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Aero Leather Clothing

Aero USAAF 42-15142-P Type A-2

$ 1,099.99

Aero's latest version of the 42-15142-P benefits from a complete overhaul of their A-2s that they've just completed after months of sampling and checking of even the tiniest of details

This latest incarnation is cut from the original WW2 patterns made by Aero Leather Clothing of Beacon NY. Aero's original patterns had been in daily use since they began making A-2s and during those 30 years or so, the wear and tear has taken it’s toll and some patterns were straying off the original patterns. Aero realized this when they recently came across some of the original old paper patterns taken from dismantled WW2 jackets and now these have been checked across the whole size spectrum. They’ve also checked gaps in their original WW2 paper archive patterns by dismantling a few wrecked original jackets and taking exact patterns from these, bottom line, and checking the entire grading from 34" to 52", they can guarantee that Aero's current 42-15142-P fits identically to the equivalent WW2 issue jacket.

Styling, detailing, stitch pattern and label are facsimiles of the original Aero Leather Clothing, Beacon, NY Contract 42-15142-P. This Type A-2 is fitted as standard with a high grade Japanese made WW2 replica Talon zipper, a zipper identical in even the tiniest detail to the original WW2 Talon.

PATTERN AERO LEATHER, BEACON, NY. : Original WW2 42-15142-P PATTERN

LEATHER/KNIT COMBINATIONS : (Most typical) SEAL HORSEHIDE /RUST

THREAD : OLIVE DRAB

ZIPPER : TALON

STUDS : LARGE RING

The USAAF 42-15142-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!

This product page is for the payment to start the custom order process for a custom 42-15142-P Type A-2.  The payment is for the base price of the 42-15142-P Type A-2 plus the shipping for the fit jacket.  You can read more about the fit jacket process our Custom Aero page!  The costs for extra items are listed on the Custom Aero page.

To find out what we currently have in stock in the Aero USAAF 42-15142-P Type A-2 contact us at sales@thurston-bros.com. You can also contact us for professional sizing for this style.

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