First introduced by the Army Air Corps in 1931, as the “ Jacket, Flying, Type A-2”, it was the successor of the Type A-1 Flight jacket. The Type A-2 was designed for open cockpits, which explains the sturdy snaps and reinforced pockets. The A-2’s collar could be closed completely in order to protect the wearer from the wind and the rather slim, functional cut was ideal for the cramped cockpit.
The characteristic design features of the Type A-2 were its front pockets with pointed flaps, the tight, ribbed wool cuffs, the riveted eyelet underneath each armpit, epaulettes (shoulder flaps) and a shirt like button down collar.
- 100% Italian Vegetable Tanned Cowhide Leather
- 1.2mm thickness
- Classic Military “A-2” Flight Jacket silhouette; dual patch pockets; epaulets
- Liner: 100% Organic Cotton Twill
- Zip-front closure
- YKK Zipper and Snap Buttons (Japanese made)
- Ribbed knit hem and cuffs (30% Pure Wool & 70% Recycled Polyester)
- Japanese Gunze Cotton Threads
- Fit is slim/ tailored and True to Size
- Two Inside Pockets with Pin-up girl printed
- U.S. Air Force Logo Printed on left sleeve
***This item has limited stock and maybe never restock again
*** Note: Those jackets are made to order. The processing time would take 5-15 working days.
VEG TANNED LEATHER
Vegetable tanned leather refers to the tannage, or method of tanning the cowhide into leather. It’s called “vegetable” because of the natural materials used in the tanning process like tree bark. Vegetable tanning or veg tan as it’s sometimes called, is one of the oldest methods of tanning known to man. It has literally been around for centuries.
Vegetable tanning refers to leather that is tanned with oak and spruce bark. Also quebracho, tara pods, olive leaves, rhubarb roots or mimosa are common. These substances are placed in a pit along with the skins and hides. As these tannins are derived from plants, the leather is called vegetable-tanned leather. Also the term “natural leather” is used. What makes vegetable tanning so unique is it allows us to use thicker leather and results in more body and character. Vegetable tanned leather also tends to age better and develops a rich patina over time. And it has that awesome classic leather smell.
“Be the kind human” is the biggest mission of you. As you know, we’re always choose the organic materials for less wasted and be eco-friendly to the enviroment. For every item sold of our house brand products, we’ll planting 2 trees with the collaboration of us and One Tree Planted. They are a great organization with a goal and vision that aligns with ours. Not just even send the kindness to Mother Nature, we’ll send 1% of our total sales for the Life Vest Inside. Together, We’ll be partnering with other companies who share our values, awesome customers, and local organizations to have no bad days. We’ll do things like blaze trails, clean up trash, help out on a farm and whatever else our community wants to learn about and participate in. Let’s make inspiring, empowering and educating people of all backgrounds to lead a life of kindness.