This jacket is designed based on a mixture of the U.S. Air Force L-2B and the rare N-2 Test Sample jacket. It features a windproof front fly and can be worn reversible.
The L-2B Flight Jacket was developed as a direct replacement for the blue L-2A Flight Jacket. L-2A Flight Jackets were produced in blue circa 1950 as part of an effort by the then-new USAF service branch to stand apart from the old USAAF and its association with the U. S. Army. This blue colour proved unsatisfactory in combat conditions during the Korean War, where a downed airman needed a combat uniform colour that would help conceal him from any nearby enemies, and the new USAF blue, unfortunately, only made downed aviators better targets and more easily found. The result of this combat experience in the first two years of the Korean War resulted in the development of a new colour that did better conceal downed airmen, and by mid-1952, the first of the combat flying clothing began to appear in this new colour known as sage green. The early sage green tended to have a distinctly more silver-grey cast to it than the later sage green shade employed in the 1960s, which is one distinguishing characteristic of the earlier L-2B Flight Jackets.
This Stevenson reinterpretation features two handwarmer pockets, a curved front placket, and a zippered pocket on the left sleeve outfitted with pen/pencil slots. It is suitable for almost year-round wear because it easily accommodates underneath layers. The possibility to be worn reversible, and the proprietary shell and inner fabrics place the Interceptor in the Luxury jackets category.
Stevenson Overall manufactures entirely in Japan on antique machinery. It produces incredibly durable and characterful garments featuring some unique construction details.
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