The History of A-2 Bomber Jackets from 1927 To 1946
A-2 bomber jacket is the one that belongs to the American military and was originally invented and developed for and associated with World War II U.S. Army Air Forces Pilots, bombardiers, and navigators who had often decorated their jackets with the patches belonging to squadrons & elaborate the artwork which was painted on their back. The A2 leather flight jacket had been adopted being a standard-issue by the US Army Air Corps as the successor to the Type A-1 flying jackets on 9th of May 1931 as per the specification number 94-3040.
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A bomber leather jacket has into a must-have piece for all of the men, practically it could be found in the wardrobe of all men, our range of various styles have different variations: cool, warm, casual, classic, modern to old vintage with different styles and varieties in fittings and colors, something which is for everyone. The popularity of bombers is not surprising, specifically when you are considering the cultural icons. Think Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, Tom Cruise in Top Gun, and Steve McQueen in the Great Escape. Such films have placed the bomber jackets in the roles that are starring.
The classic trend: The evolution of bomber jackets from A-1 to A-2
The Type A-1 US Army jackets were introduced in the year 1927. The A-1 had a highly streamlined shape than that of WWI flight jackets. The leather that was commonly used for making A-1 jackets at that time was sheepskin, goatskin, & horsehide. The Type A-2 had been phased out in the year 1943 which was worn by WWII’s Air Corp daredevils, making the A-2 which was one of the most recognized versions of the WW2 A2 flight jacket. Luckily, our most ‘famous of them all website’ has got the original A-2 flight jacket for sale.
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What are a-2 jackets?
The Type A-2 leather flight jacket had been standardized by the US Army Air Corps being the successor to A-1. The classic A-2 bomber jacket design has remained in service since 1931 and over 80 years which later continued to be the most sought-after flight jacket model. The leather A-2 flying jacket is considered the hallmark of the American fighting man and has gotten donned by various legendary celebrities that included John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, and Gregory Peck. Our aviator biker jackets for men and men’s A2 leather jackets are considered perfect for daily wear and have been designed to last for endless years.
The difference between a-1 and a-2 jackets.
Both of the A1 and A2 jackets have got similar cuts but being different from the A1 leather jackets that had buttons, the A2 jackets had been fitted with sturdy sipper rather. The addition of collar and zippers to the A2 jackets might have contributed to the smartness and sophistication which it had over the A1 jackets.
How to wear a-2 bomber jackets?
Majorly, the A2 jacket was crafted from tanned horsehide with the steer hide and goatskin also been used. There had been used two color variants were – seal (Dark brown) and russet (medium brown). And the archetypal bomber jacket had been worn fitted in a slim silhouette. Most commonly, airmen would wear the US Army Air Force emblem on their left sleeve and the squadron patch on the right one.
In modern times, the special forces jacket could be worn with a simple white shirt or a black one. The cachet of the jacket was enhanced further being a sartorial choice for the stars of the movie like Steve McQueen as Hilts “The Cooler King” in the film of 1963 the Great Escape and Frank Sinatra had also got on board which included John F. Kennedy, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush.
Which one is the best for you?
You can wear it with a plain white tee or a black one along with denim blue or black jeans and sneakers. This would give you a cool yet modern look. Get our high-quality and best-designed A2 Bomber Jackets at the most affordable prices now.