Willis and Geiger A1 Leather Jacket

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Matt Deckard, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    One of the lesser seen aviator jackets. Well lesser seen in the vein of being called an army air corps jacket, the A-1 heavily caught on as more of a civilian staple with the knit collar, while the military went to a leather pointed collar and a zipper that [​IMG][​IMG]became a look synonymous with WWII. With the invention of the motorbike and airplanes having cockpits, I feel as though the necessity for a jacket that didn’t have a skirt that could fray in the wind or catch on controls became paramount. I can just imagine the pocket of a regular jacket getting caught on some lever or knob as a crew of a bomber is trying to navigate past each other at 10,000 feet. Seeing it on the heroes of the late 1920s and early 1930s, I believe made it a staple for anyone wanting to have that action wear look even if they didn’t have that action wear life. [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
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  2. Lance Sterling

    Lance Sterling Familiar Face

    Good stuff, can you recommend resource material for study

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