Standardised on May 29th 1931 as the regulation Army Air Corp intermediate flight jacket the Type A-2 was produced up until the middle of 1943, and saw service until the end of the war and beyond.
Throughout its 12 years of production a multitude of companies were involved in its manufacture. Although having the same specifications to work from, each manufacturer had their own house-style, and thus slight variations exist between them.
As a company that specialises in reproducing this particular style, one will notice we offer several different models of the A-2 in our range, each of them emulating, in some way or another, all the subtle differences that can be found on originals. Some are direct reproductions of actual makers (which can be found in our 'Original Makers' category), and others, such as the model advertised here, are of our own branded design and produced to our own house-style.
Cut and shape vary between originals, offering slightly different fits respectively. The model offered here is one that will appeal to those who prefer the slimmest of fits in this regard. The 'Eastman A-2 Slender' is slightly narrower in the trunk and sleeve circumference than any of our other models, providing a leaner looking garment that lends itself very well to the contemporary silhouette, whilst maintaining total authenticity.
Made from a stunning, veg-tanned Steerhide, in Seal-Brown shade, with plenty of grain feature, it is produced exactly to all the official military specs expected from a high-end reproduction of this genre.
Available in sizes: 36 - 44.
The Eastman A-2 Slender has made its debut appearance in the short-film music video 'TIME TO DANCE' by 'THE SHOES' starring Jake Gyllenhaal. See the official video on YouTube at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt9wnawn7xQ
Click here to watch the official video on youtube
This garment is available with the option of having a ‘TimeWorn®’ finish. For more information about TimeWorn® please see the link just below here.
Choosing the TimeWorn option renders the garment non-returnable. Please see our Terms and Conditions regarding returns if you require further information.