The new Cooper Original Jacket by US Wings is now available for pre-ordering. Cooper Sportswear was founded in the early 1920s and was awarded Contract No. W535ac23381 on January 5, 1942 to produce A-2 jackets for the USAAF during WWII. These jackets are now extremely rare and original Cooper-labeled A-2s are considered highly collectible by WWII & A-2 jacket enthusiasts. Available for pre-order; jacket will ship within 6 weeks.
Cooper Original Cowhide A-2 Features
- Made from finest pebble-grain mil-spec cowhide
- Snap-down collar
- Two front cargo pockets with side-entry pocket warmers
- Interior pocket and poly-cotton lining
- Tailored sleeves and one-piece back
In the modern age, Cooper continued to produce very popular & sought after garments like the A-2, G-1 & Indy jackets for the civilian market. US Wings partnered with Cooper for many years, starting in 1986 and ending when Cooper Sportswear ceased production in the 1990s. Their jackets have been unavailable to the general public ever since. We have received numerous inquiries & requests for Cooper jackets over the years. Based upon this we decided to reintroduce these outstanding jackets in our Cooper Original line. Our first introduction is the Cooper Original Cowhide A-2, which is based on the Cooper original pattern.
Sgt. Hack, the CEO of US Wings, and Neil Cooper were partners for many years and collaborated together to create the Indiana Jones jacket. In the coming months, we will be adding to our Cooper Original line. Included will be both goatskin & vintage cowhide versions of the G-1 and Indy-style jackets. Stay tuned for future announcements.