JACKET - Flying Type A-2 Werber Leather Coat Co. Contract 1729
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.Continue Reading
- Veg tanned WarHorse® Horsehide
- Woven, Mil-spec
- COLLAR HOOK
- Mil-spec, hand sewn in
- Mil-spec 100% wool in correct colour matched to original early caramel shade
- To bottom of 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.
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
This garment is available with the option of having a ‘TimeWorn’ finish. For more information about TimeWorn please see the link just below here.
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