The A-2 is perhaps the most iconic of all Real McCoy products. Made by a small team nestled within our Kobe headquarters, the jackets are produced to exacting standards. The horsehide leather used is produced exclusively by Shinki tannery for McCoy's. The arrival of the zipper marked a giant leap forward in the evolution of flight jackets. This initial small step came with the production of the very first zipper-attached A-2 fight jacket in 1931. Although A-2 production was terminated 1943 due to leather shortages caused by mass production of jackets for war effort, the curtain never closed on this icon. Vintage Photos from the Korean War reminds us that pilots continued to wear their A-2s with pride. And Still today the A-2 continues to hold the admiration of pilots and non-pilots everywhere.
The 'Canyon Red Seal Brown' leather is a newly developed leather that uses a pigment finish. While having a similar finish to what is expected of aniline dye, this new pigment formula allows an even colour distribution unlike aniline dye and significantly reduces the amount of shine and thickness of paint often seen in traditional pigmented leather. The red used as the base colour closely resembles the Red Canyons found in the state of Utah. With wear, this red will create an ideal contrast against the top coat seal brown.
- Vegetable Tanned Horsehide (Pigment Finish)
- Cotton Broad Cloth Lining
- Talon Front Zipper
- Wool Ribbings
- Made in Japan