For weeks already this was on my list to share: The Heritage Research Spring/Summer 2010 Lookbook. With some very interesting collaborations together with Eastman Leather Clothing, Quoddy of Maine and a Viberg for Heritage Research Work Boots in the pipeline it all looks promising.
Our favorite is this Eastman Leather for Heritage Research Aviators Kit bag and the A-2 Flight Jacket. The bag is made from a strong cotton OD canvas and an exact copy of the original WWII USAAF aviators kit bag. The jacket is supplied with the squadron patch of the 703rd Bomb Sq (who boasted Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart as a Command pilot) and a brass ACME survival whistle.
‘As you would expect from Eastman this is an exact replica down to the finest detail. Made from beautiful vegetable tanned Steerhide in authentic Seal Brown the jacket features 100% plain weave cotton lining, dull nickel collar hook, 100% wool tubular woven rib and fitted with Eastmans exclusive chevron Crown zipper, unrivalled by any other manufacturer worldwide. The Eastman x HR A-2 is supplied with the squadron patch of the 703rd Bomb Sq (who boasted Hollywood legend Jimmy Stewart as a Command pilot) and a brass ACME survival whistle. Part of the Eastman x HR Aviators Pack supplied in authentic wartime issue packaging.’
‘The Mountain Jacket is constructed from waterproof British Millerain wax cotton with nickel eyelets and brass RiRi zipper. Taking its reference from a USN deck smock, the jacket was modified by the US government in 1943 for use by the newly formed 10th Mountain Division (Alpine). Modifications included the addition of front and rear pockets, replacing buttons with a drawstring due to ease of use when wearing heavy gloves and carrying loops for equipment. It was intended as a foul weather smock to be worn over a parka. The 10th Mountain was the last US Army Division to enter action in World War II, immediately engaging in combat in the mountains of northern Italy.’