I prefer the workwear look over the contemporary style.
Probably something like this (594).
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Also purchased a triumph jacket for my bike recently. Got the Mcqueen desert racer thing weighs like ten lbs
Nice! That McQueen is really nice. I like how clean and logo-less it is sans the small unobtrusive triumph logo on the chest.
Yeah, I liked the one I got because the logo on the back was quite faded and not quite as obnoxious in person. Also, it was 40% off or something, so I got it for 240 and the guy threw in a spine protector.
I kinda wanted it the one I got so I could wear it off the bike as well...but I think it's too damn heavy for that!
Yeah, no problem with it. I just don't like that part. I love the style though. It's a bit baggy for me to wear personally, but I completely understand why people like it.
The G-1 if you are looking more for a fur collar and a bi-swing shoulder and A-2 if you are more interested in the "shirt" collar and a flatter back. There are numerous versions of both, and I'm guessing that you are looking more for a "look" than for historical accuracy, which is pretty impossible anyway, given that multiple versions were made at the time.
Aero does a good version of the A-2. Not sure if they have a G-1. Eastman leathers does both:
Neither is really "workwear". Both are militaria.
No reason. Schott makes a nice product. Eastman and Aero definitely make a nicer product, but it's like telling someone to buy really expensive Japanese jeans - it may be worth it to you, or it may not be. Just depends on your personal preferences/comfort with different pricepoints. I personally think that Schott is a great value, and actually, of all the "bigger" American companies, do extremely well with more contemporary fits.