Now that you mention it, I think I wound up this way (more)
in reaction to those patch-covered Avirex jobs, the ambience in the old Cockpit store in Beverly Hills.
Aero, by the way, will do you an A2 with just the blood chit, I believe.
But having been headed in this direction, I was driven further by (1) the cut, which may have been very practical in a cockpit, but arguably isn't, at large, (2) the type and positioning of the pockets (which I have read was specified in part as a preventative for pilots standing "arms akimbo", which may well be myth) and (3) the discovery of Aero's reproductions of incredibly bitchin' civilian jackets which I had long coveted in vintage clothing shops but had been unable to wear because they are invariably much too short in the body.
Posted on Nov 24, 2001, 6:44 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52