Does CockpitUSA make the most authentic accurate horsehide military/civilian A-2 available? I think they do. I do not think any original A-2 leather was tanned and finished in Italian, Japanese or French tanneries nor veg tanned or aniline dyed. They were not treated to create or bring out grain. They were not sewn in shops in the UK or Japan. Cockpit uses domestic hides that are chrome tanned, pigment finished in the USA. Sewn in the USA at a factory that also produces jackets for the USAF. Obviously the patterns are not copies of original makers but they are accurate if not somewhat modern. The WWII model is roomy in the body and arms but so was a 27753 or Cable. The pockets on it may be more forward but some Dubows were too and current issue A-2's are forward and larger. The collar has a semi stand like the current issue. The patched jackets they offer have a collar stand and a slightly trimmer pattern with pockets placed further aft. I am not a shill for Cockpit, I am just someone who spends a lot of time outdoors in activities that a leather jacket is the best choice. I have worn out more than a few. I have been disappointed to see the high end repro makers lose their way and now offer fashion jackets.(Except for Lost Worlds, I just do not know if his leather is domestic. It's a little heavy on the weight and topcoat for me but he hasn't gone the veg/aniline/ broken grain route). The Cockpit horse is a really nice color, accurate weight, is supple and the grain is natural and it breaks in easily to look really nice. But most importantly very tough and durable, water and dirt resistant and long wearing. So if I'm wrong I am willing to be enlightened or flamed, whichever.