The A2 jacket was used throughout pilot history, the ribbed cuffs and waistbands helped keep the air out and therefore the jacket was pretty warm. The original A2 was seriously slim-fit, so much so that it would barely fit anyone now as pilots back then were quite a bit slimmer. We changed the sizing on the jacket to what it is now, the modern A2.Image of the jacket is a Large in Brown Cowhide
• Blouson Fit
• One Inside Pocket as standard
• Two Large Outer Pocket
• Zip Fastening
• Ribbed Waistband & Cuffs
• Made in England!
Brand:Wested Leather Co
I love this jacket
It fits great, the (standard) brown hide I chose feels amazing - soft but substantial, and the small changes that I asked for were executed perfectly. There was a slight problem with one pocket snap when the jacket arrived, but as always Wested's customer service was prompt and first-rate, and everything was resolved to my great satisfaction and relief. I've worn the jacket for months since and I just love it. Wested customer for life.
I have had my one off A2 jacket for a few years now,one off because when I visited Wested to sort a size out dear Pete said to me "I have just the leather for that..." sorry I don't know what leather it is made of but the fit and quality is,as always,superb.Will always treasure it and my memories of chatting with Pete.
I have just received my tailor-made Memphis Belle A2 this morning. The Italian Rosetta Hide is very suitable for this jacket. The bright sunlight outside will bring out the beauty of the reddish tint of this skin. I am very please with the quality of this jacket, although I didn't have this color in mind when I ordered it.