I purchased this jacket for my husband for christmas. I went against the suggestions to order a size up in the Navy G-1 jacket and had to return the first one for the next larger size. He is long overdue for a gift like this one. Very high quality USA made product.
The G-1 remains a current issue jacket for officer and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status in the U. Marine Corps and U. Murray — February 23, This jacket is not only good-looking, it is supremely comfortable, and even moreso in the Long cut and fit XXL Long for me. This jacket, especially on sale, is a real bargain and it looks rugged, masculine and sharp, great for casual or cleaning up well.
I have to admit I like it better than my A2, much as I like that style too. This is my go to jacket now. And the mouton collar is totally comfortable against the skin. Melissa — October 17, It is obviously a quality product and I get compliments every time I wear it. The fit recommendations; to order one size up is spot on. The jacket fits snugly which is the way I like it, but if you expect to wear several layers or heavy sweaters under it, be sure and order the size up.
Since I don't expect to wear heavy sweaters or shirts under it, I find it fits perfectly over a medium weight sweater. The jacket is a perfect weight for wearing here in South Louisiana for our very mild winters most of the time. No way around it, this is an absolutely fantastic coat!
I think the sizing runs a bit on the small side but I also like my coats loose enough to wear a sweater or sweatshirt underneath. The size I finally got works great. The coat is warm, comfortable, and just looks so neat. It seems incredibly well made and durable. I'm hoping to keep and wear this coat forever - hmm be buried in it?
Love the fact that it has the original mouton collar. About a day or two after receiving the jacket I noticed what could be classified as a defect in the leather. I snapped some pictures and sent them to Cockpit, USA and they were extremely responsive in getting a replacement coordinated through My Pilot Store.
You practically had to pry it from my hands but it was well worth it. They really stand behind the product. It's a terrific product. Very high quality and something I will wear for years. I old my wife I was supposed to wear it to bed to properly break it in but she didn't buy it. This jacket makes a statement all by itself. You'll have to up you game a bit because the Navy doesn't take well to it's "Aviators" walking around with their hands in their pockets.
They have "Pilots" jackets for that. This is the jacket that my son's grandfather wore for many years in the Navy. The leather on the original finally became brittle and unwearable and this is a wonderful replacement. Tuesday, January 13, Better than ever Great leather, workmanship, strong zipper and detailed just like my old one.
I would not change a thing. This G-1 is everything I remember. The fit is perfect, the leather and workmanship top shelf. It is not a 'modern' recreation of my old jacket. It lacks hand warmer pockets etc. It is what is meant to be and I feel very at home in it. All I need is another twenty years to properly break it in Very high quality USA made product.
I have received nothing but very positive comments from everyone who has seen this jacket. It has exceeded all my expectations, and I would recommend this product to anyone in the market for a flight jacket. It is a very good value for the price, and at the same time supports the US crafstmen who made it. Looks and feels like the jacket issued to me in Would recommend to a friend.
Might suggest you order just another size larger for a non tight fit Was this Review Helpful to you? Wednesday, July 16, Great jacket! I don't fly now, but I love the jacket. It is a nostalgia thing for me. Other than being brand new and smelling good, this jacket is just like my old one I wore in the Navy in the early s. My nephew absolutely loved his Navy G1 jacket, size was perfect. My brother said it is the first thing you see walking into his house, and he never flies without it.
Thank you so much for such a memorable gift, and one that is made in the USA!!!! Thursday, March 27, I love this coat. I have gotten used to having my hands in my pockets. Big no no in the Navy. No pockets for hands. That really is not a bad thing. I always wanted to get this flight jacket when I was in the Navy.
I was a sea going sailor instead of a Airedale. I either did not have the money or the right connection. Now after almost 20yrs. I have what I desired for so long. It is definitely worth having if you are in the same boat I was in. Every so often wished it had hand warmer pockets Review: Have worn my jacket every day for the past 4 months and honestly looks as good as it did the day I got it, no wear evident.
