JACKET - Flying Type G-1 Eastman

JACKET - Flying Type G-1 Eastman

SHELL
Veg-tanned Goatskin
COLOUR
Dark Brown
LINING
US Navy spec Dark Burgundy Rayon
KNIT
100% worsted wool, in correct weave and colour
LABEL
Woven, USN spec
INSIDE POCKET
100% unbleached cotton-drill
ZIP
Talon

By 1947 the M422A had become the G-1. This tried and tested design from WWII continued to be standard issue for the Navy aviator. In fact, it continues to be issued right up to present day - albeit more of a status symbol now than a functional piece of equipment.

It went through several spec changes throughout its history, but the basic design hasn't changed very much. The first version (spec 55J14) maintained the same quality of materials as its predecessor, such as; veg-tanned Goatskin for shell; rayon for the lining; mouton sheepskin for the collar; 100% wool knit with its unique 'rib & rack' weave etc, so this model G-1 embodies all the finer attributes of the M422A, which later models did not.

We have selected the 55J14 G-1 as the version most appealing to reproduce precisely for this reason. Not only is it the oldest version, thus having more vintage appeal, it was the model which was still being used in combat during its period of service - it was used extensively during the Korean war!

We have sourced the most amazing veg-tanned Goatskin, which has the same characteristics and weight found on the early G-1s. The tanning process of this hide is very traditional which produces a beautiful full bodied leather. Once fully broken-in this leather burnishes and moulds to the body and takes on that desirable vintage look that can only come from a such traditionally produced skin.

The real mouton sheepskin collar has been painstakingly matched to the original - deep Auburn Brown colouring with soft true 'mouton' texture. 'U.S.N.' is stenciled behind the collar (the 55J14 was the only spec G-1 to have this - subsequent versions having the initials perforated down the windflap instead).

The G-1 is an all-time design classic which suits many occasions - next to the A-2 it has to be the definitive flight jacket of all time.

Available in sizes: 36 - 48.

TimeWorn:
This garment is available with the option of having a ‘TimeWorn’ finish. For more information about TimeWorn please see the link just below here.

Please note:
Choosing the TimeWorn option renders the garment non-returnable. Please see our Terms and Conditions regarding returns if you require further information.


£724.99

NOTE: Jackets that are personalised with insignia, or that are time-worn (where time-worn is optional), are non-returnable

US Navy Insignia

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US Navy Name Tag Example

Please be aware this is only a representation of the final product. If any insignia is added to the product the jacket is non returnable.

(+£25.00)

If you wish to have a name tag attached to your jacket, you must type a name and select a rank for the order to proceed (See example here). Names are traditionally indicated by an initial followed by the surname.

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Customer Size Guide

Jackets and Tops

Measure your chest over a T-shirt; it is helpful to get someone to do this for you. Do not inflate your lungs, just relax and stand with your arms out. The tape measure should be run around your chest right up under your arms and held snug, but not tight - this is your chest measurement.

Measure your chest The Size you
should order
in cm
34-36 86-91 36 XS
36-38 91-96 38 S
38-40 96-101 40 M
40-42 101-106 42 M
42-44 106-111 44 L
44-46 111-116 46 L
46-48 116-121 48 XL

Gloves

Measure the circumference of your hand around your 4 knuckles (obviously do not include your thumb). Correlate this measurement with size chart below to assess your glove size.

Measure of your knuckles The Size you
should order
in cm
7 - 8 18 - 20 XS
8 - 9 20 - 23 S
9 - 10 23 - 25 M
10 - 11 25 - 28 L
11 - 12 28 - 30 XL

Hats

Measure the circumference of your head.

Measure of your head The Size you
should order
in cm
21½ - 22 54 - 55.5 XS
22 - 22½ 55.5 - 57 S
22½ - 23 57 - 58.5 M
23 - 23½ 58.5 - 60 L
23½ - 24 60 - 61.5 XL
Close Size Information
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