Gents - I've just saved a leather motorcycle jacket from certain death, lying in the dampness of an abysmal junk shop that had mountains of clothes just piled high and full of damp from the rain water leaking into the store. This jacket was falling apart, had mould and the guy who had the shop just didn't really know what it was. On inspection, I thought the leather was still pretty strong, no tears in it or rot. The lovely pre-war Lightning Zip was strong, just needed reattaching to the leather, as did the pockets and front leather French brace. It needed buttons (I have some 1930s caramel ones) and some TLC. When you show these orphans THE LOVE then they in turn will love you back in spades! A size 40 and the leather is light and buttery soft like the Cape Skin used for the American A1. Note how similar the pockets are to the later A2 jacket (in size and 'general ' style). I deliberated about replacing the elasticated waistband (it's like the fabric used for the American G1), but I decided to keep it as it is original to the jacket and the lack of elasticity does not detract from the overall jacket.