THE REAL McCOY'S

TIGERSTRIPE FLIGHT SUIT JOHN WAYNE

$900.00
  • MEDIUM
  • LARGE
  • X-LARGE
  • The flight suit is undoubtedly one of the rarer items seen in tigerstripe camouflage and were made up by aircrew more for cool factor, status and esprit de corps rather than any practical reason. They were private purchase items made by local tailor shops surrounding the larger bases in Vietnam and as a result seldomly were any two alike in terms of pocket configuration or construction. The tigerstripe flight suit was immortalized in the tragic but beautiful Larry Burrows photo essay "One Ride with Yankee Papa 13" published in 1965 by LIFE magazine. This version from The Real McCoy's is as real as it gets.

    • 100% Cotton 
    • Slim Fit (we recommend buying one size up)
    • Custom period authentic McCoy zipper front closure with wire shaped pull
    • Custom 50s style McCoy zippers with bell shaped pulls throughout
    • Authentic Urea buttons throughout
    • Slanted pockets with zipper closure at the chest
    • Utility/pen pocket with 50s style Talon zipper with bell shaped pull at left sleeve
    • On seam welt pockets with zipper closure at the waist
    • Elasticized side adjustment tabs
    • Side entry patch pockets with zipper closure at front thighs
    • Bellows cargo pockets with zipper closure at lower legs
    • Bellows cargo pocket at left leg features pen slots at exterior
    • Underarm gussets with ventilation grommets
    • Bi-swing belted back
    • Made in Japan
  • The Real McCoy’s was created by Mr. Hitoshi Tsujimoto, an esteemed vintage collector and dealer, as a way to recreate the classic pieces from his archive of American fashion from the 40s & 50s. Inspiration alone was not enough to produce the ultimate reproduction, it required the sensitive minds of detail-orientated craftsmen in Japan. Additionally, The Real McCoy's reproduce materials and parts using the same methods and machinery from the past. While they create the ultimate reproduction, they seek to make it even better than the original. The Real McCoy's brand is split into distinct sub brands, to give each a clear identity. The Real McCoy's refers to the Military reproductions from the US Navy, Army and Airforce. Joe McCoy includes American sportswear, denim and workwear.