Fits perfectly Review by Brad Enay (December 2007)
I'm 6'6" and 250 lbs. As you can imagine, I can't wear an "off the rack" item. I tried on the 48L that was sent to me and with just a couple of minor changes, have an A-2 with custom artwork that fits perfectly and draws compliments every time I wear it.(Which is daily.) (Posted on 8/2/10)
Excellent quality and service Review by Todd Brewer (June 2007)
I just wanted to say thanks for the excellant quality and service that I've received from US Authentics. I ordered a custom A-2 (Little Demon) last summer. The artwork and craftsmanship were unbelieveable! I also sent in a vintage Willis & Geiger A-2 for repair....again fantastic work & super fast turnaround time! I recommend US Authentics to anyone! Thanks again! Todd Brewer (Posted on 8/2/10)
Everything I thought it would be Review by Tony Lustre (February 2007)
Just want to let you know that I received the jacket last Monday. I was very excited to open it. It was everything I thought it would be. The fit and finish was awesome. With the thinsulate insulation, I can now wear it (with a sweater underneath) during the colder winter weather. The inside chest pockets were also very nice, specially the leather trims. Your people do good work. And the turnaround time was as promised (2 weeks for custom work).
Having this wonderful A-2 jacket now makes me want a G-1. Goatskin instead of horsehide this time around. That would make for a nice christmas present for myself :)
Regards and thanks.
(Posted on 7/23/10)
Outstanding, beautiful job! Review by John McCarthy (January 2007)
Got the finished jacket and it is beautiful!!!!
You did an outstanding job with the art work and all. I am very excited to wear it and send photos of it to Many WWII 301st members.
This is a great way to pay honor to my Dad as well as all WWII airmen.
(Posted on 7/23/10)
Perfect custom nose art Review by Ron Witt (December 2006)
I wanted to let you know that my A-2 custom nose art jacket just arrived. The A-2 Horsehide Russet jacket is of the highest quality, and the Memphis Belle custom nose art and Bomb Group/Squadron patches are exactly what I had requested. Excellent Job!
I'll be back for another one next year.
Happy Holidays to you.
(Posted on 7/23/10)
Awesome Review by LT P R Jones (December 2006)
The jacket arrived this week. It is awesome. Perfect shade of light tan with a good touch of red in it. I especially like that.
Even my wife liked it and didn't kill me for buying another flight jacket from you. How many jackets have I bought from you now? At least half a dozen, not counting the B-3, hats and patches. Plus I've recommended you to a number of friends.
Your research dept. may be aware that some of the A-2s, made in the late 1930s I believe, but still issued to the troops until wartime massive production started with numerous companies, had a very distinct red tint to their "russet" leather. These were referred to as "redskins." They were very prized, so naturally "the brass" made a point of insuring that future jackets were a darker brown. The supply system even tried to take some of these jackets from the airmen and re-dyed them - looked pretty crappy too. So whenever a guy had a "redskin" it was a prize. Even today a" redskin" is worth more than any other authentic airtime A-2.
Again, thanks for taking the time to insure there were no obvious dark creases showing. (Posted on 7/23/10)
Thrilled with the quality and beauty! Review by Cliff Lines (November 2006)
I just received my A2 custom vintage horsehide jacket (with custom pockets inside and blood chit sewn into the living) and am thrilled with the quality and beauty of the jacket. This is the finest jacket I have ever ownedâ€”I am especially impressed with the rugged quality of the manufacture and material (this is a heavy jacket, I was surprised). Iâ€™m looking forward to years of enjoyment and will be working thru your company for any future maintenance or repair to keep the jacket looking as a nice as possible. Iâ€™m now considering your Indy jacket as my next purchase. Iâ€™ve already recommended US Authentic to my friends. (Posted on 7/23/10)
Fantastic custom jacket Review by Michael Flores (April 2006)
Just received my jacket. IT'S PERFECT!! Exactly the way I wanted it, and it fits like a dream. You even made the back a one-piece. I'm very impressed with your skill at making such a large jacket. Congratulations on a great custom jacket. It's much appreciated. Thanks again (Posted on 7/23/10)
Superb custom work Review by Chuck Watkings MSgt (March 2006)
I just received my custom A-2 flight jacket. Your craftsmen rendered my custom specifications exactly as I envisioned. You will be getting all of my custom work in the future.
MSgt Chuck Watkins
(Posted on 7/23/10)
Wonderful experience Review by Scott Gomez
Arrived in perfect shape, fit, artwork and jacket construction are excellent! Thanks, it's been a pleasant experience! (Posted on 7/22/10)
- Great fit...great artwork Review by Mudge
I've had my A-2 for about 5 years and it's "aging" beautifully. Artwork is fantastic. My artwork is displayed on page 3 of the artwork samples. It's the "Happy Jack's Go Buggy" P-38.
(Posted on 8/29/14)
- "excellent" Review by James wilson (Scotland)
Just received my custom A2 jacket in seal brown goat skin "Outstanding" perfect in fit & length.The finish & quality of leather is excellent.
I am 6'5" & Shaul advised me to order a 48T (I am a 46T)to give me the look I required,"he was spot on".
I originally got measured at Aero Leathers in Galashiels but felt the jackets would only be made the way they wanted them.
Could not believe how quickly it was made & dispatched.
I never thought an A2 jacket would look so good on a tall person.
Over the moon.
I spent a long time researching all the companies (I was exhausted in the end)
I will certainly order another & recommend this company to anybody wanting a top qaulity A2 . James (Scotland UK)
(Posted on 8/19/14)
- Great quality and service Review by Mike C
- I am a person of shorter stature and have trouble finding things that fit properly, mainly in the length of the arms. I also had many questions about sizing and measurement. Response to my questions was quick and the information easy to understand. The jacket I received was tailored perfectly to my measurements with hand warmer pockets and inside pocket and also a custom liner. Service was very fast and the jacket arrived eight days after the order and payment. I have started to make plans to acquire another jacket in a different shade and leather. (Posted on 4/17/14)