1940 Wareings Irvin

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  1. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

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

    Smithy Well-Known 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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  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    The 1940 Wareings jacket has proved to be a tough old girl and does not suffer from fragile stitching like many. She bore the weight of an observer harness at Elvington last May and will do so again this May. As you can see she is a larger size probably a 7 or 8.

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  14. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Andrew
    Your collection is amazing . If you don't mind me asking..... how many original Irvin's, A2's and others do you have?
     
  15. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Thank you. I have 16 original A-2s, 12 Irvins, 5 repro A-2s (ELC and GW), two M422as, three B-3s, a B-10, numerous USAAF and RAF/RAAF uniforms and kit.
     
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  16. Skip

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    Those images are fantastic Andrew, love your work.

    BTW if you ever feel the need to part with that larger size Irvin, I'd gladly come to your rescue.
     

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