Eastman :: D-1

JACKET - Mechanics' Type D-1 Eastman

SHELL
North American sheepskin
LEATHER TRIM
Horsehide
BUCKLE
Authentic USAAF mil-spec
LABEL
Woven USAAF spec
ZIPS
KWIK® - an Eastman trademarked authentic brand

Designated 'Type D-1 Mechanics Shearling Jacket', this model came into service with the Air Corp in the mid 1930's.

It would seem a rather lavish material to be making a mechanics jacket out of, but the D-1 like all clothing and equipment issued to US servicemen was typical of the motto 'only the best will do'.

Similar to the shearling flight clothing the D-1 was made and issued as a two-piece suit - its companion bottom half being the B-1 trousers.

Its unfussy simple design, made from 1/4 inch fleece depth sheepskin, with two practical zippered front pockets, made it very popular not only with groundcrew, but aircrew as well.

Our reproduction:
The sheepskin material itself is of North American origin. There are many breeds of sheep throughout the world, each having their own wool characteristic, so it is essential that we use a fleece derived from the same breed that was used originally so as to ensure complete authenticity.

The Eastman D-1 is of course finished out with every other detail that is necessary to make this garment 100% authentic.

Available in sizes: XS - XL.

£710.00

NOTE: Jackets that are personalised with insignia, or that are Time Worn® (where Time Worn® is optional), are non-returnable

USAAF Insignia

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USAAF Name Tag Example

Please be aware this is only a representation of the final product. If any insignia is added to the product the jacket is non returnable.

(+£18.00)
Close Insignia

Customer Size Guide

Jackets and Tops

Measure your chest over a T-shirt; it is helpful to get someone to do this for you. Do not inflate your lungs, just relax and stand with your arms out. The tape measure should be run around your chest right up under your arms and held snug, but not tight - this is your chest measurement.

Measure your chest The Size you
should order
in cm
34-36 86-91 36 XS
36-38 91-96 38 S
38-40 96-101 40 M
40-42 101-106 42 M
42-44 106-111 44 L
44-46 111-116 46 L
46-48 116-121 48 XL

Gloves

Measure the circumference of your hand around your 4 knuckles (obviously do not include your thumb). Correlate this measurement with size chart below to assess your glove size.

Measure of your knuckles The Size you
should order
in cm
7 - 8 18 - 20 XS
8 - 9 20 - 23 S
9 - 10 23 - 25 M
10 - 11 25 - 28 L
11 - 12 28 - 30 XL

Hats

Measure the circumference of your head.

Measure of your head The Size you
should order
in cm
21½ - 22 54 - 55.5 XS
22 - 22½ 55.5 - 57 S
22½ - 23 57 - 58.5 M
23 - 23½ 58.5 - 60 L
23½ - 24 60 - 61.5 XL
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