Size Chart - Jackets

Size Chart – Jackets

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Short sizes are one (1) inch shorter than regural sizes (body and sleeves).
Long sizes are one (1) longer than regular sizes (body and sleeves).

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Short and Long sizes are not returnable/refundable.

Height / Size 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
5’2″157cm
5’4″162cm S
5’6″167cm
5’8″172cm R
5’10”177cm
6′182cm
6’2″187cm L
6’4″193cm
Long Regular Short

Great Escape – Capt. Virgil Hilts

 

Great Escape – Capt. Virgil Hilts

£895.00

This is the legendary A-2 jacket that appears in the famous 1963 war movie “The Great Escape” starring Steve McQueen.

It’s a well-known fact among fans and enthusiasts that the jacket worn by Steve McQueen in the film was made by Rough Wear Clothing Co. and most experts would agree that it is one from the W535-AC-27752 contract.

The story we hear goes that the jacket was an original, remnant from the war, which was handpicked by the actor from a thrift store before filming started. Moreover, it appears that the jacket was a depot re-dye to a darker color as the color of Rough Wear 27752 jackets when issued was seal brown.

We offer this jacket in our dark seal Liberty horsehide which is made so that after a bit of wearing the top coating will fade allowing the lighter shade of the leather to show though underneath and thus replicate the distressed appearance of the film jacket.

Our excellent reproduction features:

  • Shoulder decal depicting the Winged Star i.e. the “Hap Arnold Emblem” insignia of the U.S. Army Air Forces
  • “V. HILTS” nametag, engraved with the correct typeface
  • Hand painted Captain’s ranks
  • Small AAF Winged Star wind flap decal
  • “V. HILTS” name and Army Serial Number stenciled on the lining
  • AAF Winged Star stamp on the lining
  • Western Costume Co., costume identification and size tag replica by Bill Kelso

Jacket on display made with Liberty Horsehide Dark Seal, dull orange lining and olive drab thread.

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