Everything Vintage Irvins

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by Roughwear, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. oose

    oose Member

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    they are....

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    so there you go, this is the back of the photo. :D
     
  2. rich

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    Should have got Tedder, thanks Stu. :oops:
    Here's another nice Irvin, no idea who he is either!

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  3. Andrew

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    Thanks Oose, at least I got the "Arthur" part correct. Do I get partial points for that?
     
  4. Andrew

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  5. Baron Kurtz

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    I'll never understand eBay. The prices dipped for all of three weeks, now they're back up again. Unbelievable.

    Fortunately i bought just as the prices bottomed out!

    bk
     
  6. spitfire

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    I do not buy irvin jackets or trousers anymore.It is all just a ludicrous farce as far as i am concerned now.I won't waste my time with people who buy and sell at those stupid prices either.to me,they are just 8th rate money grabbing self glorifying prats.
     
  7. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    I'm very sorry to hear this. On Ebay anything can happen as regards the price of Irvins. Sometimes you have to pay top money if you want an excellent Irvin.
     
  8. Andrew

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    Interesting comment. That would refer to about 95% of us here. :shock:
     
  9. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Yes, but I guess only 5% of us here collect Irvins! :lol:
     
  10. spitfire

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    It is not this forum or the members here i was referring to.my overall impression of this forum and it's members are incredibly gracious,kind,considerate and down to earth.take this jacket that was being sold by Peter Graham in the Buy and Sell section:

    viewtopic.php?f=19&t=2426

    Most members here who decide to sell in the buy and sell section in this forum,do so at a decent price.on ebay,they demand from £700 - £900.00 as a basic start price to bid on.It is the highest end prices that are infuriating me,not the middle high prices of between £300.00 to £550.00 etc.
    I do apologize if i gave the impression i was lumping members here in my rant.
     
  11. Andrew

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    I thought that's what you were referring to, I also find it frustrating watching jackets being offered at ridiculous prices for a BIN- specifically A-2's bought cheaply by Flyboyplus.

    However, you can't criticize the market for bidding up a good jacket to a high price- especially if the seller takes the risk to start the bids low with no reserve, such as the two I posted.
     
  12. fleet16b

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    Just n update guys
    I ended up owning the jacket by trading it for 4 Gypsy Major engine cylinders.
    From all descriptions/pics in this thread, it seems that I have a 1940 IAC jacket.
    Label says A.M. with crown, B.81864/40/C.I.D.
    In the centre of the label is a 6. (in red)
    All zips are DOT , rear collar strap is intact, all zips work excellent
    Very close cropped fleece. small type collar as describe in one of Andrews posts.
    Waist belt has the standard loops however in pics on the post it shows that at the buckle there is one loop that is sewn on to the strap beside the buckle. Mine has a free floating loop that has never ben sewn.
    Inside hanging chain is interesting. Instead of rivets. there is a little metal ring at each end of the chain. These rings are sewn to the jacket directly inline with the collar seam .
    Armpit vents are standard triangle patch , with 4 eyelets at the top in a curved pattern, 2 in the middle and 2 at the point of the triangle.
    the leather for the collar is quite a lighter colour than the rest of the jacket.
    All said, I am realyy happy with this one and think it's a keeper.
    I am not sure how to post pics but will try to figure it out some time and post them here.
    FYI My friend whom I got this from , still has the Irvin pants and is willing to sell them. They are excellent condition except for a very small 1/4 in hole in one leg.He is thinking about EBay but I thought I would mention them here. If anyone is interested, pm me for his contact info and you can deal with him directly.
     
  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    From all descriptions/pics in this thread, it seems that I have a 1940 IAC jacket.
    Label says A.M. with crown, B.81864/40/C.I.D.
    In the centre of the label is a 6. (in red).


    Fleet, Your jacket was made by Links. This is their first 1940 contract (BTW they had a second contract in the same year the second being H 174370/40/C.I.D) Links Irvins are recognizable by their rather rounded collars. Pictures would be much appreciated.
     
  14. fleet16b

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    Thanks Andrew. As you can probably tell , I am still learning when it comes to Irvin jackets. Definitely has the rounded collar as you say.
    Sorry, I am not sure how to post pictures. I'll have to get someone to instruct me on how.


    Fleet16b
     
  15. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member


    Follow this link: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=67
     
  16. Baron Kurtz

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    Like this? From my coastal command irvin:

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    bk
     
  17. fleet16b

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    That it exactly

    Thanks
     
  18. fleet16b

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    Here is my first attempt at posting some pics of my 1940 Jacket.
    I welcome any info or comments please.
    Hope they turn out

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  19. Baron Kurtz

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    You fogot some closed square brackets, but almost there.

     
  20. fleet16b

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