These listings will prove an indispensable source of information to researchers studying the evolution of flying clothing and aircrew uniforms. The medium of contemporary aviation press adverts helps provide a fascinating timeline of function and fashion. From the first World War pilots & observers routinely enduring -20C open cockpit combat operations to the fast jet aircrew of the 1960s and later operating in equally but differently hostile environments such as extreme speeds, high G and near space altitudes. Youll note some familiar names such as Burberry whose reputation for functional and quality outdoor clothing endures to this day. The Triplex adverts from WW1 are particularly interesting due to their use of testimonials from airmen whose sight had been saved by their Triplex safety glass goggles.