Full grain sheep leather from Chapal tannery
Waist and wrist knitted rib
2 patched pockets with snap button ﬂaps
2 inside pockets
Solid brass Riri zipper
Entirely handcrafted by Chapal manufacture, France
A bit of history…
In 1931, the US Army introduced an improved version of its A1 jacket called the A2 jacket. The buttoned front was replaced with a sturdy brass zipper, and a leather shirt collar replaced the knitted-rib one. It also features shoulder straps. It is probably the most seen ﬂight jackets in movies like The Great Escape (on Steve McQueen) or The Flying Tigers (on John Wayne).