Aero Leather Clothing
The Type A-1 jacket was used as a summer flying jacket and was standardized for use on November 7th, 1927.
This original jacket was made from Cape Sheep Leather, had a cotton lining, wool knitted cuffs, and waistband. Aero's reproduction is the knitted collar version with flapped pockets with button closures that are placed low on the body.
The Type A-1 has five central buttons for closure with two buttons for neck fastening. The buttons on an Aero Type A-1 are hand sewn for extra durability. It has two snap buttons that fasten the bottom of the jacket. The back of this jacket has two leather panels--a top, straight yolk and a lower jacket portion.
The A-1 could still be found in limited use during WWII and was finally taken out of duty on September 29th, 1944, after stocks were exhausted.
The A-1 style can be specified in a variety of leathers, but Thurston Bros. recommends Vicenza Italian veg-tanned horsehide for this jacket. Click HERE for more information on ordering a custom Aero jacket!
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