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USN G-1 flying jacket c.1950s, S42

USN G-1 flying jacket c.1950s, S42

Code: J25023


Bureau of Aeronautics, USN Flight Jacket, Intermediate, G-1.  By L.W. Foster Sportswear Co. Inc.  Size 42.  Physically measures approximately 44").  This is from their largest contract, DA-36-243-QM(CTM)2312, Specification No. MIL-J-7823(AER) dating from around 1956.  It features rounded pocket flaps in place of the normal scalloped type and has pierced U.S.N. marks on the storm flap. It is manufactured in seal brown goatskin with matching rayon/nylon lining.  The leather is in excellent overall condition, strong, clean and, aside from a few small scuffs and minor abrasion, undamaged.  The knitted cuffs and waistband are equally good and the dark brown natural mouton fur collar with buttoned closure strap is superb.  The original Conmar zip is fully functional and the lining undamaged and complete with leather hanger and label.   A fabulous vintage jacket.  Stock code J25023.

Approximate size : pit to pit 44", centre of pit to waist 15", centre of pit to cuff 20", shoulder to cuff 26", collar/neck seam to waist 26", shoulder to shoulder 19.25"