A friend asked me if Kerouac wore a sealskin jacket in ‘On The Road’. I told him I hadn’t read the book but the seal probably referred to the colour of his ‘bomber jacket’ rather than the source of the leather. I speculated that as there was plenty of military surplus about it might have been an A2 or a ‘G1’ (he knows those styles so I didn’t want to confuse him by mentioning M422a) or possibly a commercial leather jacket. I’ve read on here that in the ‘80’s Banana Republic made an ‘on the road’ jacket which was a generic sort of zip up A1 style with handwarmer pockets. Does anyone know what he really wore?