Friday, 22 October 2010

Aviators at The Imperial War Museum

The sheepskin aviator jacket has an interesting history...Royal Air Force bombers flew at high altitude and the aircraft was not pressurised so sheepskin was used to keep frostbite and hypothermia at bay.

Aviators wore the jacket with sheepskin trousers and lined boots. Burberry mustn't have seen a future for a aviator onesie...!


4 comments:

  1. Interesting to see the modern Burberry version is not all that different, super warm too I guess.

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  2. So nice to see the inspiration for the current aviator trend!! Love it!!!

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    Cheers,
    Karen

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  3. aaa i love that, so cool
    adorable blog

    xoxo

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  4. Fab blog! I really dig your style...easy chic.


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