Type A-2 Eastman® :: Slender

JACKET - Flying Type A-2 Eastman® 'Slender' model

Veg-tanned WarHorse® Horsehide
Seal Brown
100% plain weave cotton, matched to the correct USAAF spec.
Correct bent wire style in dull nickel
Double barrel version
100% worsted wool, in authentic wartime spec and colour.
Woven USAAF spec

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 Horsehide, 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.

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


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

USAAF Insignia

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.

+ Sample Lining Stencil
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


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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