• Hi, I am the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • This site contains affiliate links for which Styleforum may be compensated.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

    Styleforum is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

Chapal A-1 Leather Flight Jacket (Large)

Not open for further replies.


Distinguished Member
Jan 14, 2012
Reaction score
I'm moving soon, and trying to sell some things I don't think I'll wear that much or don't fit in that well with my wardrobe.

Up for sale is a Chapal A-1 flight jacket that I ordered through Bench and Loom. I wore this during the fall of last year and this spring and is still in excellent condition. There is some minor pilling on the neck and bottom ribbing but other than that has been kept in a garment bag and well taken care of.

Description from Bench and Loom:

The “father of all flight jackets.” The A-1 was adopted by the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1927 and was the first official jacket in the history of U.S. aviation, synonymous with famed pilots Charles Lindbergh and Jimmy Doolittle. The first “wind cheater” of its kind, the historic original was made with 100% worsted wool knit collar and cuffs, not to mention its durable yet supple leather hide, cut in a sleek, stylish fit – both utilitarian and handsome. Chapal’s recreation is true to the original in style and is a stunning 3-season piece.
  • Genuine vegetable tanned leather body
  • Thick, supple sheepskin ages beautifully
  • Wool knit collar, waist and cuffs
  • Poplin cotton interior lining
  • 2 exterior / 2 interior pockets
  • Perfect with a tie, like Lindbergh, or with a T-shirt, like McQueen
  • Made in France

Measurements (should work for a normal medium or slim large):

Shoulder (back): 19"
Chest (pit to pit): 22"
Sleeve (shoulder end of cuff): 26"
Back length (with ribbing): 25.5"

Normal retail is $3000 and a 4-6 week wait time. Price includes shipping (tracked and insured for the full amount) anywhere in the US and fees. Price is firm. PM if you have any questions.


  • IMG_8722.jpg
    1.5 MB · Views: 94
  • IMG_8725.jpg
    1.6 MB · Views: 62
  • IMG_8726.jpg
    1.4 MB · Views: 64
  • IMG_8727.jpg
    2 MB · Views: 64
  • IMG_8728.jpg
    1.3 MB · Views: 64
  • IMG_8743.jpg
    1.7 MB · Views: 64
  • IMG_8744.jpg
    1 MB · Views: 68
  • IMG_8745.jpg
    1.2 MB · Views: 82
  • IMG_8753.jpg
    1.2 MB · Views: 85
Not open for further replies.

Featured Sponsor

How important is full vs half canvas to you for heavier sport jackets?

  • Definitely full canvas only

    Votes: 75 36.4%
  • Half canvas is fine

    Votes: 75 36.4%
  • Really don't care

    Votes: 23 11.2%
  • Depends on fabric

    Votes: 35 17.0%
  • Depends on price

    Votes: 35 17.0%

Forum statistics

Latest member
Ayham Aftab