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Type A-2: Good Wear Poughkeepsie
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Type A-2: Poughkeepsie Leather Coat Co.


J.A. Dubow Type A-2 Jacket » Russet Horsehide Poughkeepsie

In 1942, Poughkeepsie Leather Coat Company had one contract for a Type A-2 flight jacket. Their A-2 pattern can often be confused with Aero, but the Poughkeepsie design is actually quite different. Little is known by us about the company, and we've never seen a jacket outside of their military contracts.

The pattern is very smart, and quite comfortable. The shoulders and arm holes are roomy. The collar has a smaller profile, but the hole is large, so the collar won't hold tight to one's neck.

Many original Poughkeepsies were made with a very dull russet pigment brown on thin horsehide. Most were sewn together with a very light olive drab colored cotton thread, which we have copied. The pockets are almost as square as Aero A-2 pockets, but the corners are usually rounded, and the flaps a little shorter. Our label maker has perfectly emulated the typeface and design of the original labels. We have only seen brass and nickel Talons on originals.

The Poughkeepsie is a great common-sense A-2 jacket, with a comfortable design.

Details of this contract:
  • russet or seal pigment finish horsehide
  • comfortable torso with wide and square shoulders
  • simple collar design
  • dull tan lining and light olive cotton thread
  • large ring snaps
  • dull mid-brown knits
  • originals were made with Talon zippers
»  Click here for photographs of a size 46 Poughkeepsie A-2 flight jacket made with seal brown horsehide.

Available sizes: 36 – 48 only.

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

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