THE FLYING TIGERS Inspired | Pilot jacket


The Flying Tigers” a 1942 film starring John Wayne.

The film tells the true story of the American air squadron called “The Flying Tigers”, made up exclusively of volunteers, which was sent to China in 1939 to help the local army against the Japanese invasion and before the official entry into the war of the United States of America with the attack on Pearl Harbor. “The Flying Tigers” pilots flew the legendary P-40 Curtiss fighters with the emblems reproduced in the leather jacket. The large patch embroidered on the back, called “Blood Chit” establishes the alliance between America and China.

A piece of history told by this legendary leather jacket of American pilots during World War II, made in Italy with high quality leather and with the style of tailoring that distinguishes us in the world.

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Main Features of our “The Flying Tigers” Inspired pilot leather jacket:

  • Brown color
  • length cm. 66
  • 100% original Italian Lamb leather
  • 100% designed and produced in Italy
  • Original embroidered patches: China/Burma/India Blood Chit – 23rd Fighter Group Emblem – Flying Tigers 14th Air Force Emblem
  • 3 inside pockets
  • high quality lining, light and dark brownrifle-grey metal zippers
  • elastic wool cuffs and belt
  • double front pockets
  • Burnishing leather treatment
  • original “HVJ” internal label in embroidered leather
  • …”The Flying Tigers” isnpired leather jacket worn by John Wayne in the movie.

I play the part of John Wayne, regardless of the role I am given. And it seems to me that I got along well, am I wrong ?!

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