Cooper Sportswear Mfg has a long tradition of making superbly functional and distinctive jackets in the finest quality leather. They have also been supplying the US military since 1917, their leather flight jackets having been worn by thousands of pilots and ground crew.
The Type A-2 leather flight jacket is an American military flying jacket originally invented and developed for and closely associated with World War II U.S. Army Air Force pilots, navigators and bombardiers.
This is a premium Goatskin leather - Made in the USA - Cooper Sportswear A-2 flying jacket, fully lined with an Ideal brass front zipper. The orange label dates this jacket to circa 1980s/ 90s and we believe this to be a civilian reproduction jacket.
Used and in good vintage condition with general signs of wear, abrasion and creasing throughout, with bobbling to the ribs. An iconic flight jacket with bags of character.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear and will not smell like new, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
SIZE: 42R and this fits like L (UK Sizing) with a 47in full external chest and the overall fit - but it depends how loose you like to wear (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 100% Goatskin Leather. This jacket weighs approximately 1.2kg
- Ideal brass front zip
- 2 lower patch pockets with snap flap entry
- Rib cuffs and hem
- Fixed shoulder epaulettes
- Fully lined
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 23.5in (59.5cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 25in (63.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 21.5in (54.5cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 25.5in (64.4cm)