Type A-2 :: Werber Leather Coat Co. Contract 1729

JACKET - Flying Type A-2 Werber Leather Coat Co. Contract 1729

SHELL
3oz, veg tanned, Vintage WarHorse®
COLOUR
Havana brown
LABEL
Woven, Mil-spec
COLLAR HOOK
Mil-spec, hand sewn in
KNIT
Mil-spec 100% wool in correct colour matched to original early caramel shade
RIVETS
To bottom of zip
ZIP
Hookless® - An Eastman Leather Clothing trademarked brand

During the first three or four years following its standardization in 1931, the A-2 was produced by very few manufacturers. The Werber Leather Coat Co (more commonly known by its later title of Werber Sportswear) was one of these. This particular contract is almost certainly their first, that being in the year of 1933.

They operated out of New York, in the district of Beacon, but during the mid 30's the factory burned down, and they relocated to 120 Water Street, Newburgh NY.

As always, we endeavour to bring you a recreation of unparalleled authenticity, and if possible something with that little bit extra speciality to win your admiration; in this product we believe we have achieved that.

Made from a premium grade, 3oz, veg-tanned Vintage WarHorse® Horsehide, this model is going to appeal to those who appreciate the slightly lighter shade of A-2, typical of contracts from the early 1930s.

Hookless® Zip.
One of the glowing features we have managed to reproduce for this garment is the early production Hookless® zip. Hookless® was the former brand name of Talon. From 1913 to the early 30's Hookless® zips were produced and supplied to many of the companies producing military contract clothing; not least of course to the A-2 manufacturers, such as Werber. Although the name on the puller changed from Hookless® to Talon, the zip design is exactly the same. Since then Hookless® has become extinct, but we have resurrected it, and to an incredible level of authenticity.

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.

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+ Sample Lining Stencil
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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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