• BR15125
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  • BR15125
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  • BR15125
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Buzz Rickson’s L-2 FKIGHT JACKET – REED PRODUCTIONS

 560.00 excl VAT

BR15125

Buzz Rickson’s was established in 1993 in Japan. The company produces exact reproductions of vintage US army and air force clothing. An immense amount of research into the context of the clothing is done for each individual garment.

This Type L-2 flight jacket is reproduced by “Buzz Rickson’s” based on vintage. The U.S. Army Air Corps was testing various materials to solve the problems of the A-2 summer flight jacket (expensive, difficult to mass-produce, etc.). Then, the Type L-2, a flight jacket for the light zone (temperature range: 10°C to 30°C), was completed on May 21, 1945, by using nylon developed by DuPont in 1939. This new material and the design with the collar removed became the basic model that would greatly change subsequent flight jackets. The Type L-2 had leather box tabs to secure the oxygen mask hose, and a double-weaved fabric of smooth nylon and moderately warm wool was adopted for its lining. Only three contracts were made entirely for the delivery of the L-2, and the original of this L-2 was jackets that “REED PRODUCTS, INC” supplied in its first period.

ARTICLE: BR15125

MATERIAL: 3/1 Heavy Nylon Twill (100% Nylon)

Snap Button: Mil Specs. Brass

Made in Japan

We discovered this cult brand in consultation with Liam Morrison Phillips.

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