Buzz Rickson's BR80506 A-2 RW 23380 Trans CommandClutch Cafe
Buzz Rickson's has chosen to reproduce Rough Wear's 23380 contract, produced in 1942 the order was for 12,000 jackets and was the penultimate of five contracts awarded to the company.
This particular jacket is patched as part of the U.S Airforce's Air Transport Command in the China, Burma, India (CBI) theatre, whos job it was to resupply troops on the ground and in the air. This was particularly tricky assignment for skilled pilots who had to surmount the Himalayas en-route referred to as the 'Camels Hump' by the pilots these missions were long and dangerous.
This jacket is made using Buzz Rickson's 'Bronco' horse hide a veg (wood bark) tanned, hand painted aniline dyed Italian horse-hide which has a superb depth of colour and variation of tones, which will age individually and uniquely.
For their 'CBI' collection all patches are hand made in a 'theatre style', these patched were unique and allowed for customisation and variation, with some rather than being painted were layers of leather cut, coloured and sewn together together
The 'Blood Chit' sewn on the back of this jacket jacket was a way of indicating to civilian natives that these pilots were friendly and a reward offered helping and safeguarding the pilots return.
As with all Buzz Rickson's products the quality is impossible to falter and dedication to authenticity of the highest grade. These jackets are a thing of beauty and individuality which will only improve with wear.
- Italian Veg Tanned Aniline Dyed Horse Hide
- Handmade Layered Leather CBI Patch
- Handmade Layered Leather ATC Patch
- CBI Leather Bloody Chit on Back
- Custom Woven 100% Cotton Lining
- Custom Woven 100% Worsted Wool Knits
- Reproduction Woven Label assembly Unique to This Contract
- Collar Stand Construction
- Two Snap Closure Front Pockets
- Reproduction Nickle Talon Zipper
- Blackened Nickle Collar & Pocket Snaps
- Made in Japan
UK & Ireland – £6
Europe – £15
Rest of World – £25
*All deliveries must be signed for as proof of receipt.