Replica Apollo Flight Jackets by Still The Right Stuff - Custom Made for you!

 

 


Mythbuster Adam Savage wearing the replica Apollo jacket!
[and it's WORDEN, Adam, not Gorman - do your research]

ORDER HERE
a new window will open and you will be at the Alexander Leather's web site


 


Click to enlarge


Click to enlarge [contest goes live on March 3, 2014\


 

Al Worden's Custom Made Apollo Flight Jacket
Custom Made by "Still the Right Stuff" in Scotland.
Still looking very cool at age 82!

[disclaimer: wearing this jacket will NOT make you a real Apollo astronaut, though you certainly will feel like one]
[the name plate and NASA patch are the reverse of the manufactured item but may be able to be accommodated if desired. Please ask]
[Apollo 15 patch is not available at this time. Please ask if American Flag patch can be placed on your custom jacket]
click on individual photos for larger representations




 

 

 

Details

Alexander Leathers are delighted to have collaborated with Still the Right Stuff
in recreating this historic garment that was issued to NASA Astronauts and
Test Pilots during the 1960’s and early 70’s. (There are many photographs of
Astronauts wearing these jackets during training on the Apollo Lunar Surface
Journal website – Check the Cinder crater geology training images from
various missions).

There are many public domain pictures showing crews wearing these jackets
and the distinctive flight suits of the same color. No other item of clothing
reflects the exciting days of space exploration as readily as the blue NASA
flight jacket, which is now, for the first time, available as a museum quality
replica.

These jackets were only issued to the elite, “The Right Stuff” and as such are
surely one of the rarest and most desirable US flight jackets ever produced.
Colonel Al Worden’s original Apollo 15 issued jacket wore out long ago and
he was determined to replicate these garments correctly. The jackets are rare
but with the help of friends he managed to obtain two physical samples ( Wally
Schirra’s jacket, for example, which is in the United States Astronaut Hall of
Fame at Kennedy Space Center) for the purpose of examination, evaluation
and patterning. Our team also had access to detailed photographs from two
other examples.

It soon became apparent that material of the correct weave and quality was
not available “off the shelf”, so the Right Stuff team set about to solve that
problem. They had the outer shell woven from 100% cotton thread of the
highest quality. This thread was then pre dyed to exactly the correct shade
and woven in the north of England in the same weave pattern on correct
period machines.

The iconic cream lining was similarly unavailable so once again a different
mill was commissioned to reproduce the original fabric in exactly the correct
style and color. The material had to be dyed and woven from scratch as
well.

This level of detail is an extremely expensive undertaking but there really was
no choice given our company philosophy that only the best is good enough
along with Colonel Worden’s personal standards that he insisted were not to
be compromised. It was clear from the start that the philosophy was “Do it
right or don’t bother doing it at all”. There are other manufacturers who make
merely adequate products.

The zippers were supplied by the original Government contractor, as were the
studs and snaps. Even the stitching thread is the correct composition and
specification!

The jacket is elegant and smart, beautifully cut and constructed and actually
has a totally different pattern than the MA-1 or L2-B series; it is very flattering
and distinctive and has many uses from driving or flying to leisure and golf.

We have had the garment treated so that it is shower resistant although the
exceptionally closely woven cotton provides an efficient wind stop and thermal
insulator even without the shower proofing.

Still The Right Stuff is committed to producing a range of space and aviation
related clothing and accessories of the very highest quality and accuracy, one
has only to look at photographs of Astronauts in the days of Apollo to see that
the men at the leading edge of this era of exploration and promise for the
future had their own iconic style. The Apollo flight jacket is our first product and
looks great with Jeans, chinos or dockers. All of the variations of this jacket
will be produced if there is demand including the later gold colored variant.

We will also be releasing an exciting numbered limited edition AL Worden
signature jacket with real silk lining along with accurate accessories in the
coming months so if you are interested please sign up for our internet
newsletter! The Apollo Flight Jacket is a timeless classic and a great addition
to any wardrobe.

We hope you enjoy wearing our products as much as we enjoyed getting the
stuff right!

ORDER HERE! (you will be taken to the Alexander Leathers Site)


 

Copyright © 2005-2014 WOWIE Web Design All Rights Reserved
No part of this web site can be reproduced, retransmitted or reprinted
without the express written consent of the webmaster.