The Real McCoy's

Type A-2 Mfg Co.

Brown

USD 1,963.13 (Tax Free)

Description

The A-2 is perhaps the most iconic of all Real McCoy products. Made by a small team nestled within their Kobe headquarters, the jackets are lovingly produced to exacting standards. The horsehide leather is produced exclusively by Shinki tannery for McCoy's. The arrival of the zipper marks a giant leap forward in the evolution of flight jackets. The initial small step came with the production of the very first zipper-attached A-2 fight jacket in 1931. Although A-2 production was terminated 1943 due to leather shortages caused by mass production of jackets for war effort, the curtain never closed on this icon. Vintage Photos from the Korean War reminds us that pilots continued to wear their A-2s with pride. And Still today the A-2 continues to hold the admiration of pilots and non-pilots everywhere. Manufacturing 200,000 flight jackets in a modern economy does not sound monumental, but in years between 1931 and 1943, everything was hand made. Additionally between 1934-35 there was not a single jacket produced. Since the inception in 1931-1940, there was only one contractor that was commissioned to manufacture the jackets each year. Essentially this meant that there was only a 3 year period between 1941-44 during which multiple contractors were all manufacturing jackets. The 200,00 figure is fundamental in symbolising the history and background for the fine legacy of Made in USA .

Product Code: MJ12103-MID-BROWN

Specification

  • Made from Horsehide Leather 
  • Vegetable tanned, Pigment finish
  • 100% Cotton lining 
  • Wool cuffs and waist 
  • 1940s bell-shaped Talon zippers
  • Made in Japan

The Real McCoy's

The Real McCoy's is a brand like no other. To many the outdated features of vintage clothing have little significance in today's modern society, but this is exactly what influences the brand. American fashion of the 1940's and 1950's is a source of great inspiration; a young country unburdened by the restrictions of traditional customs, one that’s uninhibited, rational and innovative. 

However, this ideology is not enough. To make extraordinary clothing with vintage details and twists requires the sensitive minds and outstanding work of craftsmen in Japan. They are highly skilled at manufacturing materials using the same methods and machinery from the past. Whilst they endeavour to create the very best reproduction, they also seek to make it even better than the original.

How to measure

This A-2 MFG Co. jacket body is a slimmer fit than others with the sleeves much thinner and a bigger, more stylish pocket curve.

A - Chest - Armpit to armpit seam
B - Sleeve - Armpit seam to cuff
C - Length - Hem to collar seam
D - Shoulder - Between the shoulder seams


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36 38 40 42 44 46
A 18.5 47 19.0 48.3 20.0 50.8 21.0 53.3 22.0 55.9 22.5 57.0
B 17 43 17.5 44.4 18.0 45.7 18.5 47.0 19.0 48.3 19.5 49.5
C 23.75 60.25 24.5 62.25 25.5 64.5 26.75 68 27.5 70 - -
D 16.25 41.25 16.75 42.5 17.25 44 18 46 19 48.25 - -

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