I have a faithful A-2 reproduction from Aeroleather. It is a stitch for stitch re-make of the original. It is correct right down to the WW II era NOS Talon zipper, and vertical pockets. There are no handwarming pockets that most reproduction A-2s seem to have. I had to get it a size larger than normal to give me more "play." On top of that, it's not especially warm. Any colder than a mild chill in the air and I put on something warmer.
All of that being said, I love my A-2 and I wear it every chance I get to try and break this beast in. I figure it should have that worn "wabi" look in about 20 more years of casual wear. That's when it will really be cool.
Posted on Nov 22, 2001, 9:20 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52