Not sure I'd Chapal leather has ever got a mention here? It's a French leather co that have been around since late 1800's and are being 'promoted' in issue 50 of The Rake magazine if anyone is familiar with? Basically it's a mans mag aimed at the discerning high earners (not me!) but has some stylish gear, few adverts and great historic articles on past classic icons/ film stars etc., and notably never say what the cost is of anything - the adage I guess is if you need to ask you can't afford it however prices do appear on their website. In said issue they are showcasing the 'usaaf aviator' which is a hybrid A2/G1 and whilst it's nice at £2675 make high end repros we know absolute bargains. Still and to the point, the article is full,of inaccuracies yet written by the editor who claims to have owned dozens of A2's and G1's - he provides wrong contract no, offers comments like the fact for no seam on back because it would 'abrade' the pilot and despite mentioning the one piece back mentions it's 'deep pleats' earthier side!! It's also says the G1 was created from the A2 blueprint and that Chapal leather was a 'major' supplier the Usaaf. Chapels own website even leads you to poss believe they created Charles Lindberg's A1 and the A2 design, creative wording I think!! In another issue they say A2's were originally made using 'seal' leather. I do hate such misleading articles and want to contact them to right the wrongs but is that me being overly nerdy??