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.
Cable Raincoat, A-2(Goat) 42-10008-P
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- This jacket is based on the AC Order No-42-10008-P by Cable Raincoat of Boston, Mass.
Originals appear to have been made in both Goatskin as well as Horsehide. Most often with mid-brown cotton thread, but some extant examples do have OD#3 thread.
The pattern is one of the most comfortable fitting jackets from WWII, with large wide shoulders, large arm holes, roomy arms, and a roomy body. It's not a baggy pattern, but looks very sharp. Cable seems to have made this pattern quite generous in the arm length and as such can be a very comfortable pattern for driving and not having the sleeves run up your arm.
Cable Raincoat 42-10008-P A-2 Jacket
Fit: this pattern is a comfortable fit in the correct size
Leather: Veg tanned, aniline russet brown goatskin
Knits: Mid-Brown,100% wool
Thread: Mid-Brown Cotton (16/4)
Zipper: Exact reproduction Conmar zipper by Waldes, Japan