Type A-2 1941
David D. Doniger, the founder of McGregor, continued to trade under the David D. Doniger name, and was responsible for the pattern making and manufacture of the Type A-2 leather jacket, one of the most iconic airforce garments of World War II.
James Dean’s Red Jacket is a McGregor Anti Freeze 1955
James Dean wore the red Mcgregor Anti-Freeze in Rebel Without a Cause. As one of the first technicolour movies, and with its portrait of teen culture, so relevant at the time, audiences were able to drink in James Dean’s bright red jacket, bright white shirt and deep indigo denims (Lee 101 Riders). These three everyday items of clothing worn together by Dean became the most iconic combination in movie history, and literally changed the way teenagers perceived what was cool. For the first time, dressing down was suddenly more favourable than dressingup. Now, we don’t have one of these, so if you see one, please let us know!
“Prep Boonton, short sleeve, sturdy cotton, sanforized, vat dyed, chix lined” We love the information you used to get, even with this simple white short sleeve shirt. The reverse of the hangtag continues… “ McGregor’s newly developed perfect interlining for collar, cuff and flap in sport shirts. This new product gives you these added features: Ever durable; requires no sizing; resilient; withstands repeeated washing and cleaning; maintains lasting freshness; a perfect product”. Well said!