When the going gets tough, the tough put on one of these. These incredible garments were designed to be worn as an outer layer by the Canadian Pararescue team when jumping into potentially hazardous terrain. And yes, they were made by Irvin who many of you will know from both parachutes and famously the RAF WW2 Irvin shearling jacket.
This is built like a tank! The shell is made of high quality heavy duty nylon, with massive chunky zips. Inside you will find protective pads that sit across the back, shoulders and elbow - these can be removed to make the garment sit better on the body (as I have done in my images). The defining feature however is the collar, designed to protect the wearer's neck. This can be worn in multiple ways to frame the face - I've shown a couple of examples of this. I can see this item being worn as streetwear, it wouldn't look out of place in Harajuku, Dalston, or Williamsburg!
Completely deadstock and never worn. I've taken it out of it's Irvin stamped original packaging to photograph it.
- Tagged medium
- Pit to pit 63cm
- Shoulder to shoulder 53cm
- Shoulder to cuff 60cm
- Collar to hem 72cm