Signature Bush Pilot Shirt
100% Cotton Airplane Cloth
Leave it to Burt Avedon, a former air racer, fighter pilot and African bush pilot, to see the benefits of strength and comfort in this unique industrial fabric – and use it to make our new Signature Bush Pilot Shirt.
Using our popular Signature Field Shirt design and pattern (with added shoulder epaulets), we create this version from a truly unique, 100% cotton fabric – Airplane cloth. Originally developed to "skin" the wings and fuselages of wood-framed biplanes, our high-construction industrial Airplane Cloth fabric is woven with fine, 2-ply, long-staple, combed cotton yarn that has been mercerized under pressure for exceptional smoothness, strength, moisture absorption and luster.
It's then finished to meet two MILSPECs (Military Specifications): MIL-C-5646F and AM3806, resulting in a very high bursting strength. To remain true to the MILSPEC requirements, we do not die the Airplane Cloth fabric before sewing our Bush Pilot Shirt to preserve its original smoothness and strength.
This is a shirt that delivers freedom of movement in or out of the cockpit with exceptional comfort. This unique industrial fabric is light and cool in hot temperatures, highly wind-resistant and exceptionally hard wearing – with a lustrous, smooth surface and soft hand. Pilot or not, there is just nothing like it out there. Period.
Offered in natual/cream (undyed color). Period.
Available in sizes: Men's Small - 2XL, Large Tall and XL Tall
Made in Hong Kong by our long-time manufacturing partner.
Fit Details: : Many of the shirt's performance features, like side panels and bi-swing help to provide fit comfort – the size measurements in the chart below reflect standard industry sizing. We have built into our Signature shirts "body ease" - so if you find you are between two sizes in the standard chart below, we recommend dropping down in size, not up. There is little to NO shrinkage due to garment wash of the fabric as part of the finishing. The wash cold recommendation is for color preservation of the fabric - so don't count on your new shirt shrinking for fit.
Care Instructions: : Fabric is pre-shrunk. To preserve color, machine wash cold with like colors. Do NOT bleach. Tumble dry low, remove promptly, cool iron if needed.