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Men's leather A-2 flight jacket, 'Road to Victory' - Leather A-2 Flight Jacket Curate

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Road to Victory Leather A-2 Flight Jacket

During World War II, maps were often sewn in to the lining of the A-2 flight... more

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During World War II, maps were often sewn in to the lining of the A-2 flight jackets in case the pilots were shot down over enemy territory. This is a reproduction of the historical WWII flight jackets, originally issued in 1931 and then worn by the allied pilots who flew perilous missions over wartime terrain, and the lining features a re-creation of the survival maps of southern France. A surface of vintage French lamb leather adds to the authenticity. Features include some of the customizations that pilots preferred, such as the wind flap, front zipper with storm flap, hidden snap-down collar points, knit cuffs and waistband, and flap-top and side-entry pockets.

  • Leather; polyester lining
  • Features a zipper closure
  • Genuine leather may naturally show subtle marks, scratches or wrinkles
  • Professional leather clean only
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in China.
  • Ships fast from USA.

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"leather jacket"

Being an Asst production Acct I take the jacket with me on location

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"Beautiful Jacket"

I had to return the jacket because it was to big for me.

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"My best leather jacket"

I received this jacket from my inlaws in 2002. Man, it was awesome, so good looking and wonderfully comfortable. I wore it daily while i lived in Korea and then when I returned to the U.S. When you put it on, it's just like wrapping a big ol' quilt around you, warm and comforting and heavy. The only down sides are that the liner ripped pretty badly after a few years of wear. And the leather on the right sleeve (under my wrist) wore out entirely and looked awful. After that, I put the jacket away, hoping to get it fixed one day, but worried it would cost a fortune to get that leather fixed. But clearly, unlike any other coat I've ever owned, it was worth keeping until I could afford to get it fixed instead of tossing or donating it. PS - I finally took it to be repaired a month ago. Still waiting and hoping they can fix that sleeve. The liner shouldn't be too hard to fix.

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"Disappointed-leather very thin"

Beautiful look, poor quality, leather is ripping with slightest touch

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"great jacket"

Nice jacket. I have been looking for one for s long time and finally found it. Evrryone comments on it's look.

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"A Most Pleasant Surprise"

I share wilddogs enthusiasm for this jacket. I was absolutely blown away by the weight, the quality, the smell, the (leathery) squeak. The only disappointment was the country of origin. I seriously considered sending it back and shopped (surfed)around for a U.S. made equivalent. It doesn't exist. The map was what brought me over the top. This jacket is going in my will to my grandson.

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"Leather A-2 Flight Jacket"

The Leather A-2 Flight Jacket is everything I expected it to be.

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"Great Jacket, BUT..."

First, let me say this is a BEAUTIFUL jacket. Well-made, great details. However, it is VERY HEAVY for a leather jacket. I would wear it, maybe, two days a year here in SoCal. If you need warm and heavy in the flight style, this is your jacket. Also, on the negative side, I spent $26 to have it shipped to me and then $50 to ship it back. Granted, I knew the terms, but that's $75 to try on a jacket and discover it's just too heavy to wear in a warmer climate. I'll stick to buying clothing online where I already an familiar with sizing/fit. Again, this is a BEAUTIFULLY finished, cut and well-made jacket. It's just too much for me.

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"super jacket"

Love this jacket-great quality-do not care where it was made. Just the best

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"The best i ever had!"

It is great as all products i bought at NGS, the only problem are import taxes..toohigh

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"Great Jacket"

I have bought 3 of these jackets now, because they are great, classic, and true to form, according to a Navy friend who has that branch's version. Too bad it is made in China. Some words on map legend are misspelled, like "Bailways" instead of Railways...good grief.

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"A FRIEND FROM wwii"

I have been looking to replace this jacket since I had to turn in the one issued to me becauce my next tour of duty was the South Pacific in WWII. I have several pictures of our bomber crew in A-2 flight jackets.

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"Too bad it is made in China!!!"

I really was disappointed that an American classic was made in China! The inside label brags that they have been making these in NJ for 95 years and goes about how this in an authentic version of the jacket (even though it is unauthentically made in China). Many of the names on the inside map are incorrectly spelt, yet I assume that the authentic version had the correct names. Lastly, the little leather hook used to hang the jacket broke the first day it was hung.

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"truly outstanding jacket"

Extremely well made; soft, high quality leather. Far above the competition.

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"Too big to keep"

Loved this jacket in every way except it was too big and had to be returned. Most "M" sizes fit me quite well, but for this jacket I needed an "S" and NG don't offer it in "S". Best feature: the cut is generous under the arms which makes it comfortable for driving. Not so great feature: the lining is a bit showy for me (but I'd happily get used to it if the jacket fit).

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"thanks Ngo"

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"Brand authenticity"

I am very happy with this jacket. However Schott Bros. who make it need to sort out their brand authenticity. Within the jacket there is a some text about Scott and how this jacket was used in the second world war. At the end they talk about the meticulous attention to detail, and how they are made by hand in the United States. Yet at the top of the jacket, by the hook, is a tag that reads "MADE IN CHINA".

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"QUALITY JACKET FROM CHINA"

When I opened the box I was not xpecting much at all. As I have bought several SCHOTT jackets in the past.All were MADE IN THE USA..And were a poor quality product .With little attention to detail. But I WAS SUPRISED> THIS SCHOTT jacket was a HOME RUN. TO bad it had to come from CHINA to be this good. The leather is quality Lamb and first rate. Very soft but with a hefty feel.Unlike GOAT which is lightin feel and weight this Lamb had a more substantial feel to it and weights maybe a pound more than a same product in GOAT would. Its also lined and has some insulation in it. I like the jacket a lot. Small concern though, The top sewing in the cargo pocket area where the flap folds over the pocket. The stitching was a tad loose. May come loose in a short ammount of time. But as I am a very detail oriented and quality person.I see this Schott jacket as a great purchase. Just dont look to Schott to make a quality product with the USA label on it. I tried 3 times and was dissapointed all three times. But I now own two of there made in China flight jackets including this one from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC... And find them excellent. I believe you will not be dissapointed. Im and Large tall in sizing. But ordered an XL .I like a bit of more room. Dont much care for the confinment of the miltary sizing. So if your a true Xl this should work...NO reference this is a SCHOTT jacket.And a SCHOTT product it say so on the label...And thats true...Greg

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"Very stylish leather but thin leather."

I use this jacket on my daily flight. The front pockets allow me to keep my lights and sunglasses. The jacket is awesome in every way except the leather is very thin. I get in and out of the plane a lot and already have a few tears. Because of the thin leather I have to be careful and handle with care. The stitches on the zipper came off after a couple of wears but I managed to get a local dry cleaner shop to stich it up.

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"This is a JACKET!"

I'm a younger Veteran (Viet-Nam). I've always admired these jackets the WWII Vets had. Now I've got one. Worth every penny. I love it, it's the best jacket I've ever had!

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