Landing Leathers Men’s Air Force A-2 Flight Leather Bomber Jacket – Brown LT

Landing Leathers Men’s Air Force A-2 Flight Leather Bomber Jacket – Brown LT

  • Snap storm flap over front zipper
  • Ribbed cuffs and hem
  • Dual entry pockets
  • Interior pocket
  • 100% leather

This flight jacket made to the same unyielding standards as the authentic A-2 military version. Soft lamb touch supple nappa is sewn with a dual entry pockets, plus ribbed cuffs and hem to snug in warmth. Imprinted WWII U.S flag lining.

List Price: $ 319.99

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3 thoughts on “Landing Leathers Men’s Air Force A-2 Flight Leather Bomber Jacket – Brown LT

  1. 321 of 327 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Big Surprise!, February 5, 2008
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    Riderdoc “Doc” (Pacific Northwest USA) –

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    Material: a very soft, evenly-dyed glove leather (goatskin). Perfect for casual to “dressy” wear in spring, summer, and fall. Too soft for construction sites (unless you’re the boss and don’t plan on rubbing up against a nail). Collar and flap-pocket snaps are black-anodized (I bought the jacket in black). Vent grommets are brass. Zipper is YKK metal – not plastic – and very smooth (I added a leather zipper pull). Woven cuffs and waistband are the soft kind and tend to fuzz a little. Lining is uninsulated khaki material with American flag stencil and nylon sleeve linings. Nice leather-backed “Air Force” label.
    Fit: Perfect for my size (L) and the 1940’s fighter-pilot “blousing” around the waist is exactly right as is the lay of the snap collar and the curve of the epaulets. A whole bunch more comfortable than my old, heavy, $300 one. More authentic too!
    Construction: Seems to be CAD-designed and made. Obviously modeled from an excellent original . . . maybe an Eastman. Extremely straight seams with turned edges. Evenly stitched everywhere. Feels like double-layer leather throughout, but not heavy at about 4 pounds. The back is three-piece leather rather than one-piece . . . a detail disliked by pilots for reasons of comfort on long flights in steel seats. Not important to me and even the L.L. Bean “Flying Tiger” version is three-piece at $289 or so.
    Bottom line: While nobody is going to confuse this A2 with one of Neil Cooper’s thick-leather masterpieces, they’re not going to believe you paid a hundred bucks for it either. After a week of wear, it was my favorite jacket. After a month it’s starting to take on some character and I am very, very surprised at the number of compliments I get.

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  2. 313 of 323 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful jacket, be wary of tall sizing, June 5, 2008
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    Desert Mama (Tucson, AZ) –

    The jacket itself is spectacular-looking and has really nice features at an incredible price. My problem was with the sizing. I ordered the “XL Tall” size for my husband who is 6’3″. He normally wears an XL and can sometimes get away with a non-tall jacket but more often than not he needs the size to specifically indicate “tall”. Well, this jacket was nowhere near being tall, even though the label indicated so. The sleeves were very much “regular” length. I ended up giving the jacket to my dad, who is 5’11” and the jacket and sleeves fit him perfectly.

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  3. 213 of 224 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very nice replica A-2 Bomber, December 8, 2008
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    First off, let me say that I’ve owned several Military Issue A-2 Bomber Jackets, so I have a pretty good idea of how this compares the original. The color is very close, if not, slightly darker than some of the originals out there (Avirex, Cooper, etc..). The best way to describe it is that it’s ‘chocolate’ in color. Pretty dark, but nice. The sewing is tight and the leather seems to be nice quality as well. I have no idea what others were saying about the leather being thin. This is not thin for an A-2 Jacket, and actually thicker than the first original horsehide A-2 that I owned.

    Finally, I almost purchased a size larger than I wear (due to the other reviewers saying that it runs small). But that’s not the case. If you look at old photos of WWII Pilots wearing the A-2’s, you’ll see that they’re worn fairly tight around the chest and shoulders. But…you can look pretty dorky wearing one of these too tight now a days. In any case, this jacket is pretty generous in the ‘width’ department, so no need to worry unless you’re a clydesdale. If that’s the case, then it probably makes sense to go one up on sizing. Otherwise, use the Luxury Lane ‘general’ sizing chart on their web site as an accurate guide.
    Enjoy!

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