The Type A-2 jacket is synonymous with the well-known contractor Rough Wear. It had five contracts for the A-2, and this model is the third contract from 1942. In mid1942, the U.S. Army Air Forces mandated the attachment of the �gProperty Air Force U.S. Army�h label. Thus, it features two-level labels with one sewn below the other. It has an impressive form unique to Rough Wear, including a large collar with a stand. The leather used for this jacket is Italian rawhide tanned slowly over time by soaking it in a basin with tannin extracted from tree barks, while altering the extract concentration. After tanning it carefully, craftsmen hand-rub seal brown aniline dye into the leather. The leather has some color spotting, a proof that the coloring was done by hand. The resulting finish is one preferred by leather fans. Aniline leather has a translucent color compared to a lacquer finish, making it easier for the leather to show wear and passage of time. With astringent liquid and dyes penetrated deep into the leather, you want to wear this jacket until the outer layer takes on a lustrous look.