at 09:13 AM
The jacket is the style 131 in the naked cowhide leather, which we produced from 1989 - 1994. Gail
at 02:56 PM
thank you very much for the quick reply.
I prefer this model (which I think is closer to the actual usaf A-2 jacket) than current a2sm, as I like the one piece back instead of 2 piece on actual a2sm. (this is why I got this jacket on the bay)
I hope Schott will make again closer to mil-spec A-2 jackets available for civilian (eventually horsehide :) ), as I love Schott jacket.
at 03:08 PM
The leather used in the mil-spec jackets would be either a goatskin or a cowhide not a horsehide leather. We have done military contracts and this is the specs for the leather. Gail
at 05:09 PM
You are right, current is goat, mentionned horsehide as reference to ww2 a-2.
still hope Schott will make such mil-spec available for civilian, with one piece back. (but maybe then would come the question about civilian deserving to wear mil-spec jackets provided to aire force crew... another topic).
Anyway, I really enjoy this jacket I got on the bay, as well as my 184sml that I own for 10 years and looks like new. (together with my ww2 roughwear repro).
thank you for replying my questions, and thank you for making such great jackets, Schott is a top maker!