The U.S. Army Air Corps issues the summer A-1 Flight Jacket.
Made originally in capeskin (a light leather) to be worn in open cockpit airplanes.
Soon, airmen realized it was effective even out of an airplane.
Something to do with, perhaps, that silhouette that makes anyone in it look more capable.
(You'll brush up on things.)
Since I don't think you'll be in many open-air cockpits, I've taken the liberty of making it more substantial, so you can wear it right away.
Because you'll want to.
Peterman reissue A-1 Jacket (No. 2508). Line by line copy of original, reproduced in a goatskin nappa, tanned in Italy. Fully lined in cotton. Heavy-duty zipper. Six pockets; two interior, two patch pockets, and two-side entry welt pockets. Knit at cuffs and bottom. 4 inch knit collar you can work in different ways. Classic jacket rarely duplicated today. I'm glad to be of service.
No need to salute.
Men's sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Imported.
R.A.F. Scarf (No. 1139), supplemental gear favored by legendary air ace Douglas Bader and other pilots in "the thin blue line" during the 1940 Battle of Britain. Respectfully copied from a surviving original. Two-ply cut of smooth silk with a small bit of wool (no shine). Dimensions: 19-1/2" wide x 70" long, with 1/2" fringe. A fine thing to see, touch, think about. Color: Blue with small (1/8" in.) Cream polka dots.
Classic Aviator's Scarf. The prevalent version, first cut expeditiously from retired parachute silk. Worn by airmen (and women) as early as 1910, well into the 1940s; closed cockpits and full instrumentation made it less and less necessary, more and more dashing.
Aviator's Scarf (No. 4018), substantial double-layer of sandwashed Ivory silk twill with finished seams on all four sides. Dimensions: 13" wide x 71" long.
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