Please read this.

Prices for Irvin work (and to a lesser extent that on other vintage flying kit) are a guide. These garments are getting on for 80 odd years old in some cases and working on them can be a minefield.

The price guide is not exhaustive, it just covers the more common repairs on the more usual garments.


Mould treatment £10.30
Front zip fit £46.10
Sleeve zip fit £46.10
Riri zip long £24.60
With Byson puller £30.80
Riri zip short £12.30
With Byson puller £18.50
YKK zip £12.30
New banding per inch £2.00
Seams under banding " £3.00
"Fluff transplant" for hole from £7.20
Shorten cuffs with zips  <2" £50.00
Shorten cuffs with zips  >2" £90.00
Re-make collar £50.00
Wartime Lightning zip (front) £92.20
Neck strap £10.30
D rings & strap £12.30
Area of stitching £5.10 min
Mend & Patch £10.30 min
Repair half belt £10.30 (each side)
Make half belt £51.30 Complete - buckle
Belt loop (make & fit) £12.30
Zip puller (make & fit) £7.20
Hanging loop £8.20
Anti-fungal treatment £30.80
Clean & condition light £41.00
Clean & condition heavy from £51.30
Clean to work £10.30
Condition only £15.40
Extend sleeve where cut down £30.80 (each side)
Restore cuffs (ea) £20.50
Shorten sleeves without moving zip £50.00
Shorten sleeves moving zip £90.00
Restore waist (per foot) £20.50
Rivets £5.10
Replace straps £10.00 Each.
Cuffing fit pr £20.50
Cuffing Supply £20.50
Cuff & waistband set Supply £35.90
Cuff & waistband set Fit £41.00
Waistband Supply £20.50
Waistband fit £20.50
Clean & condition  light £30.80
Clean & condition  heavy £51.30
Fit zips £46.10
Talon M39 (triple marked) £92.30
Talon zip M-42 £57.40
Conmar M-41 £51.30
Collar fit £20.50
Hook & eye  £5.10
Re-line in cotton £143.50
Re-0line with customer provided fabric £120.00
Repair patch pocket £20.50
Fit zips £46.10
Cuffing fit pr £20.50
Cuffing Supply £20.50
Waistband fit £45.00
Waistband. Supply £20.50
Collar fit £41.00
Conmar zip, Aluninium £65.60
Conmar zip, brass, "safety pin" puller £65.60
Make side strap  per half £10.00
Buckle £10.00
Make collar £40.00
Waistband fit £45.00

And this...

Single layer waistband knits in US jackets are MUCH harder (and therefore more expensive) to fit than single layer ones. Hence the price differential.

Original zips can be HORRIBLY expensive. A nice, working DOT zip can go for well over £100 on a well-known Internet Auction site - the DOT zips tend to be much more fragile than the stronger Lightning type. The zips we quote above for US jackets are new old stock. They are getting harder to find & are going up in price. And we can't get them in the UK so prices are subject to the vagaries of the exchange rate and HMRC. We can however source reasonable reproduction zips.

The RiRi zips we use as replacements are made to our order and are a good match in colour and size for the originals, bur we order relatively short runs so even they are expensive. But they are of very high quality and if I were going to actually WEAR a wartime Irvin fitted with DOT suspect I would take the DOT zips out & replace them with the RiRis. Then keep the DOTs in a safe & mothproof place.


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