Why are flight jackets still made these days? After all, they were originally designed to be worn in flight cockpits to keep pilots worn, but nowadays they tend to be worn by people who want to remain fashionable. The name ‘flight jacket’ has stuck, though, as they were originally designed for pilots and cabin crew at a time when cockpits were not covered, and pilots had to endure therefore extremely cold temperatures at altitudes of 30 thousand feet.
The classic beauty of the flight jacket, along with its inimitable style has lasted throughout the years and is still highly sought after by both men and women. A lot of people like them because the associate them with the actors John Wayne and Gregory Peck. Flight jackets are made from sturdy material, and they are designed in such a way as to ensure that any winter chill will not penetrate the layers. The natural insulating properties of sheepskin ensure that your body warmth is maintained at the optimum level during extremely cold weather.
There are several reasons why you may buy a leather flight jacket, and one of these is the fact that they are so durable and so continue to look great even after many decades of wear. Although costly, they make up for their initial outlay by the fact that they last for such a long time. Similarly, the mens leather gilet is also a versatile piece of winter wear that is prized for the fact that it helps to facilitate a greater movement of the arms. Although a gilet looks like a waistcoat or sleeveless jacket, it is actually warm and versatile as well as being very stylish. The actual Gilet design is favored by archers, cyclists, shooters and sailors as it allows for easy movement of the arms, but they tend to be made from man-made materials. Only fashionable gilets are made from genuine leather.
The sleeveless nature of the Gilet makes movement of the arms much easier for sportsmen and allows them to concentrate fully on the above-mentioned sporting activities. Since these sports are conducted outdoor, the sleeveless jacket or Gilet comes to the fore as an instrument of protection against both chill and winds.
If you want to purchase a genuine leather jacket or Gilet, it is important to get it made b an expert who will only use genuine sheepskin or deerskin hide. Readymade jackets may not fit you correctly. Hence you should seek out the services of Cirrus, if you are in the UK, and get you flight jacket or Gilet made to your exact specification. Please telephone us on 0207 480 9163 to place your order, or have a look at our website http://www.cirrusuk.co.uk where you can find genuine leather jackets for both men and women.