Commercial A-2 Horsehide Flight Jacket Lost Worlds

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WWII AAF A-2 Horsehide Flight Jacket J.A. Dubow Mfg.
Black or Russet Horsehide
Seal Brown Goatskin

Sizes 38R-48R.
Made In USA.

Lost Worlds A-2 Commercial Flight Jacket 1940s-50s

In 1940s-50s movies, then television, commercial versions of the storied WWII A-2 Flight Jacket abound. From blue collars to JDs (period euphemism for juvenile delinquents), the classic A-2 retained its popularity as postwar manufacturers adapted the style to the civilian market. Predictably, modifications were made for cost and customer as the A-2 became an affordable catalog and store offering. Mickey Rooney in the classic noir 'Drive A Crooked Mile' wears a beauty with double welt front just like ours.

Most postwar A-2s use a 2-piece Back and 3-piece Sleeves unlike the AAF original. Into the 1950s Cowhide predominated as the Horse industry rapidly declined and Goatskin more expensive and less common. Handwarmers often replaced the patch pockets, epaulets were simplified, snaps added to waist and neck, linings cotton, quilted rayon (at first), then quilted nylon, depending on what the wholesale customer wanted and wanted to pay. Wool blends displaced 100% wool knit. Remember the annoying pilling balls on cuffs and waistbands? That's the synthetic component separating and frizzing from the wool. If anyone tells you that's how they were in WWII, check to see if your wallet's still there.

The LOST WORLDS Postwar A-2 pays homage to a very cool jacket in typical fashion -- refining the good, the look and spirit, dispensing with the cheapo, mass-market dumbdowns.

Thus --

- 1 pc. Back.

- 2 pc. Sleeve.

- WWII Stitched Epaulets with our signature precision but sewn down like most of the commercial variants.

G-1 Type interior Pocket w/ Snap closure.

- 100% Wool Knit -- peerless.

-100% Genuine Flight Satin Nylon Lining.

-NOS Brass Scovill Zipper.

The quality of our proprietary hides and workmanship is benchmark. Period. For strength, water repellency, beauty. Heirloom grade.The masculine, rugged appeal of the postwar A-2 Flight Jacket idealized, upgraded to become a contemporary, stylish take on the beloved flight classic. What does $1550.00 buy? A lifetime purchase.




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