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Details about  USN FLIGHT JACKET G-1 55J14(AER) SIZE 42 by EASTMAN LEATHER CLOTHING.

USN FLIGHT JACKET G-1 55J14(AER) SIZE 42 by EASTMAN LEATHER CLOTHING. See original listing
USN-FLIGHT-JACKET-G-1-55J14-AER-SIZE-42-by-EASTMAN-LEATHER-CLOTHING
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Oct 09, 2012 17:04:10 PDT
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US $521.00
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Item location:
Amsterdam, Zuid-Oost, Netherlands

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BUAERO U.S. NAVY
G-1 FLIGHT JACKET
SPEC. 55J14(AER)
CONTRACT NO.N-383s-3120
EASTMAN LEATHER CLOTHING
SIZE 42

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.

 

Excellent condition G-1 size 42 Flight Jacket expertly made by ELC UK and based on the 55J14 by L.W.FOSTER SPORTSWEAR CO.INC. 
I purchased this jacket too small
to wear since I know now that I need a size 44 long for this model. The shell is in very good used condition with a striking 'broken in' patina. The mouton collar is the finest I've ever seen on a ELC jacket and perfect with no fur loss and no bald areas. The collar has a white USN (typical FOSTER) stencil. No fraying at the cuffs or waistband, although there are two professionally mended moth nips. The Talon zipper is in perfect working condition with no separation. The jacket is tagged a size 42. (See Measurements Below) 

If you have any questions, please ask them prior to bidding.
 

Measurements:

Pit to Pit: 22"

Shoulders: 20"

Back from collar seam to end of hem: 24.5"

Sleeve from shoulder seam to end of cuff: 24"



COLLECTORS

I have been researching and collecting  mid-century military aviation items for close to ten years. All of my items are guaranteed to be authentic and originally made during the period described. See my feedback and bid with confidence.

I do sell reproductions as well and they will be clearly stated as such in my listing. I describe all of my items as accurately as possible, and offer as much information as I can to clearly inform you as the buyer.

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REGISTERED & INSURED INTERNATIONAL AIRMAIL FOR THIS ITEM IS:  $.45 WORLD WIDE or  $.25 IN EU.

EU collectors within the euro zone, please be aware that the worldwide listing is ex.19% vat/btw.

This has to be added to the worldwide listing. However, there is no import and customs tax within the euro zone.

Unless you accept full responsibilities in a separate email  for standard shipping  above $50 I will not ship otherwise than stated above.


If you cannot comply with these conditions, do not bid on the auction.

 

Thank you and good luck.



AEROMANCE

MidCentury Naval Aviation





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