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    A-2 question

    Quick question, are there any jackets that look just like an A-2 but without patch pockets? I'm looking for something with side pockets I can put my hands into.

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    Many:

    http://www.stewart.it/en/products/
    http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/p...tail.php?id=23
    http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/p...tail.php?id=33

    Or both cargo and handwarmer pockets:

    http://www.aeroleatherclothing.com/p...tail.php?id=15

    I'm sure there's many more, the A2 is kind of a generic template for many leather jackets.

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    The Aero Happy Days model would have been my suggestion too, though as Metatron says it is a fairly generic style, of there are plenty of other options if you want something cheaper. Vintage jackets might be a realistic option, as non-military vintage leather in this generic style tends to be much cheaper. If price isn't the issue and you want something new, Eastman's Air Comfort model looks nice too.

    http://www.eastmanleather.com/produc...roducts_id=151

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    Back in the '80's it was considered a normal update to the A-2 to add hand warmer pockets.

    Check out the Avirex jackets:



    The current issue pattern includes side-entry handwarmer pockets (the first military-issue A-2 to include this as a standard feature), two inside wallet pockets, an interior double slotted pen/pencil pocket, and side panels for a more comfortable fit. Other features include a premium dark brown goatskin shell, two front snap-flapped cargo pockets, a snap-down collar (which secures the collar against prop or jet wash — or just a strong wind), an exterior windflap that conceals the solid antiqued brass zipper beneath it, a one piece back, knit cuffs & waistband, shoulder epaulets, and a poly-twill lining.

    http://www.uswings.com/ta2.asp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky View Post
    Back in the '80's it was considered a normal update to the A-2 to add hand warmer pockets.
    And it's been part of the current-issue USAF A-2 pattern since circa 1999.

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    Good points: I was thinking 'slash handwarmer pockets instead of patch pockets', but both can be had (probably easier and cheaper, too).
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    Gibson & Barnes Civil A2 has side pockets, although they also have the front patch pockets. I have 2, one in brown, and one in black. I like both. They run large, I wear a 40 or 42, and the size G&B that fits me is a 38R.
    http://www.gibson-barnes.com/Civil+A...18/prod_id/54/

    Their F82 jacket has side pockets also.

    http://www.gibson-barnes.com/F-82+Fl...18/prod_id/62/

    Their Catalina jacket, while not having the knits, is an A2 style of sorts, with no patch pockets.

    http://www.gibson-barnes.com/Catalin...18/prod_id/61/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omne View Post
    Quick question, are there any jackets that look just like an A-2 but without patch pockets? I'm looking for something with side pockets I can put my hands into.
    The "dominators" or "fonzie" jackets;

    http://www.stewart.it/wp-content/upl...6/giacca13.jpg

    http://www.highsnobiety.com/news/wp-...ore-jacket.jpg

    I own on of these in suede leather.
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    Maybe I have found what you are looking for... AERO's Windward... its my Flight Jacket without patch pockets and with handwarmer pockets.
    BTW: I have made an own creation with knitted waistbands and cuffs and slightly alteration and features - I call it the "Bush-Pilot Jacket"!

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