Ah, good point. So some resizing of the pockets would be advisable as well.
I agree with what’s been said thus far. Only change that I’d make to a regular A-2 besides shrinking it down generally and cutting some length are probably trimming down the shoulder width and potentially tapering a touch more into the waist. I’d definitely want the jacket to have the knit waistband at or just a little below my waist. Pockets should be scaled down proportionately.Yeah, I think this women’s A-2 jacket messes with the formula much more than it needs to. Of course, if that’s what the customer wants, it’s what the customer wants. But going forward, I’d say just develop a women’s size chart for the A-2 jacket: same basic fit and proportions, just smaller sizes and significantly shorter. @JimO is right about the length issue. My wife can find an A-2 jacket that would fit her in terms of pit-to-pit, but the arms would be bunching up something crazy.
@Nnatalie, would you like to comment on this offering?
Blimey, is Lara Croft a member here?Hi Everyone,
We are also working on Women A-2 Jackets, Please find below some images of the Repro Werber A-2 made with our Steerhide Seal Brown Leather, any comments or suggestions will be highly appreciated,
Below Jacket is custom Made on a Custom size..
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This jacket is for a girl under 18 and was a gift, so its made on custom requirements and size details.Quite a controversial design in my opinion, although the client is always right, and since someone ordered this, she probably wanted exactly that.
My daughter wants a regular A2, but just in her size, as WASP women wore during WW2.
This fitted A2 looks rather strange.
That was also tailored on custom size requirements and was the smallest in length we ever made.
I agree, But to follow Customers size requirements is mandatory. Few days back we also made some A-2 and got some Happy customer pics, which totally has a different. Please find some images attached.Too much taper Shawn.
The A-2 is a "blouson" type jacket so it's technically designed to flare and hang over the waistband. You can obviously have a drop from chest/bust to waist for a woman's jacket due to the female form but I think you've gone too far there.
My thoughts exactly. It looks great on her, and not as long as I thought it would based on the manikin picture. Unless you’re going into reenacting or costuming a movie, wear what you like! I imagine she wanted the historical elements of an A-2, but also a fitted-style jacket, and it succeeds on both of those grounds. Might not be what my personal A-2 would be like, but it’s a lovely jacket.It looks good on her not as extreme as the previous photos would suggest, she got what she asked for and she wears it well and why not.
Looks like the young lady specified the correct measurements and (as usual) Five Star reproduced them perfectly.But to follow Customers size requirements is mandatory. Few days back we also made some A-2 and got some Happy customer pics, which totally has a different. Please find some images attached.
Actually looks really good there Shawn so nice one.I agree, But to follow Customers size requirements is mandatory. Few days back we also made some A-2 and got some Happy customer pics, which totally has a different. Please find some images attached.
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So How a customers needs fitting is totally depends on his/her own interests.
This is what I don't understand. Over the last 12 - 18 months somewhere and somehow along the way we seem to have slipped from drooling over the latest details creation from Goodwear, or debating the merits of ELC's new leather, the cut of Aero's fleece or the accuracy of Buzz's latest annual B-10 repro etc down to picking over jackets that are bargain prices with some vague echo of a repro of repro of a wwii jacket with the justification that the customer service is great, you can have any customisation you want and the prices are really cheap? Really? Is that what we've come to? It's not just 5 star, we seem to drool now over sub 100 buck Chinese 20% acrylic "value" B-10's, L2a's etc as much as anything else.Yikes, what's this posting doing on a Vintage Leather Jackets forum? Seems more appropriate for Forever 17.