A Truly Stunning Vintage Men's 1915 WW1 AUSTRALIAN FLYING CORPS Horsehide Leather Dispatch Trench Coat Jacket Size Large. D E S C R I P T I O N.
This Long Leather Coat Worn By The Early AFC Airmen Were Basically The Same As Those Worn By Motorists And Motorcyclists In The Pre-War Years. They Were Double Breasted To Keep Out The Wind And To Provide Some Warmth At Altitudes Above 10,000 Feet In Open cockpits With No Heating - But They Were Certainly Not Draught Proof. Ace Masks Were Used For Protection Against Frostbite. Oxygen Was Not Normally Available, So Any Pilot Flying Above 10,000 Feet Would Have Suffered Impaired Mental And Physical Capacity... This is the RAREST of these type of wartime jackets!
This Garment Is In Excellent Condition & The Internal Lining Is In Good Condition For It's Age. Please Note:- This Item Is Approximately 100 Years Old. It Is Distressed In Places And Does Show Some Signs Of General Wear, Etc As Is Expected With Garments Of This Age.
The Pure And Natural Distressed Look Of This Jacket Further Enhances It's Overall Character And Is Naturally Due To The Unique History Of The Garment!! Please Note All Leather Is Unique. Apparent Imperfections Are Not Flaws, But Inherent Natural Markings Which Enhance The Overall Appearance Of Each Garment.
22.5 Chest (Underarm Seam To Underarm Seam). 48 Length (Bottom Of Collar To Bottom Seam). 26 Sleeve (Shoulder To Bottom Of Cuff). 19 Shoulders (Shoulder To Shoulder). It's Features Include: Horsehide Lea ther, 2 Outer Front Pockets & 1 Internal Pocket.P A Y M E N T. Immediate Payments Is Required For All Items. S H I P P I N G. Tracking Details Will Be Provided For All Items. The item "Vtg Mens 1915 WW1 AFC FLYING CORPS RFC Leather Dispatch Pilot Jacket Trench Coat" is in sale since Monday, June 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Men\Men's Clothing\Coats, Jackets & Waistcoats". The seller is "mutley2695" and is located in Thetford. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.