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A-1 Leather Flight Jacket



The “father of all flight jackets.” The A-1 was adopted by the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1927 and was the first official jacket in the history of U.S. aviation, synonymous with famed pilots Charles Lindbergh and Jimmy Doolittle. The first “wind cheater” of its kind, the historic original was made with 100% worsted wool knit collar and cuffs, not to mention its durable yet supple leather hide, cut in a sleek, stylish fit – both utilitarian and handsome. Chapal’s recreation is true to the original in style and is a stunning 3-season piece.

  • Genuine vegetable tanned leather body
  • Thick, supple sheepskin ages beautifully
  • Wool knit collar, waist and cuffs
  • Poplin cotton interior lining
  • 2 exterior / 2 interior pockets
  • Perfect with a tie, like Lindbergh, or with a T-shirt, like McQueen
  • Made in France
Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Size & Fit

  • Runs small, order the next size up

Company Background

Founded in 1832, Chapal of France is regarded as one of the best leatherworks in the world. With a rich history – particularly in motoring and aviation, reverence for tradition and exquisite attention to detail, this family-run company has been a respected institution for 179 years. For more information on Chapal, visit our Workshops section.