RTW Chapal Black USAAF Leather Jacket - Size L
RTW Chapal Black USAAF Leather Jacket - Size L

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Chapal is the reference for luxurious and meticulously crafted leather jackets and accessories. Founded in 1832 in Crocq​​,​ Creuse​​,​ as a tannery and fur maker​​,​ Chapal's reputation slowly grew within France. They open their first Parisian atelier in the 1850's​​,​ in Montreuil​​,​ and create a new technique to treat fur​​,​ mostly by tanning the leather with Colza oil. In 1878​​,​ Chapal was decorated with the Gold Medal at the Paris World Fair​​,​ followed by another in 1889. In 1881​​,​ Chapal story expands to the United States with a new manufacture in Brooklyn. When WW1 starts​​,​ Chapal creates leather jackets for pilots like the ace George Guynemer. This will become their core product by the 1930's​​,​ notably their iconic B3 Bombardier leather jacket during WW2. By 1945​​,​ Chapal is renowned for the quality of their hides and furs. They sublime products such as rabbit fur so that they ressemble more luxurious items like otter​​,​ insulate sheep fur​​,​ and create water-repellent for leather. In 1968​​,​ the company becomes the official maker for the Winter Olympics in Grenoble​​,​ and their creation are used by Parisian Haute-Couture like Christian Dior and Yves Saint-Laurent. Their technique to laminate leather jackets​​,​ known as Chapalac​​,​ become a best-seller. In 1982​​,​ with its sixth-generation​​,​ Chapal decides to produce leather goods under its own name​​,​ inspired by the history of aviation and automobile. Jean-Paul Belmondo and his son Paul became important patrons. Today​​,​ Chapal is still making some of the best leather in the world​​,​ both ready-to-wear and bespoke​​,​ with appointment at their shop Rue de Rivoli. I propose an iconic piece by Chapal: their black USAAF leather jacket. Inspired by the US Air Force Type A2 leather jacket and the US Navy G1 jacket of WW2​,​ it is the perfect example of a flight jacket and Chapal best-seller. Lined with cotton gabardine​​,​ it features a detachable sheep fur collar​,​ brass zip fastener made in Switzerland by Riri​​,​ a sublime glossy leather and quilted leather belt. It is perfect from Autumn to Spring​​,​ as a statement piece for the week-end​​,​ and is in excellent condition. The USAAF flight jacket is best fitted for someone with a 40​​/​​50UK size​​,​ around 1m75 to 1m80. Here are the measurements: Shoulders: ​​46cm Sleeve length: 64cm Chest: 55cm Waist at button: 53cm Jacket length: 64cm (collar included​​​​) Collar: 10cm Quality similar to the following houses: Aero Leather Clothing​​,​ Balmain​​,​ DROMe​​,​ Gucci​,​ Hermès​​,​ Rick Owens​​,​ Saint Laurent​​,​ Séraphin​​,​ The Real McCoys​​,​ Tom Ford​,​ Valstar​,​ Zilli

Features

UK size: 40

Condition: Excellent

Fabrication: Ready to Wear or Made to Measure

Patterns: Plain

Length: Regular

Construction: Canvassed

Colour: Black

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