1930s Leather Halfbelt Jacket, Vintage Leather Jacket, A-2 Jacket, Sz 42, Exl
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1930s Leather Halfbelt Jacket, Vintage Leather Jacket, A-2 Jacket, Sz 42, Exl:
you are admiring a beautiful original late 930s horse hide leather halfbelt jacket. the horsehide is thick, strong, supple, but nice and soft to the touch. there is no dry rot, or hide tinning, just the usual surface wear as expected. please take note of the original label, which was reinstalled when the jacket was relined. the label reads "field &stream" which is a little hard to make out. but to the bottom left on the label, it reads "gordon & ferguson". gordon & ferguson was the venerable maker of pre war, and war time flight suits,and jacket for both the us army air corps, and the us navy. now, thats what i call pedigree. the detailing on this jacket is top of the line, with the beautiful back darting, and belted sleeves and waist belts. they are intact, and work properly. the dating of this jacket is easy to figure out with both the label, and the 1938-39 talon pin lock zipper [it has the original puller leather tie]. the original zipper is completely intact, and works flawlessly. the jacket was relined using the exact vintage[1930s-40s] cotton self edge denim that was originally sewn into the jacket. whats more, the color of the liner is a match for the original. there is no size tag, but by the measurements, i would say this original halfbelt fits as a true size 42. however, please read the measurements before offerding. chest, from pit to pit: 23". front length: 22 1/2". back length from the collar seam to bottom hem: 24 1/2". sleeves, from the shoulder seam to end of cuff: 25 1/2". shoulder seam to shoulder seam, at the top back: 19". if you have been looking for an original 1930s halfbelt, and just could not find one in your size or the condition was just to crappy, your search is over. this is the one. lots and lots of wearing life left in this jacket. why bother with a reproduction when you can have the real deal. i am customs friendly. please view my other vintage sales.