My other Cooper A-2 is a 44”, it fits perfectly.If you wear size 44 repro jacket, take 44. But if you wear bigger size, take bigger size. They are not '21-st century" oversized jacket.
Yes, Cooper had "short" version. They were marked with letter S. If you compare todays jackets and Coopers, Cooper was not so generous fit.Question on the Cooper Saddlery 1988 no hand warmer pockets A-2 jackets, it seems like they are cut large? Or supposed to be more generous in fit? Because in looking at a 38 the shoulders are 19 inches which is one inch at least too big for me. Unless the shoulders are supposed to have an overhang. Also I'm short so I'd like to get a short jacket and all I see so far is Regular. Are there any Shorts? I might have to get the sleeves shortened in any jacket I get because the newer jackets are sized for smaller chest size but not shorter people as far as I can see, which ain't far cause I'm short... .ha ha. I know that there is Plane Crazy website where you can get a NOS jacket for ok price considering it's a real US Airforce jacket and not some overseas knockoff.