Second Hand Aero Leather A-2 Goatskin Leather Jacket
The history of the A-2 flight jacket runs back to the early 30's when it became the standard issued flight jacket used by the US Air Force. One of them main differences from its predecessor, the A-1 jacket, was the addition of a zipper instead of buttons. The jacket remained in service up until 1943 and it is perhaps one of the most iconic leather jackets ever made. Many of the civilian causal and leisure styled leather jackets that became popular after WWll got their inspiration from this style of jacket.
This jacket is second hand but it is in great condition. The only notable is a repair in the knitted waistband just beneath the pocket of the front of the jacket (see picture). The repair is nicely done and there is no risk that it will break more. The leather is in great condition, soft and pliable and wont need any treatment at the moment.
- Second Hand Aero Leather A-2 Goatskin Leather Jacket - Made of goatskin - Size 44 - Talon brass zipper - Two front pockets - Button down collar - Squadron patch on the chest - US Air Force patch on the left shoulder - Knitted wool cuffs and waistband
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.