This jacket was made in the USA by Avirex Ltd. based upon the 1940s M-421a cotton flight jacket. It has the distinctive diamond shaped reinforcements on the sleeves, belt back and patch pockets. The unbranded bell shaped zipper is a decent approximation of the original, which wouldn’t be fully reproduced for years after the production run of this jacket. The jacket is, like the original, unlined, with an inside pocket.
This vintage jacket was made around 1943, and started off life as an electrically heated CFN-24 flight suit, made with Colvinex metal yarn. It has a wartime Talon zipper with a bell shaped pull and an unmarked deco stopbox. It has a snap throat latch and double snap under collar closure. These Colvinex suits were popular post-war as motorcycle jacket conversions, as they were extremely well made, durable, inexpensive as surplus, and due to their separable bottom zippers, could be cut down into a jacket style with relative ease.
This vintage jacket started life off as a WWII CFN-24 Colvinex flight suit. These were popular motorcycle jacket conversions post war, due to the relative impracticality of a full length leather flight suit in civilian life, and due to their ease of conversion, with the front zipper having a separable bottom. It is made from goatskin, with a mouton collar, Conmar zipper, chinstrap, under-collar throat latch and belted waist. The owner of this one opted to cut his off at a 3/4 length, requiring it to also be zipped down from the waist to be put on.
This vintage CFN-24 flight suit was made during WWII from goatskin. It is electrically heated, with Colvinex metal core yarn. It has a zip front, zip fly, and zippers running the length of the legs. These were popular to convert into motorcycle jackets post-war due to the zippers having separable bottoms. One of the zips is Korea-era replacement Talon, the others are all WWII manufacture. There are electrical leads on the chest, at the waist and at the wrists to hook to heated gloves. It has a belted waist and patch pockets on the thighs.
This vintage trench coat was made in 1943 for the US Army. Officially named the Regularion Army Officer’s Overcoat, Field, this trench is double breasted, with broad lapels, a wide overlap, belted waist, flap at the shoulder, buttoned throat latch under the collar, buttoned cuff adjuster belts, buttonholes at the hem to button back the tails, epaulettes and buttoned handwarmer pockets with pass through slits. It has a full wool button-in lining.
This vintage Jeep coat was made during WWII for the US Army. It is made from green canvas with a brown wool lining and collar. It has a shawl collar and a double breasted closure, with a throat latch with a wreath style donut button under the collar.