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.
Poughkeepsie, A-2 (Steer) 28560
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- This jacket is based on the AC Order No-W535ac28560 by Poughkeepsie Leather Coat Co. of Poughkeepsie, 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. Poughkeepsie does seem to have made a jacket with a rather small collar profile and fitted it to a large neck hole. This causes the collar to fit a bit more snug than any other A-2, assuming you would ever actually close it all the way.
Poughkeepsie Leather Coat Co. W535ac28560 A-2 Jacket
Fit: this pattern is a comfortable fit in the correct size
Leather: Full Grain, Chrome tanned, Semi-Aniline, Dark Russet Steer
Knits: dark russet brown wool
Thread: OD#3 Tex 16
Zipper: Exact reproduction Talon zipper by Waldes, Japan