YMC v Eastman Leathers USAAF Type A-1 Flight Jacket (time worn)
YMC X Eastman Leathers
Origin of the A-1: Standardised on November 27th 1927 as a Summer flying jacket, it was the very first of the knitted waist and cuff windcheater type flight jackets. It was a style that was to set basic outline for flight jacket design for decades to come.
Synonymous with early aviation heroes such as Jimmy Doolittle, the A-1, although superseded by the A-2 in 1931, was still in limited use during WWII, and was not declared obsolete until September 29th 1944.
The reproduction: Our A-1 replicates the original to the last detail with its distinctive slim cut, and unique materials. However, unlike the early A-2s the A-1, being made from the much softer and finer Capeskin, wears very easy and feels like you hardly have it on. It is the perfect Summer weight flight jacket that can be worn from outdoors to indoors without feeling the need to take it off. It is the perfect all rounder, an absolute dream to wear, and a garment that exudes absolute quality.
The Capeskin used has been sourced and selected from the highest grade available. It's finished in an aniline Seal Brown dye, matched exactly to the original. This combination of quality and dye method produces a leather that is just delicious to touch and eye.
S - 40 inch
M - 42 inch
L - 44 inch