Brand history

It was from the year 2000 that the famous French brand Redskins began its collaboration with the iconic Patrouille de France. Essential pieces with a high traditional value, the official collections are inspired by the history of France to set fashion trends by celebrating French excellence and know-how.


Tribute to the elite of the French air force

The Patrouille de France, or PAF (Patrouille Acrobatique de France), was born in 1953. It is one of the oldest teams, alongside the United States, and brings together nine of the country's greatest acrobatic pilots. Performing from May to October, particularly during the July 14th parade in Paris, the famous Patrouille de France showcases its talent to an audience fascinated by high-flying stunts.

In 2013, on the occasion of the patrol's 60th anniversary, the iconic Redskins brand, created in the 1980s by Serge Aboujedid, wanted to make an impression with this collector's edition of the pilot's bomber jacket. The brand has been associated for many years now with producing exclusive jackets, specifically adapted to the needs of pilots.

The history of the leather bomber jacket

Originally, the leather bomber jacket was the emblem of US Air Force pilots during the First World War. It became a true symbol of fashion with the appearance on screen of the movie Top Gun, where Tom Cruise proudly wore the centerpiece of his role. Since then, the aviator style has continued to inspire fashion and designers from all backgrounds. Associated with leather, you will find the pilot's kit with aviator glasses, which brands have been quick to develop.

Focus on the Rafal Ycon model, by Redskins

This timeless and essential model adapts to all silhouettes and suits all generations wishing to assert their look.

Delivered in a personalized case featuring the Patrouille de France, this model immerses you in the world of aviation as soon as you open its packaging, signed by Redskins. Its removable sheepskin collar makes this piece adaptable throughout the seasons. Let's take a closer look at the details of the Rafal Ycon:

  • Front zip and buttoned pate at the collar
  • 2 zipped front pockets
  • 3 interior pockets
  • Resistant ribbed hem and cuffs
  • Double removable sheepskin collar revealing a shirt collar for an elegant touch
  • Removable "Patrouille de France" patch on the right sleeve
  • Removable Redskins leather patch on the chest
  • Real zippered pilot pocket on the left sleeve
  • Double removable padded nylon plastron and interior collar
  • Interior cotton lining with a superb screen print depicting a pilot's head with his helmet.

Adopt the aviator style

There's no need to sing the praises of such a beautiful piece, the quality speaks for itself! You can find this model in our historic store as well as in our online shop.

Please note that this men's leather jacket is also available in brown and navy with a removable collar of the same color. Do not hesitate to contact our customer service if you would like more information and pictures, we remain at your disposal..