Our US Wings Vintage Leather Bomber Jacket Modern A-2 is based off the WWII pattern. Vintage leather jackets have often been associated with “men of action”, which require many years of hard wearing to achieve. Who has time for that nowadays? Our Vintage Cowhide Leather Bomber Jacket A-2 2000 gives you the coveted look of a true “vintage” garment, but without the time, effort or risk to life & limb!
Our A-2 is constructed from beautiful antique Italian cowhide leather. Incredibly supple leather and hand-aged, giving the jacket that patina of “wear”. Each jacket has its own unique characteristics, like subtle color variations and varied graining. No two jackets will look exactly alike. The jacket is based on the WWII pattern for a trim fit. A truly outstanding flight jacket that looks and feels “lived-in” from the first time you put it on! Import.
Availability: Limited stock on hand. Make sure to get one of these beautiful jackets before they are all gone.
The Vintage Leather Bomber Jacket Modern A-2 features:
- 100% hand aged Italian cowhide
- Two front cargo pockets
- Side entry hand warmers
- One inside pocket
- Snap down collar
- One piece back and sleeves
- Stitched down epaulets
- Brass zipper
- Color: Vintage Brown
- Fit: Normal
The Modern A-2:
The modern A-2 was issued after 1988, which the popular film “Top Gun” may have influenced the decision. The latest design differs from the original design in several ways: it is looser-fitting, made from goatskin, and produced in a seal brown color. Today, Air Force pilots are not permitted to paint their A-2 jackets like the World War II era pilots.
Because the A-2 never went out of style, production never really ceased. Over the years it has varied in style and accuracy relative to the original war-era design, but it has remained visible in popular TV shows and movies.
History of the A-2:
The Type A-2 flying jacket was standardized by the U.S. Army Air Corps as the successor to the Type A-1 flying jacket in 1931. It has sturdy snaps, reinforced pockets, and a snap down shirt style collar. In addition, it replaced the A-1′s buttoned front with a zipper for added protection against the elements in the open cockpit.