After more than 5 years making our crusher caps, we have decided to add some additional skills to our repertoire. As such we have undertaken to work closely with our long time friend John at Good Wear Leather Coat Co., to create an "Off The Rack" version of the venerable A-2 Jacket. This line, which we are calling our "Air Depot A-2" is a no frills standard version of the A-2 jackets that we all know and love. These will be made in standard sizes based on a 2" Grade, just like originals, and we will not be offering any level of customization for these jackets. This in an attempt to keep the cost of the items somewhere in the mid-range, with plans to stay right there with our pricing for the foreseeable future.
This new line of 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 great 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, that is made to the standards of the Army Air Corps and the AN inspectors on site, then this is the product for you. After all, it was "good enough for government work".