The Real McCoy Type D-1 Leather Jacket

The U.S Army D-1 mechanic jacket was issued during the same period as the B-6 flight jacket. The D-1 jacket was designed for grounds crew who often were working in heavy weather conditions. The relatively simple design was soon adopted by pilots too who would wear it over their A-2 flight jackets for layering warmth whilst still retaining ease of movement.

The Specs of The Real McCoy Type D-1 Jacket

The Real McCoy made a very nice reproduction of the D-1 leather jacket. This version is the perfect Winter jacket which will keep you very warm. The leather of the jacket will age through wear and will become more nicer over the years. The specifications of The Real McCoy Type D-1 leather jacket are;

  • Sheepskin, Combination tanned, Polycrylic lacquer finish
  • Vegetable tanned horsehide trimmings
  • 1940s bell-shaped Talon Zippers
  • Made in Japan

About The Real McCoy

The Real McCoy’s is a brand like no other. The Real McCoy’s is mostly based about vintage American influences. American fashion of the 1940’s and 1950’s is a source of their inspiration. To make extraordinary clothing with vintage details and twists requires the sensitive minds and outstanding work of craftsmen in Japan. They are highly skilled at manufacturing materials using the same methods and machinery from the past. Whilst they try to create the very best reproduction, they also seek to make it even better than the oiginal.

Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.