Inspired by 1940s Flight Jackets from WWII and revisited with a unique Italian touch, the “Don Gentile” A-2 Flight Jacket represents an authentic garment made of vegetable tanned full grain Lambskin from Tuscany (Italy).
The Type A-2 flight jacket was originally invented and developed for U.S. Army Air Forces pilots, Navigators and Bombardiers.
Vegetable-tanned leather embodies the experience of our life. It matures over time, a rare material that actually improves with age and use. These changes and personalizations precisely testify the naturalness of the product. The innate colors of the tannins give warm tones to the leather, which tend to intensify with the passage of time and daily use.
The lining is made of “Terra Bruciata” color cotton, and the leather collar-tab closes the neck to keep you warm during winter and cold trips.
The attention to detail makes it a rare and authentic Flight Jacket Hand Made in Italy.
Designed for Bikers, Rockers and Gentlemen.
The name “Don Gentile” is a tribute to the Air Force Pilot Dominic Gentile, also known as ‘”The Ace of Aces”. Born as the son of Italian immigrants in the US, Don Gentile was flying the legendary North American P-51 Mustang nicknamed “Shangri-La”.
Any imperfections or variations in color, texture or grain are not to be considered as defects, but distinctive elements of a unique, artisanal quality product.
This is a “1 of 1 piece” exclusive to you.
Every Jacket comes in a high quality 100% organic natural cotton Bag, laced with havana rope and with screen printed logo.
We offer Free Shipping Worldwide.
Possibility of Made-to-Measure.
In the photos:
• Ludovico (chilling around Bergamo) is 188cm and 80kg and he’s wearing a size L.
Rolf Jäger (verified owner) –
In the last 2 years I have learned to love my Varenne Whiskey Horseleather-jacket (especially on the bike), now I have finally found the perfect complement: Don Gentile. As usual wonderfully finished, custom-made, fabulously comfortable. Ideal for standard vintage rides and everything else as well. Therefore, officially a huge “mille gracie” to the sympathetic artists of ShangriLa.
Thorben (verified owner) –
What can I say? This jacket is just a beautiful piece of leather. The jacket fits me perfectly in size M! The leather looks great and is totally comfortable on the skin. Unfortunately, my seams are not light brown as in the pictures instead they are dark. Nevertheless, it is my absolute favorite jacket at the moment. The details and the two pockets on the inside are just fantastic. I can recommend this jacket to everyone. A real masterpiece!