J.A. DUBOW MFG. CO.
JACKET-FLYING, TYPE A-2
This jacket is based on J.A. Dubow's W535-ac-27798 contract. The contract was let on 25 Apr, 1942 for 50,000 jackets. The Dubow pattern is one of the most striking due to the unique collar shape. The pocket position is also interesting, as Dubow would position them with even spacing from the finished edge of the wind flap, and not based on the zipper.
Another detail unique to Dubow is that they made the sleeves quite wide at the top, and the back panel more narrow than most A-2 makers. The wider sleeve tops more than make up for the more narrow back panel, so the jacket is generally more comfortable to wear than most other A-2 contracts.
The 27798 can be made in horsehide or goatskin, with seal or russet shades being accurate for WWII. The knits are available in the dull purple-brown shade seen on most originals or a standard mid-brown shade.
Generally sewn with Dark Tan/Khaki thread, originals do surface with M-40 Kwik zippers as well as the more standard M-42 Talon style.
J.A. DUBOW MFG Co. W535AC27798
Fit: Comforatable fitting torso, with wide sleeve tops.
Leather: Chrome tanned,Veg. Re-Tan, aniline seal brown goatskin
Knits: Purple-Brown,100% wool
Thread: Dark Tan Cotton
Zipper: Exact reproduction M-42 "Talon" zipper by Waldes, Japan