Our Vintage Cape Buffalo Modern A-2 Jacket is made of leather from one of the toughest & most dangerous big game animals in Africa. Cape Buffaloes are one of the “big five” African game animals, but not categorized as an endangered species. Can weigh up to 2,000 lbs. Notoriously difficult to bring down. Our Buffalo leather is very unique and has that old world feel and look. Our tanning and antiquing process ensures that no two jackets will look exactly alike.
With this pedigree, it’s no surprise that our Vintage Cape Buffalo Modern A-2 Jacket is one of the toughest and most durable jackets we manufacture. Built like a tank and will withstand whatever adventures you want to take it on. Ideal for bikers, pilots, adventurers or anyone else who needs or appreciates an ultra-tough jacket. Though tough, it’s also a very refined jacket. The antique brown cape buffalo leather is wonderfully soft and rich looking, which makes it equally ideal for use in the urban jungle for those who are less adventure-inclined. Designed to age with wear. A great three season jacket. This jacket has the style, the look, and is a fantastic value. Great 3 Season Jacket! Import.
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The US Wings® Vintage Cape Buffalo Modern A-2 Jacket features:
- 100% Cape Buffalo leather
- Leather Thickness: 1.2 – 1.3 mm
- Drum Dyed
- Snap down collar
- One piece back
- One piece sleeves
- Snap close cargo pockets
- Stitched down epaulets
- Military spec brass zipper
- One interior pocket
- Side entry hand warmer pockets
- Brown satin nylon lining
- Knit cuffs and waistband
- Available in Regular and Long
- Color: Antique Brown
- Fit: Normal
These products are all natural and hand made in the USA. It will help preserve your new jacket or add years back to your old one. Exposure to the elements and regular wear will dry out and fade your jacket. Replenish your jacket now!
The Modern A-2:
The A-2 leather flight jacket is an American military flight jacket. Originally invented and developed for the World War II U.S. Army Air Forces pilots. After a brief period of not issuing jackets to pilots, the modern A-2 was developed and issued. It was said that the popular film, “Top Gun” may have influenced the new A-2. The first Air Force A-2 contract was awarded to Avirex, but all subsequent contracts from 1988 to 1998 were awarded to Neil Cooper USA, now U.S. Wings of Ohio. The modern design differs from the original design in several ways. With a looser fit, made from goatskin in seal brown, side entry pockets, and an inside wallet pockets.