Type A-2 :: Star Sportswear Contract 28557

JACKET - Flying Type A-2 Star Sportswear Contract 28557

MATERIAL
WarHorse® - Horsehide leather in Seal Brown shade
THREAD
Premium quality 3-ply 100% cotton in correct Havana shade
LINING
Authentic shade and weave in 100% cotton
KNIT
Tube construction. 100% wool in correct weave and colour
PRESS STUDS
Correct model 'Ball Stud'
ZIP
Talon M42
MAIN LABEL
Perfect reproduction of the original maker; Sar Sportswear Mfg Co. 28557 contract
POCKET LABEL
Perfect reproduction of the original - printed both sides
COLLAR HOOK
Correct type with kinked loop

The full designation of this contract is W535ac 28557 42-18245P. The Star Sportswear Mfg Co. was founded in 1918 and was located in Lynn Massachusetts. Although they received other government garment contracts this was the one and only contract awarded to them for A-2 jackets, in 1942. The company closed in the early 1990s.

Extensive research and development has gone into this product to offer you an A-2 reproduction of unparalleled authenticity. Our highly acclaimed War Horse® horsehide is used for the shell, produced exclusively for us to exact specifications, and designed to emulate the broken-grain character that is often found on originals.

The hide is 100% veg-tanned and is traditionally produced and sourced from Italy. There is only one way to describe it: Outstanding! Those who appreciate and understand the endearing feel and appearance of an original vintage garment will be positively 'blown-away' by the character and quality of this amazing hide.

Naturally, our Star A-2 emulates every detail of this contract's house style to the last stitch. The cut and stitch style has been faithfully reproduced to the finest detail, giving you a reproduction so accurate it could be mistaken for a dead-stock original.

The Eastman Star Sportswear 28557 A-2 offers the ultimate in products of this genre.

Available in sizes: 36 - 48

TimeWorn:
This garment is available with the option of having a ‘TimeWorn’ finish. For more information about TimeWorn please see the link just below here.

Please note:
Choosing the TimeWorn option renders the garment non-returnable. Please see our Terms and Conditions regarding returns if you require further information.


£824.99

NOTE: Jackets that are personalised with insignia, or that are Time Worn® (where Time Worn® is optional), are non-returnable

USAAF Insignia

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USAAF Name Tag Example

Please be aware this is only a representation of the final product. If any insignia is added to the product the jacket is non returnable.

(+£18.00)
+ Sample Lining Stencil
(+£25.00)
Close Insignia

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

Gloves

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

Hats

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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