- The new J003 fit. Slim ankle with a little extra in the legs for comfort. Regular rise waistband.
- 96.4% cotton + 3.6% elastane. Stretch denim for comfort and flexibility as needed.
Buttons & Rivets
- Constructed from various metals forming a unique alloy that prevents oxidisation, increasing the life of the finished garment whilst maintaining the Spitfire image.
- Genuine piece of metal from the original spitfire plane SL633 used in the production of every waistband label.
- Waist band plate hand painted by British artist using the original colours and design of the SL633 plane, set in 100% leather label treated with semitransparent dye and finished with special wax coating to give a heritage look and feel.
- Every label numbered by hand laser from 001 -200.
- Vibrant red stitching, a salute to our fallen heroes.
- 100% cotton lining including pocket hanky with bespoke roundel design.
- Luxury vintage wash achieved through a technical process involving introduction of soda during the washing process and a hand process of scraping the denim to achieve the resulting colour and focused fading effect.
From Start to Finish
The above images depict the whole process of creating these unique designs, from start to finish. Starting with the genuine Spitfire metal sheet we have created a very limited amount of highly original Jeans. The Spitfire metal from SL633 was firstly cleaned and cut to size before each plate was hand drilled and riveted. Once this laborous process was done, the plates were then hand stamped with their unique number before being hand painted by a local artist. Once our artist is finished there is a final quality check before being fitted into the 100% leather label, taking pride of place as part of the Mancini Limited Edition jean.
Spitfire LF Mk.IXe
Spitfire LF Mk.IXe SL633 (N633VS). Owned by John Sessions with the Historic Flight Foundation and based at Paine Field, Washington. An historic machine that has served with the Royal Air Force, the Czechoslovakian Air Force, the fledgling Israeli Air Force, and finally the Burmese Air Force. It wears the stunning markings of the Czechoslovakian Air Force as SL633 / JT-10 of the 4th Air Regiment.
To RAF on 25.6.45. To 312 Sqn on 30.8.45. Delivered to Czechoslovakia in Auugust 1945 and Czech Air Force on 30.8.45 with No 2 LD (Czech Fighter Wing) as DU-K. To No 4 SLP as JT-10 in February 1946. Served with Military Air Academy. Crashed on 19.5.48 at Ceske Budejovice (LZ-2). Repaired and sold to Israel in October 1948. Converted to FR.IXe with serial 2042. Served with 101, 107, and 105 Sqns. To IAI Lydda and selected for Burma 1954 (serialUB425). In Hmawbi in 1955. In Mandalay (UB424) in 1984. In Mingaladon in 1995. Sold to USA in 1999 and registered as N94141 in October 2006. Long term restoration with Historic Flying Ltd as G-CZAF. First post-restoration flight in 2010. (photo by Webmaster at RIAT 2015.)