Quality construction and material. I was hesitant to spend this much and looked at cheaper alternatives. Returned them all and am glad I did.
Did order a size larger as suggested and it fits me perfect with a heavy sweater under and I am happy with the fit without a sweater. I could not recommend a product more highly. Monday, February 17, They can't take this one away. Fits and moves like a second skin.
Authentic style, materials, and construction. Excessive time spent looking for old patches Review: Received great service from MyPilotStore -- even got a call to confirm my size selection before they shipped. Packing was excellent and the jacket is I was issued flight gear suits, helmet, boots, gloves and a G-1 each time, and each time I had to give it all back when the assignment ended. Could've cared less about the gear, but losing the jackets was painful -- when I tried to keep the last one, they had to threaten Mast and pry it off my back.
They can't take this one away from me. Materials and tailoring excellant.. The Jacket was a quality product. I purchased it as a gift for my son and he was very pleased with it. I ordered a size larger,as your site advised,however I was in error. Size 46 was his normal size and the jacket fit perfectly. I would buy this product again. Wednesday, January 29, A perfect gift! Will be proud to wear this jacket for years to come.
Jacket was a perfect fit. Glad I choose tall size as it fit much nicer. Quality of leather is soft and smells good. Quality workmanship on entire jacket.
The lining is good material too. Thursday, January 23, worth every cent. It's easy to see it's the real deal.
Comfortable, warm, and very supremely constructed. If I could offer one improvement it would be to offer a long version for those of us with a longer body. It easily rides up above the waist.
Ordered one size larger as suggested. Fits great except that the sleeves are a little long. Monday, December 30, Better than the original by "Mrs. My husband was a Marine A-4 pilot in the early 70's. His original issued leather flight jacket in was a size It is in great condition still, but too tight to wear zipped up.
He says The new G-1 jacket size 42 is better than the original and identical to the specs on his original. The quality of the leather is even better, although a little darker. The fit is perfect for him 5'8" and lbs. He wears it everywhere. Not a great fit. Well it is a mil spec jacket. Had to go up a size still not a great fit, but it works. Pockets would be nice, but it's mil spec. Collar does not look right, sorta sticks up in the back, might correct with more wear.
Nice leather, sleeves a little tight. Good fit, sturdy construction, quality materials. Could come with spare buttons. I have owned several jackets of this type over the years and have recently found it impossible to find quality anywhere near where it used to be in almost every type of product. Here is one exception to the rule. Jacket is as advertised with sturdy constuction made from quality materials. Looks great and fits true to size. Sleeves were long enough on the regular version and I am 6'-2" tall.
Wear this jacket and you will be noticed! Love the smell of leather when I open my closet. Perfect in every way Cons: My wife purchased this for my 66th birthday, had my original patches sown on, added my air group patch. Embroidered my air station and Marine Air Group 26 in gold script above and under the group patch on the back, Perfect fit.
Monday, June 03, A terrific jacket by Michael M. A very fine jacket, very well made and good looking. Nothing that I could see. The jacket is everything I expected, and a lot cheaper than buying it from Cockpit.
It is roomy and comfortable, and very good looking. I am very happy I bought it. Somebody should tell my wife flight jackets are made to have squadron patches sewn on them. The patches are a walking history of where and what you done in your career. Collar and leather were a bit thin. This was purchased for a birthday gift. Stilll getting thank you's for it.
Fit and everything totally met all expectations Was this Review Helpful to you? Love the jacket and it fits like a glove. Would buy all over again. Friday, February 01, Wow. Runs small as per the recommendations on the site which were extremely helpful, My husband usually wears a 40 but I bought 42 based on the model who demonstrated the different sizes and the 42 was perfect. Looks good and is comfortable Cons: Bought the jacket for my husband for Christmas and he loves it so I am happy.
