Available exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer by Cockpit USA, the current supplier of leather flight jackets to the Air Force, this updated classic version has a rugged outer shell of lambskin.
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Available exclusively from Hammacher Schlemmer by Cockpit USA, the current supplier of leather flight jackets to the Air Force, this updated classic version has a rugged outer shell of lambskin. First issued to the U.S. Army aviators in 1931 and worn by flight crews throughout World War II, the A-2 flight jacket was reissued by the U.S. Air Force in 1987. The hefty bomber jacket is cut for a generous fit and its poly-fiber fill provides cold-season comfort with a snap-down collar, epaulets, zip-up front with wind flap, two front cargo pockets (top and side entry), and knit 80% acrylic/20% polyester cuffs and waistband. It also has a hidden pen pocket under the left pocket flap and two inside chest pockets. The 100% polyester lining is printed with a pilot’s escape map of England and occupied Europe. Underarm grommets provide ventilation. Imported. Men’s sizes S (36), M (38-40), L (42), XL (44-46), or XXL (48-50). (6 lbs.)
Place one end of the tape measure at the center of the fullest part your chest. Wrap it around your body (including shoulder blades), keeping the tape parallel to the floor.
Measure around your waist where your pants sit, keeping one finger between the tape and your body to ensure an accurate fit. Think of the tape as a belt for these purposes.
The easiest way to do this is to measure pants that fit you well. Lay them flat, with the front and back creased smooth. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of leg hem.
Relax your arm at your side and slightly bend. Measure straight from your shoulder, down to where your cuff would be.
The easiest way to do this is to find a shirt with a collar that fits you well. Lay the collar flat. Measure from center of collar button to far end of opposite button hole.
HEAD (use for hats and caps)
Measure around the largest part of the head, with tape above brow. Keep the measuring tape around your head at the point at which your hat normally rides (approximately 1” above your ear).
HAND (use for gloves and mittens)
Measure all the way around the widest part of knuckles with your hand flat (excluding the thumb). The number of inches equals glove size.