HARTMANN® :: WWII German Flying Jacket Capeskin

HARTMANN® - WWII German Flying Jacket Capeskin

Highest quality Capeskin
Custom made, 100% wool plaid, matching in colour, design and quality to that taken from an original.
Real horn
Swiss made 'Riri'.
Hartmann JG52

The definitive WWII Luftwaffe fighter pilots jacket, as worn by Eric Hartmann, the highest scoring fighter ace of all time: 'The Hartmann®'.

This product has recently been revamped with a slightly adjusted, even trimmer cut and is now available in an amazing premium quality nappa. This new leather will leave you absolutely drooling with pleasure the moment you put it on. The top texture is butter soft, whilst the handle is firm enough that you'd expect in practical garment like this. Due to the more forgiving nature of nappa we were able to adjust the cut without sacrificing any comfort, so it can be worn just like Hartmann did - indeed you will find this style even more comfortable than it ever has been.

Eric Hartmann was accredited with 352 aerial victories during his service with the Luftwaffe in WWII. Known as the 'Blonde Knight of Germany', his ability in aerial combat was astounding. Awarded countless times for his skill and bravery he was eventually bestowed with the highest decoration for combat in the German armed forces; the Knights Cross, with oak-leaves, swords and diamonds.

In archive images from the period he can often be seen wearing a short leather jacket. Many Luftwaffe fighter pilots had these style jackets, with one in particular that was especially popular; a French made garment often referred to as a 'cyclists' jacket.

They were produced by a number of companies throughout the 30s and early 40s as an everyday lightweight all-purpose practical jacket for work or casual use. Each manufacturer had their own subtle way of shaping collar points, pocket flaps, angle of the zips, side fasteners etc, but the basic design was the same. One detail in particular that stands out, and is unique to these jackets, is a unique 'razor-blade' style buckle.

It wasn't long after the outbreak of WWII and the invasion of France that German fighter pilots found this style jacket very suitable for their purpose.

Our reproduction of this style is faithful to the original jacket worn by Hartmann in every detail. We have even had the 'razor' buckle reproduced, to ensure the utmost authenticity.

'Hartmann®' is a registered trademark of Eastman Leather Clothing

Available in sizes 36 - 48.


NOTE: Jackets that are personalised with insignia, or that are time-worn (where time-worn is optional), are non-returnable

Customer Size Guide

Jackets and Tops

Measure your chest over a T-shirt; it is helpful to get someone to do this for you. Do not inflate your lungs, just relax and stand with your arms out. The tape measure should be run around your chest right up under your arms and held snug, but not tight - this is your chest measurement.

Measure your chest The Size you
should order
in cm
34-36 86-91 36 XS
36-38 91-96 38 S
38-40 96-101 40 M
40-42 101-106 42 M
42-44 106-111 44 L
44-46 111-116 46 L
46-48 116-121 48 XL


Measure the circumference of your hand around your 4 knuckles (obviously do not include your thumb). Correlate this measurement with size chart below to assess your glove size.

Measure of your knuckles The Size you
should order
in cm
7 - 8 18 - 20 XS
8 - 9 20 - 23 S
9 - 10 23 - 25 M
10 - 11 25 - 28 L
11 - 12 28 - 30 XL


Measure the circumference of your head.

Measure of your head The Size you
should order
in cm
21½ - 22 54 - 55.5 XS
22 - 22½ 55.5 - 57 S
22½ - 23 57 - 58.5 M
23 - 23½ 58.5 - 60 L
23½ - 24 60 - 61.5 XL
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