Black fleece Irvins are extremely rare. I have had one for the past ten years in my collection and was recently fortunate enough to acquire a second one. This jacket has been refurbished later in the war when the skin was given a slightly darker polyacrylate finish. It had some further post War re-stitching and a recent make-over from me. They both date to 1941-2 and the first is a size 5 and the second is a size 6. They were both made by the same, as yet unidentified, maker. The evidence for this is the identical house features which are seen in the photos. Interestingly the collar backs on both jackets do not have the usual central seam. The build quality is not top notch. The collar rings are smaller on one jacket, but the underarm vent ring configuration is almost identical as are the leather zip pulls. The second jacket has a Dot main zip with an unmarked slider bucket, whilst the other has all Lightning zips. The first two photos are of the recently acquired jacket.