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Cooper A2 leather jacket size 42R


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 Post subject: Cooper A2 leather jacket size 42R
PostPosted: 15 Aug 2017, 19:55 
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Hi all,

Mijn eerste post hier op dit forum. Waarom? Omdat ik hoop dat ik hier een volgend baasje kan vinden voor mijn Cooper A2 leren jack. Iemand die weet wat voor geschiedenis er kleeft aan dit soort jacks en er met respect mee om zal gaan. Dat moet hier wel goed komen denk ik zo. :)

Hieronder even de tekst zoals ik hem ook op marktplaats heb gezet.

Te koop: vintage A2 Cooper leather jacket.

Maat 42R (medium)
Kleur: Bruin
Staat: ZGAN, geen krassen in het leer en de cuffs zijn nog perfect. Ondanks de leeftijd (minimaal 20 jaar oud) in perfecte staat.

Heeft altijd keurig in de kast gehangen in een rook vrij huis. Het plan was om deze te voorzien van nose art maar hier nooit aan toe gekomen helaas. Door het plan dat ik er mee had heb ik hem ook niet tot nauwelijks gedragen en heb ik hem al die jaren bewaard. Nu mag hij door naar een nieuwe eigenaar. Ideaal voor ww2 reenactment of gewoon super cool om te dragen. Cool in de zomer en warm in de winter.

Vraagprijs: 275 euro
Verzending verzekerd via PostNL. Ophalen ook mogelijk in Zuid-Holland (Wassenaar, Schiedam, Spijkenisse).

Graag geen onzin biedingen, de echte kenner weet wat voor kwaliteit hij/zij in huis haalt en hoe zeldzaam deze jassen zijn. Zeker in deze staat. Edit: dit hoef ik jullie niet te vertellen. ;)

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Indien gewenst kan ik meer foto's maken en sturen. Dit zal wel in het weekend zijn gezien ik doordeweeks in verband met werk niet thuis ben. Heb ik iets verkeerds gedaan of moet het in een andere format dan hoor ik het graag. :-)

Meer informatie.
The Cooper A-2 (flight jacket or flying jacket) is a leather jacket, made by Cooper Sportswear, worn by United States Army Air Forces and United States Air Force pilots, during World War II. It was replaced after World War Two by nylon versions of the jacket, though it continued to be worn operationally during the Korean War by World War II veterans called back into service. It was re-introduced by the military just prior to Operation Desert Shield, with a modification to allow for modern insignia on the front of the jacket, and has been in service ever since.
Key features of a military-specification jacket (as opposed to a civilian version) are one-piece back (some knock-off jackets have a seam across the shoulder blades; this seam causes discomfort during long flights in a confined position) and lack of side-entry hand-warmer pockets under the large snap-down patch pockets (apparently, the military designers did not want their pilots to be seen standing around with their hands in their pockets and believed that a lack of hand-warmer pockets would force pilots to be more productive and appear more professional) and no interior pocket.
Other key features include horsehide or goatskin leather for the shell, dual-knit waist and wrist cuffs, full-length brass zipper, two brass grommets under each armpit for ventilation, a metal hook under the collar to fasten the top of the opening, and snap-down collar so the tips won't blow around from propwash and jetwash. Seams on the arms of the jacket run along the backside of the pattern, so as not to interfere with movement of the arms along the sides of the torso in confined spaces. Military specifications did not provide for insulation of the A-2 model.
New-build A-2s for USAF members include a velcro patch on the left breast for removable insignia, whereas World War Two models had a thin 1-inch high by 4-inch long leather name tag sewn or glued directly to the leather jacket.
Cooper Sportswear ceased production in the late 90's and retailer inventories were exhausted some time afterwards. Even though the A-2 is still a military-requisitioned item and contracts have been awarded to other USA suppliers using the A-2 pattern, the Cooper label is considered collectible and highly sought after by World War II re-enactors and historians. A vintage Cooper A-2 in excellent condition can be worth more than the market rate of a new-build A-2 from a current manufacturer.


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