Type L-2A Flight Jacket Real McCoy Mfg. Co Jacket - Navy

Type L-2A Flight Jacket Real McCoy Mfg. Co Jacket - Navy

Regular price $800
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The L-2A flight jacket is among the very first "modern" flight jackets, being one of the first styles designed for the newly minted US Air Force in the run up to the Korean war. Historically, it slots in right between the B-15 and the MA-1, being made from a lighter weight nylon and lacking the heavy insulation of the B-15, it featured many of the features that would define the upcoming MA-1. 

McCoy's version is stunningly reproduced down to the stitch count of the original, featuring all the proper details - from the period-correct zippers, to the reinforced patch on the placket (for clipping an oxygen tube to), even the ribbing has been considered, utilizing a nylon yarn instead of pure wool for enhanced softness and breathability.

The blue color was a short-lived attempt to separate the newly formed Air Force from the other armed forces, but proved to be less than useful in combat situations as it was much easier to spot the dark blue jackets than an olive drab or camouflage pattern, which is why the later L-2B reverted to a sage green. 

The Real McCoy's version of this classic jacket is made from their custom reproduction 66 Nylon shell, in the exact shade of blue of the original with all of the components carefully replicated down to the pen caps in the sleeve pockets. Nylon 66 was first unveiled by DuPont in the 50s, and was favored for use in military garments thanks to its durability, flame resistance, and surprising comfort - the McCoy's version is even more exceptional, with a silky smooth texture and respectable heft that will last a very long time.

Also, the main zipper has been finished with a black oxide treatment for color - this can contribute to additional friction and stickiness with the zipper at first, but will dissipate with time and use - please refrain from yanking or tugging the zipper while it breaks it, as it will reach an optimal level of smoothness and ease with time. 

True to size. Dry clean only.

  • 100% nylon shell
  • Custom Nylon 66 fabric
  • Nylon/wool napped back lining material
  • Nylon knit ribbing
  • 50s oval zipper with black oxide treatment
  • Black oxide DOT buttons
  • Shoulder epaulets
  • Pocket on right arm
  • Cotton zipper tape
  • Two exterior hand pockets
  • Knit collar
  • True to size
  • Dry clean
  • Made in Japan
  • MJ23003

Due to USPS service delays, we are shipping most USA orders via UPS Ground until further notice. If you prefer to have your order shipped with USPS, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

USA ORDERS

  • Bandanas, Patches, T-Shirts, Socks, & Hats - $5 via USPS First Class Mail
  • Curbside pickup: Free
  • Orders $300 and over - Free shipping via UPS Ground
  • Orders under $300 - $12 shipping via UPS Ground
  • Expedited Shipping (1 - 2 business days) via UPS - $40

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

Canada Shipping - Orders under $400

  • USPS First Class (10 - 15 business days)  - $18
  • USPS Priority Mail (5 - 10 business days) - $35
  • DHL Express (2-3 business days) - $55

Canada Shipping - Orders over $400
DHL Express (1-3 business days) - $50

Rest of World Shipping
DHL Express (2-4 business days) - $55

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  • Before you purchase, please check the size charts we provide against your favorite garments.
  • Exchanges or returns for store credit will be accepted on full-price items within 14 days of delivery (as verified by courier)
  • Items sold on sale or discount are final sale, no returns or exchanges.
  • Items must be in original condition with all tags attached.
  • Items that have been washed, hemmed, altered, or excessively worn cannot be returned.
  • All return and exchange shipping costs are your responsibility
  • We will process all returns within 3 business days of receipt
  • Our team will acknowledge receipt and action take with your return
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  • If you have questions at any time you can reach us at hello@standardandstrange.com or use our contact form, or phone us at 510-373-9696.

MAKING A RETURN / EXCHANGE

For customers in the USA, please go to our returns portal at for any returns excluding leather jackets and footwear. There is no need to contact us directly once you initiate a return via the portal.

If you need to return or exchange a leather jacket or footwear, please e-mail hello@standardandstrange.com. Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

For international returns, e-mail hello@standardandstrange.com. Please include your order number and tell us if you'd like to make an exchange or return for store credit.

Size Guide

All measurements are in inches.

Model Gen wears a size 40
Gen's sizing specs are:
6'1 and 180lbs
41" chest and 32" waist

Fits true to size. Dry clean only.

Size Front Length Shoulder Chest Sleeve Length
38 24.75" 19.25" 47" 26"
40 25.25" 19.75" 48" 26.25"
42 26.375" 20.25" 50.5" 26.75"
44 27.25" 20.75" 52" 27"

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