It's taken us a over a decade to get this classic shawl collar flight jacket into production, we bought an original from the early 1920s on ebay about 15 years ago with the intention of recreating the style but never got round to it until now.
Essentially a forerunner of the Type A-1 with button fastening first seen in the early 1920s. The fit is typical 1920s with high armholes, neat fitting body and waist adjustment over the triangular inset at the sides.
These stylish jackets were originally produced by a variety of manufacturers, rather than offer a clone of any one particular maker, we've taken our pattern from our original archive jacket but tweaked the styling with minor detailing found on one or two other period examples. Our version is named "The Aeromarine" after The Aeromarine and Motor Company of Keyport, New Jersey, one of the earliest manufactures of Flying Boats.....see original picture above....I'm sure many of the test pilots would have worn these during the pioneer flights of those magnificent aircraft.