A British vintage classic, and all-round wonderful jacket. Developed in the late 60s to replace the draughty 1951 pattern parka, the Mk3 jacket would come with a matching pair of trousers, and were specifically designed for the Vulcan, Lightning and other jets of the age. Made of a windproof cotton gaberdine outer layer, mesh insulation and a ventile lining layer, these jackets are surprisingly warm and very light. So many details on these from the newey zips, to the hidden hood, tape buttons and intact 'fork' that fits under the crotch to stop the jacket riding up whilst in flight.
This is from the first contract, delivered in 1969 to replace the grey version. These early versions, complete with black buttons are getting very hard to find.
This is in amazing condition, most of these I've ever seen are battered, and this looks hardly used. The colour is still the strong forest green, and the labels are bright white!
- Tagged a size 5
- Fits a modern medium
- Pit to pit 22"
- Shoulder to shoulder 19"
- Shoulder to cuff 23.5"
- Collar to hem 23"