Type A-2: Monarch Mfg. Co.
This jacket is a reproduction of a Monarch Mfg. Co. Type A-2. These jackets are quite unique among A-2 designs, and have a sharp, classy profile.
We have copied the pattern exactly using an original that we took apart, and we have handled many other original Monarchs.
The fit is slender but comfortable. The jacket has inset sleeves, which allow for slightly more easy of arm motion. The collar hole is a bit smaller like
a Dubow, and the front of the collar lays low on the body panels.
Monarch, as company standard, would sew the body seams of jackets with a stagger. If one compares the top leather panel to the lower leather panel
on a joint, the top leather panel has only about 5mm of seam allowance, whereas the lower leather has about 10mm seam allowance. This allows the garment
to be made quickly with no cut notches which are called "easing" in the folded top leather. Please note the diagram in the jacket images. Every
Monarch jacket that we have handled has been made in this manner, from their Navy jackets to civilian jackets, and of course their A-2.
Jackets of this contract were made with blackened brass Talon triple-mark zippers with painted stoppers and sliders. We have
reproduction that are amazing—blackened brass teeth, painted M-40 stoppers, and blackened sliders.
Details of this contract:
This jacket is slender and and looks athletic and sharp.
- usually russet brown aniline horsehide/cowhide
- comfortable slender torso, with square shoulders
- non-collar stand
- body shoulder seams centered under epaulets
- right-side throat clip eyelets have washers
- collar has long, rounded tips
- gracefully curved and somewhat long pocket flaps
- dull orange lining
- collar snap cap in body is hidden underneath lining
- OD green or mid-brown cotton thread
- ball stud snaps
- mid-brown knits
- originals had blackened brass Talon zippers
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of a size 44 Monarch Mfg. Co. made with veg-tanned russet aniline Italian horsehide.
Available sizes: 36 – 48 only.
|A-2 Monarch jacket: horsehide
|A-2 Monarch jacket: cowhide
Please contact us for more information about this Monarch Type A-2 flight jacket through our e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.