered ‘unscented’, unlike some clothing of such periods…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. There are some surface scratches and scars to the leather along with some paint chipping and cracking to the reverse of the jacket. Naturally there are a few pulls to the sheepskin and some general wear and tear. Please study all the photos, as it would be difficult to highlight all of the imperfections…

A great display piece for a collector or a statement jacket that can be worn for many of years to come…

Dimensions : Neck : 63cm, Inner Arm : 45cm, Outer Arm : 76cm, Height : 80cm

Condition : Structurally great, some surface marks and scratches, some paint chipping and cracking in places, weathered patina in areas, some pulls to the sheepskin

Postage : Standard Item £10 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977