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Type A-2: Good Wear Dubow 20960
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Type A-2: J.A. Dubow W535-AC-20960


J.A. Dubow Type A-2 Jacket » Russet horsehide Dubow 20960

This jacket is based on J.A. Dubow's W535-ac-20960 contract, which was the very first A-2 contract Dubow had made. This was a relatively small contract, and appears to have been completed in 1941. The pattern and details of their first A-2 contract are unique, with the most obvious being that these jackets had a collar stand.

It would appear that most were made with russet horsehide, but seal brown examples have been seen. We offer both.

The body pattern is quite similar to the later 27798 shape, with the torso being just a tiny bit trimmer. This pattern works best with a relatively athletic physique, though larger sizes in originals have much wider bodies from the chest down. The collar shape is quite different than later Dubows, with a larger collar that has a crescent shape, like Werber or Rough Wear.

A number of these Dubow 20960 A-2 can be seen in photos of the Doolittle Raider crews. The position of the pocket near the wind flap is the first detail one can find (note Links page for photos). Jimmy Doolittle is wearing one.

Details of this contract:
  • russet or seal horsehide/cowhide
  • slender torso and wide, comfortable sleeve tops
  • strong, square shoulder design
  • collar stand
  • wide epaulets with large x-stitching
  • dull orange lining and dark brown cotton thread
  • ball stud snaps
  • dull mid-brown or golden brown knits
  • originals were made with Crown zippers
This jacket is trim, but if sized right, very comfortable.

»  Click here for photographs of a size 44 J.A. Dubow 20960 A-2 flight jacket made with seal brown horsehide.

Available sizes: 36 – 48 only.

Pricing:
A-2 Dubow 20960 jacket: new horsehide $1,549.00 USD
A-2 Dubow 20960 jacket: cowhide $1,449.00 USD
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Please contact us for more information about this J.A. Dubow W535-ac-20960 Type A-2 through our e-mail: info@goodwearleather.com.

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