US Wings is proud to introduce our US Wings Cooper Original Indy-style Jackets, just in time for the 40th Anniversary of the first Indy movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (June 12, 1981 – June 12, 2021)! Cooper Sportswear was founded in the early 1920s and was one of the contractors for the A-2 jackets during WWII. For decades, they manufactured high quality outerwear for the civilian market, including A-2s and G-1s, which have been very popular among leather jacket enthusiasts.
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. Along with the A-2s & G-1s produced was the Indy-style jacket, which was based on an original stuntman’s jacket from the original Raiders movie. US Wings has produced many Indy-style jackets over the years based on these patterns, but original Cooper-labeled Indy Jackets are no longer available so we’ve decided to reintroduce these outstanding jackets in our Cooper Original line. We will initially be offering this jacket in three versions: our Cooper Original Cape Buffalo Indy-style Jacket, our Cooper Original Vintage Cowhide Indy-style Jacket, and our Cooper Original Goatskin Indy-style Jacket.
These Cooper Original Indy-style Jackets are made from the finest leathers available and feature two front cargo pockets with side-entry handwarmers, pleated action back for freedom of movement, adjustable side straps for a custom fit, top & bottom snaps on the windflap, nylon ling with an inside pocket, and plain cuffs & bottom. Availability: available for pre-order; jackets are slated to be released on June 12, 2021.
Check out our Cooper Original Collection to see our full selection of Cooper-labeled jackets, including our new Cooper Original Cowhide A-2. In the coming months, we will be adding to our Cooper Original line, including both goatskin & vintage cowhide versions of the G-1 jacket, so stay tuned for future announcements.