How did a fabric that saved WWII fighter pilots become the outer shell fabric for one of America's finest mens outerwear?

How did a fabric that saved WWII fighter pilots become the outer shell fabric for one of America's finest mens outerwear?

Posted by Bert Pulitzer on 23rd Mar 2020

The goldfish bowl was the English Channel. The

Year 1941. Eddie Thorpe a young RAF lieutenant,

kept his date at the Red Lyon because of a remarkable

new material developed in the early stages of WWII

by the Royal Air Force.

That material made it possible for flyers to stay

alive in the Channel for up to 10 hours, where

formerly their chance of surviving the dunking was

only one hour.

Today, with the addition of modern pressure dying

and other ingredients, that very life-saving

material has evolved into what is now called

Survivalon®.

Survivalon®, The cloth that itself is a fine weave 2 ply cotton

treated with silicone. It is a breathable, water repellent, wind

repellent as well as being non porous.

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