Our Line of "Air Depot" jackets, are based on those that would have been thrown at a raw cadet during training. They are meant to emulate the original jackets, faults and greatness included. The original jackets were made in large quantities and generally in a hurry by experienced seamers and cutters. If you are looking for the laser straight perfection of a Japanese reproduction, these jackets may not be for you. That said, if you are interested in something special, and made to the standards of the Army Air Corps and the AN inspectors on site, then this is the product for you.
Acme, Combat Crew A-2 (Steer) Acme 21996
Add "Deadstock" Talon Zipper
- This jacket is based on the AC Order No-W535ac21996 by Aero Leather Clothing Co. of Beacon, NY.
The pattern is a very comfortable fitting jacket, with large wide shoulders, large arm holes, roomy arms, and a generous body. This one just looks sharp. Aero seems to have one of the best balanced collar designs which is full but not unseemly.
This is the first of our "Combat Crew A-2" Styles that we will be doing. We start with a basic russet colored leather, which we first hot water treat, to bring up all of the natural grain in the hide. Next the jacket is dyed with several layers of color and allowed to dry thoroughly. Finally the jacket is cut and sewn, paying special attention to the grain patterns around the garment. Last the proprietary aging process is applied and finished with several hours of buffing to bring back the natural sheen of the leather. The treatment is time consuming indeed, but we think that the end results speak for themselves.
Aero Leather Clothing Co. W535ac21996 A-2 Jacket
Fit: this pattern is a comfortable fit in the correct size
Leather: Full Grain, Chrome tanned, Semi-Aniline, Mid Russet Steer
Knits: Red Rust Wool
Thread: OD#3 Tex 16
Zipper: Exact reproduction Talon zipper by Waldes, Japan