Vintage LL Bean A-2 Brown Leather Flight Bomber Jacket USA Made Talon Zip XL
L.L. Bean was founded in 1912 by its namesake, avid hunter and fisherman Leon Leonwood Bean in Freeport, Maine, USA. From day one the company has been synonymous with the highest quality outdoor apparel.
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 vintage - MADE IN USA - LL Bean A-2 flying jacket made from a premium leather, complete with TALON brass front zipper and Thinsulate lining.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition with general signs of use, discolouration and abrasion throughout, in particular to the arms and front chest. There is discolouration to the ribs and there is fraying to the left (as worn) cuff end and the right cuff has had stitch repairs. There have also been some stitch repairs to the lining. Not quite perfect but a great looking vintage A-2. Please see all pictures.
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: 46 and this fits like XL (UK Sizing) with a 53in 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% Leather. This is a mid weight leather jacket and weighs approximately 1.6kg.
- TALON brass front zip
- 2 lower patch pockets with snap flap entry
- Further front side entry pockets
- Rib cuffs and hem
- Fully lined with Thinsulate
- Fixed shoulder epaulettes
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): 26.5in (67cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 23.5in (59.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 22in (56cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 27in (68.5cm)
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.
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