1920s Civilian A-1 Moto Jacket, Two-Tone Horsehide Leather
The Hickoree's A-1 Moto Jacket is inspired by an early 1920s US Air Force flyer's jacket prototype that eventually developed into the Type A-1 flight jacket officially issued in November of 1927.
The prototype was distinguished by the use of knit wool ribbing on the collar. Our version also incorporates construction details from 1920s motorcycle jackets, such as longer, roomier sleeves and a shorter hem that would allow for comfortably leaning forward on a motorcycle.
The jacket features two-tone horsehide leather, a design element inspired by the first prototype flyer's jackets that were manufactured using a combination of different leathers depending on available resources.
- Constructed from 1.2mm-1.3mm two-tone horsehide in "tobacco" and "russet"
- Horsehide tanned using a combination of vegetable and chrome tanning processes
- Aniline finish applied by hand
- Three-piece sleeves
- Horn button front closure, reinforced with backing buttons
- Two snap buttons at waistband
- Single button loop collar closure
- Two front flap pockets
- Pocket flaps lined with cotton canvas
- Pen slot in right front pocket
- Adjustable nickel buckle tabs at back waistband
- Lining: 100% cotton
- Collar rib: 100% wool
Made in New Zealand
|Chest (Pit to Pit)||21"||21.5"||22.5"|
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