The Type A-1 Flight Jacket is the predecessor of Type A-2 Flight Jacket, began to serve in 1927, it is the ancestor of all flight jacket, the army pilots and navy pilots had gm. It is a single-layer jacket, mainly used in the spring and autumn and summer. It is also the first jacket to use the ribbing cuff for military clothing. The first year of the Type A-1 Flight Jacket was mainly made of goatskin, and with the advent of the Type A-2 Flight Jacket in the 1930s, it was gradually replaced by the more practical Type A-2 Flight Jacket. Still, it was also used in small quantities during World War II and was not officially retired until 1944.
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As always, a lovely piece of clothing, great quality, manufacture and fit. It is a lovely A1 at a very good price, with the quality/price ratio making this a steal. I never take it off, and I have a lot of leather jackets! It is just as it should be. The only issue I have is that buying from Bronson is becoming addictive! Great clothing and other stuff at very reasonable prices.
Simply awesome. The best A-1 for the money hands down. Not too much different in quality and materials than A-1's 3,4,5 times the price.
Great jacket, soft and comfortable. Size 44 is about a 23” chest and has a nice fit to allow for layering. The goat skin will only get better with wear and is tough, but light enough for cool summer days or nights.
Lovely A-1 flight jacket! Superb color with a fantastic contrast. I have the jacket for about a year and it begins to develop a nice patina.
Love this jacket, my wife bought it for my birthday. Its just superb quality, had to strengthen a couple of buttons but no big deal it's still 5 stars! I'm 5'8 189lbs 44 is a perfect fit.