My New What Price Glory Irvin

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by CBI, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    Really love this and super for the money. Despite the shortcomings in re authenticity like the zips, collar details, its a pretty impressive jacket and something to consider at its current 1/4 the price of an ELC. Its very lightweight hide, super easy to wear. Great grain. No hardware or sewing issues. Arrived with some scratches which disappeared with some Pecards. I would certainly rate it competitive with most all other repro options at a much lower price point. Not perfect but a wonderful vibe. They are on sale right now. Will take some fits pics later:

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  2. Skip

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    Looks nice CBI, certainly has some grain. How's the fleece in comparison?
     
  3. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    the fleece has a nice look/feel, its thin/SOFT compared to something like an ELC or Aero. Overall, I was not sure what to expect, I have to say that for a budget jacket it has greatly exceeded my expectations which NEVER happens for me with budget jackets!
     
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  4. Technonut2112

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    Looks like a great jacket for the price... :) I haven't been into fleece jackets, but this one may change my mind. ;) WPG's description regarding comfort looks good to me as well:

     
  5. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    The WPG Irvin is based on a 1941 Wareings design. It s remarkably good value for the money. The skin is superb and so similar to many originals. Change the zips with Wartime Dots or Lightnings and the belt buckle and it would be almost perfect!
     
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  6. Smithy

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    Those WPG Irvins are definitely the best bang for your buck Irvin out there by a long chalk.

    Looks great, wear it and enjoy it!
     
  7. Cocker

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    Yep, it looks really great! Congrats!
     
  8. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Looks really good, especially for $325, we couldn't buy the Shearling for that, neither could ELC I suspect
    Where are they made?
     
  9. John Lever

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    I think Pakistan or India
     
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  10. Pilot

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    10000% agree...Absolutely!
     
  11. Pilot

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    Nope! approx. 30km from Dubai Airport UAE.
    In Sharja ...tax free and special trade zone.
    But ...yes ...when I was there, ... I saw a lot of Indian and Pakistani workers... machinists... ( of course UAE could not survive an hour without them...).
    Make an appointment and pick your jacket... if in case you transit in Dubai...But you need 6 H all in all due to immigration and back and forth...Taxis are safe and cheap and easy to go there...
    If you need a contact mobile N# please feel free to PM me... I have a contact for your visit there..
     
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  12. Dr H

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    Very tempted to buy one and mod it with tapes to produce a late war version - Andrew, is this feasible?
     
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  13. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    It most certainly is Ian.
     
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  14. Ken at Aero Leather

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    You forgot to add Human Rights Free Zone.........

    I can't speak for ELC but macinists at Aero get paid more per hour that these folk get in a week
     
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  15. Pilot

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    Yup , sorry , HR free zone as well.,,
    Thx Ken.
     
  16. Pilot

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    ... but most of outside of EU , USA and Japan belong to this zone... and we still commerce and trade a lot...with these zones... and proudly show their jackets here...
    Read ... list the low cost jacket makers...
     
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  17. Dr H

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    John,
    We're practically the same size - what size did you go for (and was this for layering)?
    How are the sleeves for length?
    Cheers
    Ian
     
  18. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    Shame on you..........

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  19. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    that's no justification for exploitation
     
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  20. Pilot

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    agreed!
     

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