1940 Wareings Irvin

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  1. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Indeed Tim, or BD when re-enacting!
     
  2. Smithy

    Smithy Active Member

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    Now you're talking Andrew!

    Actually that's one of the things many forget now, that these were meant to be worn over SD or BD.

    I have a pic of Aussie ace (and post war racing car driver) Tony Gaze wearing his old Irvin over a fairly thick winter suit and tie, no problem.

    Nothing worse than a fitted Irvin in my book.
     
  3. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Agreed Tim. Here's a 1938 IAC being worn over SD.

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  4. Smithy

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    Great pic Andrew. Is the Mae West ('32 Pattern isn't it?) original or repro?
     
  5. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It is an excellent repro 32 pattern Mae West made by Paul French. He made the Mae Wests for the BoB museum at Hawkinge.

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  6. Smithy

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    That's a seriously nice repro Andrew, looks like a mint original.
     
  7. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thanks Tim. Here it is again and yes it is in great condition and very convincing!

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  8. coalman

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    Andrew, what a superb jacket and many congrats on a fantastic restoration, the word jealous does not decribe my feelings LOL.
    You seem to have a magic touch finding these jackets, do you have a 4 leaf clover?

    Regards
    John
     
  9. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thanks John. No four leaf clover, just a bit of luck perhaps!:)
     
  10. johnwayne

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    Andrew, your enthusiasm and passion is to be admired! I take my hat off to you!!
    Cheers
    Wayne
     
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  11. Smithy

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    Great photo Andrew but you look slightly pensive - worried about all those snappers in the skies over Kent? ;)
     
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  12. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Very true Tim! 4th sortie of the day!
     
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