Current USAF Issue A-2s

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  1. Technonut

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    WOW! That's a size 40? Looks kind of close to G&B's sizing IMO. For example, I'm a 44, and a great fit in an A-2 for me (NOT a tight fit) is:

    Pit-Pit: 23.5-24"
    Length: 25.5-26"
    Shoulders: 19.5"
    Sleeves: 25.5-26"

    I am 5' 11.5" tall, have a 44" chest, float between 185-190lbs, and have a 36" waist. The shoulders on the above 40 would certainly droop on me, and the sleeves and back length would be too long....
     
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  2. Drewdog2323

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    I have tried on the current G&B A-2 jackets at their store in El Cajon and they fit larger than my Cockpit jacket. The G&B jackets are cut really disproportionally large in the body and short in the sleeves and body for me. I really tried making G&B work but their cuts just don’t match up with my body type.

    I am 6’2”, 185lbs, 42” chest and have broader shoulders. My shoulders work well in leathers that have a 20-20.5” shoulder width. Sometimes I have to trade off for a bit more room in the waist for more room up top - it is definitely a balancing act.

    I would say the size 40 in the Cockpit may work for you, but maybe could try a 38 too just to see.
     
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    Thanks, Doctor! I am loving the jacket more than I anticipated!

    I appreciate the jacket for what it is...a very well made current issue A-2. If I want the WWII look, I have my Eastman for that :cool:
     
  5. Seb Lucas

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    I've owned 3 G&B flight jackets in size 42 - they all had the same measurements as the 42 Cockpit USA jacket in terms of each mesurment. Maybe a touch smaller. But that's still oversized. A G&B size 40 tall is a perfect size 42 fit for me.
     
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    Who is that/are they? That jacket is almost the length of a car coat.
     
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    Left is former VP Joe Biden. Not entirely sure who that is on the right.
     
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    Thanks - I am terrible at recognising faces.
     
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    On the right is Julia Louis Dreyfuss, of Seinfeld and VEEP fame, I believe.
     
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  12. bn1966

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    Looks sh*te at that length :) like those hipster MA-1 'dresses'
     
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    I'm not sure which looks worse; the length or the fact that it appears that the patches have been removed.
     
  17. Seb Lucas

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    I think that's velcro.
     
  18. Doctor Damage

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    Everyone whines about the length on modern-day A2 jackets, but the originals were kinda short and look best with your grandfather's pants pulled up high.
     
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