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.
A special model using the Model 220 as the base. The vegetable tanned horsehide is hand dyed with persimmon tannin dye and finished with lacquer. The unique colour of the persimmon tannin and the unique luster of the lacquer creates an exceptional hue that can only be realised with all-natural ingredients. The jacket is lined with a luxurious gold-coloured custom produced rayon.