Has noticed recently the number of 'Fake' Irvine type flying jackets on e-bay.
The original Irvine's did not have pockets in the jackets, And on e-bay there have been quite a few 'fake' jackets with front pockets.
The sellers are claiming they are from WW2 Fighter/Bomber pilots.
The odd genuine irvine does turn up and sell for good money, The other week one went for £636 on e-bay.
Also the cuffs are more oily on the originals and not as thick.
My mate had one once in good nick too, He had to give it a good oiling over the cracked leather.
He picked this up from an 'old' lad who was a 'Techie' who salvaged it from a crashed mosquito.
My mate paid £22 for it and later sold it for £440.
Has anyone else notice these 'fake' flying jackets on the market??
It is alot of money to spend on a replica.