Could you describe this jacket? where is it from ? when is it from?
This is an aviator jacket that belonged to my father. He flew small CESNA planes when he was young. It is khaki green, with a removable shearling collar. There is an "Aero Shopping France Paris" label inside, it is noted "size 2". There are a few technical details like inside drawstrings to fit the waist, shoulder tabs, or an outer pocket on the sleeve... I think he must have bought it in an aviation store when he was getting his license.
When did you see it for the first time?
I found it in my family's dressing room when I was a little girl.
Do you remember when you wore it for the first time?
I don't remember, I think I put it on and thought it was cool.
Do you have memories linked to the jacket?
I went to middle school with it when I was 13 or 14.
Does it have wear marks ? Have you ever repaired it ?
The cuffs are more than frayed, nearly destroyed, otherwise i find it in pretty good shape, but I like used things. I never repaired it, I like it as is.
Does it have a particular value to you ?
Yes, it's a symbol, I loved the idea that my father was a pilot.
Do you still wear it ? If you do, when ?
I almost never wear it anymore ! It was the inspiration for the De Bonne Facture pilot jacket, and I wore it for the last time at the showroom, I still love it a lot.