:? :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: I'm a little confused about who's talking to who, anyway, some of the earliest flight clothing is very similar to this jacket, long leather, some with fur, belts, all very cool and designed for civilian wear in many cases. WW1 balloon pilots had some neat stuff going on. The A2 is my all time favorite of course, but the history of all vintage leather jackets in general has always intrigued me. Even as far back as deerskin mountain man stuff and Native American wear. I'm actually very interested reading this thread as opposed to Ebay crap jackets, repros, and everthing else that has little to do with VLJ, or better yet, Vintage Leather Jackets. The forum has grown leaps and bounds and it is all welcome for sure. But here we have a real VLJ worthy of this forum all day long.