Aero Leather Clothing
Aero 38-1711-P Type A-2
The Aero Leather Clothing Company are proud to offer their prestigious reproduction of the 1938 Aero Type A-2, contract number 38-1711-P, cut from patterns developed from the original patterns used in 1938.
The 1938 Aero A-2 has many features not found on the later wartime A-2 jackets. For instance, the zipper fitting is a complex system with the left hand side of the zipper fitted between two slim leather facings which protects the lining from being caught in the zipper. Further, the jacket has the earlier offset collar design set into a slim leather collar stand that was dropped by most manufacturers, including Aero, on their WWII jackets. The fit is slimmer than all later jackets with a tapered body, slim shoulders, and slim sleeves.
Aero's standard verson is fitted with an alloy "Hookless Talon" zipper as standard. However, anyone preferring a simpler, but non-original to the contract, Japanese-made triple marked Talon zipper can add this zipper to their jacket.
Like all jackets from this contract, Aero's version has nipple stud snap down flapped patch pockets, although these are slightly smaller than later versions. The jacket also features a shirt-style snap-down collar with collar stand and unusual semi blind neck hooks which, again, were standard to the 1938 pattern Aero A-2. The jacket comes with the correct profile epaulets, knitted wool cuffs, knitted waistband, and a back constructed from a single piece of leather to limit stress on the garment. The jacket is fitted with a pure cotton lining and finished off with extra top stitching around the bottom of the jacket and sleeve cuffs, a feature that is unique to the 1938 Aero.
The Aero 38-1711-P Type A-2 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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