The full designation of this contract is W535ac 28557 42-18245P. The Star Sportswear Mfg Co. was founded in 1918 and was located in Lynn Massachusetts. Although they received other government garment contracts this was the one and only contract awarded to them for A-2 jackets, in 1942. The company closed in the early 1990s.
Extensive research and development has gone into this product to offer you an A-2 reproduction of unparalleled authenticity. Our highly acclaimed War Horse® horsehide is used for the shell, produced exclusively for us to exact specifications, and designed to emulate the broken-grain character that is often found on originals.
The hide is 100% veg-tanned and is traditionally produced and sourced from Italy. There is only one way to describe it: Outstanding! Those who appreciate and understand the endearing feel and appearance of an original vintage garment will be positively 'blown-away' by the character and quality of this amazing hide.
Naturally, our Star A-2 emulates every detail of this contract's house style to the last stitch. The cut and stitch style has been faithfully reproduced to the finest detail, giving you a reproduction so accurate it could be mistaken for a dead-stock original.
The Eastman Star Sportswear 28557 A-2 offers the ultimate in products of this genre.