Here is my latest jacket (a capeskin A-1 by Good Wear Leather). John Chapman bounced over some images of a recent A-1 test jacket that he had produced and, despite the figuring of the recent capeskin, I was really won over by the detailing. There are several generic A-1 patterns that tend to come up in the period photos (not as well documented as later WW2 jackets), but the ones that have consistently appealed to me are the early 1920s versions with buttons to the lower waistband and pockets sitting more closely to the central line. Although it's not always that clear from the period photos, the collar knit is less fussy with a single button fastening as you see here, rather than the more common two buttons. The knits are tailored from the more golden coloured wool and complement the hide/pattern well in my view. The sleeves have the triple stitched, raw edged seams that John habitually uses. For comparison, check out the images of the more conventional, production version (http://www.goodwearleather.com/pages/gwtypea1_images1.html). It's a very comfortable jacket in use and the grain is already beginning to become less pronounced with wear.