Schott NYC (Schott Bros) located in New York USA, was founded in 1913 by brothers Irving and Jack Schott. They were the first company to put a zipper on a jacket, created the classic Perfecto biker jacket, and made clothing for the US Armed Forces during WWII. Schott is still owned by the Schott family and still manufacture much of their clothing in the United States.
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 - Made in USA - Schott A-2 flying jacket made from a high quality leather, complete with an Ideal heavy brass front zipper.
Used and in good vintage condition with general signs of wear, abrasion and discolouration throughout. There are a few marks to the lining and bobbling to the cuffs and hem. The zip is a little stiff but still works fine.
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: 48 and this fits like XXL (UK Sizing) with a 53in full external chest and the overall fit, this is a boxy 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 Shell, Nylon Lining. This is a heavy weight leather jacket and weighs approximately 2.6kg.
- Ideal heavy brass front zip
- 2 lower patch pockets with snap flap entry
- Further front side entry pockets
- Rib cuffs and hem
- Popper 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): 26.5in (67cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 27in (68.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 23in (58cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 25.5in (64.5cm)