Rare WILLIS & GEIGER US Army Air Force A2 Brown Leather Flight Jacket. New with Tag - Tiny rip on left side of the ribbed knit part of the waistband as shown in photos. First issued on May 9, 1931, the U.Army Air Corps type A-2 summer open cockpit flying jacket became one of the most popular garments ever issued to aviators. Willis & Geiger was one of the original suppliers of this classic during its long service life, where it saw action in every theater of operations until long after World War II and the Korean conflict. The original Willis & Geiger A-2 was made of seal brown horsehide and later goatskin, as it is made today, with one piece back and set-in sleeves.
The original was lined in brown spun silk, which gave way over the years to cotton, and today Bemberg rayon. The cuffs and waist-band, like the original are brown merino wool single-direction ribbing knit.
Men's Size 46 - Length 29" - Shoulder to Shoulder 21" - Armpit to Armpit 26" - Sleeve length from collar to cuff 33" plus 3" merino wool knit cuff - Sleeve length from Shoulder seam to cuff 25" plus 3 ribbed cuff. Please compare these measurements to your own for best fit. Comes with Leather Information tag explaining the variations and tanning methods used in making quality leather garments. The item "Rare WILLIS & GEIGER Air Force US Army A2 Brown Leather Flight Jacket Sz 46 NWT" is in sale since Wednesday, August 8, 2018.This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men's Clothing\Coats & Jackets". The seller is "mlb9662zre" and is located in Highlands, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.