1940 Wareings Irvin

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Roughwear, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Here is a recent Ebay purchase. The jacket is a 1940 Wareings Irvin in a large size, probably a size 6. It has clearly been used in the War, but has little wear to the fleece at the cuffs, hem and collar. The zips are all original and work perfectly. I have repaired the upper back by removing the damaged sheepskin and inserting two panels from flying trousers along with two seam tapes. This was how Irvins were often repaired in the War. It is now a great wearable jacket!

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  2. CBI

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    Looks great -congratulations
     
  3. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thanks John. Wareing and co of Northampton were a pre-War maker of motorcycle gear. They had several contracts in the War for Irvins and other flying gear. They were a prolific maker of Irvin suits judging by the number I have seen over the years.
     
  4. PADDY_M

    PADDY_M Active Member

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    Another gorgeous addition to the stable Andrew :)
     
  5. tibor

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    Hi Andrew,
    Is that your own handiwork? Beautifully done!
     
  6. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Yes, Tibor, all my own work!
     
  7. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thanks Paddy. I really do enjoy restoring these vintage Irvins and A2s.
     
  8. Steve27752

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    Nice work Andrew.
     
  9. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thanks Steve. I am very pleased how it has turned out.
     
  10. Smithy

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    Looks superb Andrew, great work!
     
  11. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tim. It is a really robust jacket and nice to have the original zips.
     
  12. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Is it a keeper?
     
  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Yes Steve. It is ideal for wearing at Elvington with the Halifax in May.
     
  14. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good, a shame that I cannot come along.
     
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  15. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It is a shame Steve.
     
  16. Marv

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    Brilliant job, looks fantastic
     
  17. johnwayne

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    Very nice Andrew, and once again gives me thoughts on whether I should get myself an Irvin or similar!
    Cheers
    Wayne
     
  18. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    A couple of wearing pictures so you can see it is a generous fit.

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  19. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    damn!!! looks great.
     
  20. Smithy

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    That's excellent Andrew, and plenty of room for a RN jumper or similar on really frosty days!
     

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