This is a rare opportunity to own a M-422 jacket that has been completely refurbished. The jacket was totally disassembled, cleaned, and then reassembled.
A NOS M-42 Talon was attached using it’s original stitch holes. The jacket was also completely re-stitched inside and out using matching 100% cotton thread for replacement. The only thread not renewed are the pocket edges, throat latch and collar lining V stitches (between mouton and leather shell). All else renewed using original stitch holes. There are some areas of ghost stitching from previous knit change outs, but they are minor.
A new liner, knits and mouton collar were installed. The new lining matches original Rayon lining material used. The new 100% wool medium brown waist and cuff knits are a match of the
originals, and the new collar is 100% genuine vintage sheep mouton from the 1940's.
Meticulous work has gone into this jacket by a skilled craftsman using extreme care, and fine details. The result is a WWII M422a that retains the character of a WWII bomber jacket, yet wears like a new jacket.
Completely Refurbished M-422a Flight Jacket
Measurements: Chest 23.5" - Arms 25.5" - Shoulders 20"- Length 25.75
The fit is roomy for 1940's size 42. The Church jackets are the most generously proportioned of the M-422A jackets. They have much
more broad shoulders and a slightly wider waist than all the other manufacturers of the M-422A model USN jackets.
This jacket is ideal for someone 5’ 10” to 6’1” with an average build.