It fits well and the fur collar really dresses it. None, from my perspective! The quality of this jacket is superb, and I especially like that the collar is real lamb's wool shearling mouton fur rather than the Mil Spec acrylic currently being used. I followed the sizing recommendations for this jacket and ordered the next size up, which turned out to be a great fit, especially accommodating a heavy sweater.
The "official" NAVY jacket did not have hand-warmer side pockets, so I was glad to see that the authenticity was maintained by not having them. If those pockets are important to someone, then there's another similar jacket that can be ordered. If a person is looking for a "warm" jacket, then there are others that would be more appropriate than this one, unless a heavy sweater is worn underneath. The other "authentic" touches that I appreciated were the loop for hanging the jacket It wasn't attached to the leather, either, in the original.
Once again, if one is interested in a jacket that's "other than authentic", there are other models offered that would better-serve a person. I wanted "authenticity", as much as possible! What a great product. My brother's fiance and I went in together to get the jacket for my brother. He is a private pilot and is just finishing building his own plane!! The quality is excellent and the fit was perfect! DO get the one size larger.
Authenticity, design, quality, appearance, practicality. True to original specifications and design, thus practical and comfortable as well as having an authentic, classic look. High quality leather and other materials, top notch workmanship. Just what I wanted. Great quality and fit. Solid construction and feel, Comfortable and warm but not too hot. Excellent collar for windy days. The pockets are all you could ask for. Can't think of any. More than pleased with the quality of the materials and contruction of this jacket.
It appears it will hold up well under use. I've been wearing it almost daily for the last three weeks and it's a pleasure every time.
Just like the original Cons: I am so pleased with my new flight jacket. It is just like the one I wore in Viet Nam, other than the size ha ha. I have removed all of my squadron patches from my old one and am in the process of having them sewn on my new jacket. I will wear it with pride.
Could have velcro fasting's. Tuesday, May 08, Great product, great service and worth the price. I can't find any Review: I have wanted to replace my G-1 ever since someone turned it in when I was Med-evaced from the pacific in early Someone was nice enough to cut off my patches and put them with my personal belongings and they have spent the last 44 years waiting for a proper home, and it arrived today. The jacket was everything I had hoped it would be.
The look, the color, the weight, the feel and even the smell are as I remember. When I put it on and closed my eyes, I felt that there must be a Lockheed P-3 Orion waiting on the flight line for me. Tuesday, April 03, Great Jacket! Tis is a great jacket - I wanted a jacket as close to the real thing as I could get.
I get complements on the jacket - never had that happen before. Delivery was done as promised. Sizing is good - I wear coat and ordered a 46 - perfect fit. Great looking, beautiful fit Was this Review Helpful to you? After 20 years in the Navy my original government issue G-1 jacket no longer fit well. I had originally been issued a 38 and later traded it for a Now that 42 was even too small. I ordered my 46 from mypilotstore.
It arrived in very good time and the price was right compared to other places I checked. I dug through all my old patches to find the best ones to put on my new jacket. I then took my jacket to Wings and Things here in Pensacola, FL where they do an outstanding job sewing patches onto jackets and flight suits. I only wish I could attach a photo to show you all how great it looks. I also wish I could afford to have all my patches made into the beautiful painted leather ones they sell here, that is the one thing that would make it better!
Warmth and leather quality Cons: Poor sizing and lack o hand pockets Review: The sizing is too small and tight. Lack of hand pockets is not good. Good weight and quality of leather. Accurate, well made, beautiful Cons: My original, which logged flight hours before they made us wear the green one and with all my unit patches was stolen during my last Navy move right out of my house by a temporary moving company kid with helmet, boots, etc.
Not a good day. A buddy of mine years later bought this G-1 as a gift. That was a good day. It's perfect, and if anything an improvement on the cuffs, which frayed quickly on the originals. The feel, weight and smell are identical Good fit on shoulders and back, flexible, great leather Cons: I ordered one size larger as suggested by your ad. Front panel pockets should be made to expand a bit more to accomodte gloves, other items; they are too tight. Needs a deep vertical inside pocket like a shirt pocket on the right side for airline tickets, papers,sunglasses, etc Was this Review Helpful to you?
