• 1930 style in a 1950s cut
• Relaxed fit
• Cross zip front with lapels
• Military style epaulettes
• Angled chest pocket
• Two deep moleskin lined hand-warmer pockets
• Half belt back
• Side adjusting straps
• Storm cuffs as standard
• Pictured left in Cordovan Chromexcel Front Quarter Horsehide
The superb Bootlegger jacket is easily mistaken for a late 20's early 30's original all purpose Flight Jacket. First introduced in 1988, this jacket is the inspiration for our full "Prohibition" series, replicating the classic jackets of that turbulent period in US history.
This cross between an early flight jacket and a motorcycle jacket represents a vintage styling no longer made by any other manufacturer. The front zipper is fitted at an angle giving a generous wind flap with an extra button fastening at the neck, three deep pockets (only the breast pocket of which is fitted with a zipper), military style epaulettes, adjustable strap and buckle at the waist, stitched on 'Cossack' style half belt at back and hidden storm cuffs for wind resistance as standard.
This classic was built to be used in all kinds of activity in any weather, and shrug off the hardest of wear.
This jacket is a 1950s inspired design which offers a fit with quite a bit of room around the body which was typical of the more relaxed fitting styles of this era.
The perceived ‘correct’ fit of the 1950s was generally more ‘oversized’ than modern sizing, so we typically recommend either selecting your usual size for this style to achieve the intended ‘1950s’ relaxed fit, although many choose to size down for a more modern fitted look.
Additionally, the jacket’s side adjusters can be cinched in at the natural waist to provide a more fitted look around the waist while retaining room around the chest and shoulders, or alternatively, they can be loosened out to provide more room for layering.
Don’t worry, all sizing information displayed here is only a guide. Every order placed is checked over by a member of our production team who will confirm your size selection against your measurements or recommend any necessary changes that need to be made. If you have any specific queries, you can note these in the special instructions box on the ‘measurements’ page when placing your order.