U.S. Air Force Type L-2 Flight Jacket

Size Guide
How to measure
Shoulder:
Measure straight across the back of the tops, from one shoulder point to the other one.

 

Chest:
Measure straight across the buttoned chest, from one armpit to the other.

 

Sleeve
Measure straight across the sleeve, from one shoulder to the cuff.

 

Length
The tops length measurement is taken from the back of the tops from the top of the shoulder, close to the mid side of the neck, following the top of the tops down to the bottom.

 

Waist:
The waistband is measured from side to side along the top edge. Double that number to determine the waist measurement.

 

Seat:
Measure the hip at 6 inches / 15cm from the top front waistband. Double that number for total seat measurement.

 

Front Rise:
The front rise is measured from the crotch seam to the top edge of the front waistband.

 

Back Rise:
The back rise is measured from the crotch seam to the top edge of the back waistband.

 

Thigh:
The thigh is measured 1" / 2.54cm below crotch seam straight across the leg. Double that number for total thigh measurement.

 

Inseam:
Measure the length from the fork (where the legs meet at the crotch) to the pant hem, follow the inside seam.

 

Length:
Measure straight from top of the waistband to the edge of the hem.

 

Leg Opening:
This is measured straight across the leg opening. Double that number to determine the leg opening measurement.

 

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How to measure
Shoulder:
Measure straight across the back of the tops, from one shoulder point to the other one.

 

Chest:
Measure straight across the buttoned chest, from one armpit to the other.

 

Sleeve
Measure straight across the sleeve, from one shoulder to the cuff.

 

Length
The tops length measurement is taken from the back of the tops from the top of the shoulder, close to the mid side of the neck, following the top of the tops down to the bottom.

 

Waist:
The waistband is measured from side to side along the top edge. Double that number to determine the waist measurement.

 

Seat:
Measure the hip at 6 inches / 15cm from the top front waistband. Double that number for total seat measurement.

 

Front Rise:
The front rise is measured from the crotch seam to the top edge of the front waistband.

 

Back Rise:
The back rise is measured from the crotch seam to the top edge of the back waistband.

 

Thigh:
The thigh is measured 1" / 2.54cm below crotch seam straight across the leg. Double that number for total thigh measurement.

 

Inseam:
Measure the length from the fork (where the legs meet at the crotch) to the pant hem, follow the inside seam.

 

Length:
Measure straight from top of the waistband to the edge of the hem.

 

Leg Opening:
This is measured straight across the leg opening. Double that number to determine the leg opening measurement.

 

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Color
Olive
Size

DESCRIPTION

Introduced from 1946 to 1949, the L-2 is the masterpiece of the light flying jacket, used mainly in warm weather and summer. The L-2 was the successor of the A-2, which was to replace nylon as the main fabric from leather. The design is based on the B-15, removing the mouton shearling collar, replacing it with wool knit collars. The leather was replaced due to inconsistent sourcing and evolution of jet engine aircraft. The L-2 was only produced for a short span quickly replaced by the L-2A making it a rare jacket in the vintage industry.

** 3 zones existed in pilot uniforms (Heavy, Intermediate, Light, classified with how high the altitude was and the temperature the pilots would be in during combat). **

Bronson L-2 Flight Jacket outer is made of double-yarn nylon with a water-repellent coating. The lining is a unique rayon/cotton blend fabric for a thick, silky feel and some warmth, similar to the original. The zippers are vintage CONMAR zippers from IDEAL. The main zipper and the sleeve zipper are copper oxide. The collar and cuff are from a wool blend(70% wool/ 30% acrylic), the cuffs are tubular and have are no-seam rib-knit cuff.

DETAILS
  1. Outer: Encrypted double yarn nylon fabric with a water-repellent coating
  2. Lining: A unique rayon/cotton blend fabric
  3. The first version L-2 Leather oxygen mask clip( The later version are nylon ribbon)
  4. The collar and cuff are tubular and no-seam rib-knit from a wool blend(70% wool/ 30% acrylic)
  5. IDEAL CONMAR zippers
  6. YKK brass snaps
  7. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low
SIZE & FIT

Please carefully read the size info before purchase! Different products have different size info.
Please use this info as a general guide as measurements are approximate.

  1. Model Billy is height 5' 8”/ 178cm, weighs 158lbs/ 72.5kg, wears a size M/38, wears effect is fit
  • Size Shoulder(IN) Chest(IN)
    S/36 18.3 43.7
    M/38 18.9 45.7
    L/40 19.5 47.6
    XL/42 20.1 49.6

    Size Sleeve(IN) Length((IN)
    S/36 24.8 24.2
    M/38 25.2 24.8
    L/40 25.8 25.4
    XL/42 26.4 26.0
  • Size Shoulder(CM) Chest(CM)
    S/36 46.5 111.0
    M/38 48.0 116.0
    L/40 49.5 121.0
    XL/42 51.0 126.0

    Size Sleeve(CM) Length(CM)
    S/36 63.0 61.5
    M/38 64.0 63.0
    L/40 65.5 64.5
    XL/42 67.0 66.0

In order to best determine fit, it may be helpful to compare our garment’s measurements to a similar garment you already own. Lay your garment on a flat surface and take all measurements from the outside of the garment.

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