Tuesday, February 14, Great Jacket! Wednesday, February 08, Lots of Bang - it took years from my old age! There are none Review: Today, flight jackets are usually associated with the MA-1 , a now-obsolete U. It is made with flight silk nylon and usually has a blaze orange lining, with the specification tag in the pocket, though earlier models had a sage-green lining and the specification tag on the neck area. It has two slanted flap pockets on the front, two inner pockets, and a zipped pocket with pen holders on the left sleeve.
The lighter weight version of the MA-1 is known as the L-2B flight jacket, which in turn, replaced both the original L2 and L2A jackets, which all three differentiate from the MA-1 as they have snap-down epaulets and no inside pockets. In the s and 90s flight jackets became popular with scooterboys and skinheads.
In the s a baseball style bomber jacket became popular. The jacket has also caught on with several police departments across the United States for its sturdy design and heavy insulation.
Flight jacket has had a resurgence in popularity during the s in street fashion, and is a notable staple of celebrities such as Kanye West. The varsity letters were first customized by the Harvard University in and originally designed to reward baseball players in their teams as a token for exceptional performance.
As the trend of letterman jackets spread amongst colleges and teenagers after WWII, the concept was expanded to award the performance of students in aspects other than sports.
Similar to the flight jacket, the letterman jackets have a loose-fitted silhouette which is genderless in style. The body of the jacket is usually made of boiled wool which provides warmth and the sleeves are generally made of leather with banded wrists and waistbands. The letter of the belonging school is mostly constructed in chenille and felt materials and made in the school's signature color. Since the letterman jackets represent the student's identity according to which school they come from, they are usually designed according to the school's signature color.
Mostly, the school's primary signature color is applied on the body of the jacket while the sleeves are the school's secondary signature color.
For example, the Harvard letterman jackets are usually crimson on the body color and white on the sleeves. Led by Kanye West , bomber jackets became an iconic hip-hop fashion item instead of being associated with the military or colleges. Teenagers often enjoy customizing their own bomber jackets with their favorite colors and own initials to represent themselves. With the global trend of hip hop in recent years, bomber jackets have become an essential fashion item that includes varied design elements.
And from the silhouette, colors, materials used and decorative details, there is a trend of adding the elements of femininity into bomber jackets. The bomber jacket originates from military clothing which trickled down into subcultures such as punk and has recently made its way into high fashion.
The military bomber jacket was made to be versatile for functionality as it was a lightweight jacket that kept soldiers warm. The B jacket consisted of a fur collar made of cotton which was later changed to nylon after since it was considered more suitable because it is water resistant and kept perspiration out Cruz, Bombers appeared in Europe during the late s and in , the jackets were popularized by European Air Forces and eventually the commercial consumer.
Subcultures picked up on the stylish jacket and established it as part of their uniform such as the British skinheads in the late s. Notably in , Kensuke Ishizu established his brand VAN that gave Japanese youth culture stylish clothing not found locally such as oxford shirts and slim trousers. The silhouette of the bomber jacket has not altered a lot compared to the original, although it has an athletic and masculine silhouette with a fitted waist and more generous fit, like the bulky sleeves and extra pockets so as to be functional.
The bomber jacket trend inspired a vast majority of fashion designers to reinterpret and revisit the silhouette of menswear today. The bomber jacket is a neutral fashion item with no limitations when it comes to genders, ages or styles.
Find great deals on eBay for navy leather bomber jacket. Shop with confidence. Landing Leathers Men's Navy G-1 Leather Flight Bomber Jacket. by Landing Leathers. $ - $ $ $ 99 Prime. FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Some sizes/colors are Prime eligible. out of 5 stars Save $ with coupon. Home>Flight & Bomber Jackets>USN G-1 Jackets USN G-1 Jackets The G-1 Flight Jacket was issued to the US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, and has been in service since the late 's in some variation.