The G-1 was introduced into service in late 1930s as the official flight jacket of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corp flyers. The bi-swing pleat in the shoulder (which extends down the back to a belted waist) and double gussets under each arm provided for ease of movement in places which had notoriously small cockpits (as well as provided the movment to swim, if needed..). Our jacket faithfully reproduces the two large front, button flap pockets, with radiused lower corners and a gently curved flap. The same merino lamb mouton fur collar (with button closure flap and white "USN" stamp on the jacket's under-collar), zipper wind-flap with "USN" perforation and 100% rayon lining will keep you warm in the air or on the ground.
The stock jacket is made in seal brown goatskin, seal brown mouton fur collar, and has double entry front pockets. If you prefer a single entry pocket (military spec.) just let us know in the instruction box during check out and we will take care of it at no extra charge.
If you like to create your personal specifications please visit the custom G-1 jacket below.
Fit is simply excellent Review by John Anderson
My new jacket arrived today and I wanted to express my thanks to you. I knew the quality would be outstanding as the two previous jackets I looked at were exceptional. However, I was a little apprehensive about the custom size because I have very little confidence in my ability to measure myself
or to imagine how much material needed to be taken out of the jacket.
Well, the fit is simply excellent. (Even my wife thinks so.) The length is right on the money and the taper from back to waist is equally great.
Thanks for your help and input. All this in only 3 business days. Well done! Thank you once again. You sincerely deserve the testimonial. (Posted on 7/21/10)
Attention to detail is exceptional Review by Greg Buhyoff
I received my customized G-1 yesterday. After researching several companies who make or provide flight jackets, I discovered U.S. Authentic.
Over the years I have owned many flight jackets -- those that were issued to me by the Air Force and others I acquired over time. I wanted a G-1 that was made to the highest standards of workmanship. But, further, I wanted a customized version since I am a pilot and wanted some changes to the inside pockets to facilitate their use in flight. Also, and even more important, I wanted a jacket that fit me perfectly. After speaking with Customer service and discussing my needs and requirements, he said that none of my requests presented even the slightest problem. I ordered the jacket at noon on a Friday.
The jacket was delivered the following Wednesday! I was shocked! A customized jacket that fast. Well, let me say this, when I opened the box and took out the jacket I a smile came over me immediately. Being the owner of so many jackets, I could see immediately the high quality of workmanship. Now that I have had a chance to wear and examine the jacket in fine detail, I cannot be more pleased. The attention to detail is exceptional. The workmanship is superb and the selection of leather is absolutely tops. Working with U S Authentic was a pleasure and special. They obviously cares and wants to provide a product that will provide 100% satisfaction to the customer. All I can say, is that I am 110% satisfied! Thank you all the craftspeople at U.S. Authentic. You can be proud of your skill and the products you produce. I have already selected the next jacket I am going to order from you. And, you will be hearing from me shortly.
Thanks again, from one happy pilot.
(Posted on 7/21/10)
Best quality and workmanship I have ever seen Review by Mark Baran
As noted previously, my father was a Navy/Marine aviator during World War II. He saw action from the Battle of Coral Sea up the Pacific Rim. In the last two years since his passing, I have been looking for a company that could make a good quality G-1. My considerations were not only quality and authenticity, but also someone I could trust with his squadron and campaign patches, which are irreplaceable. On your assurance, I forwarded the patches along with my order. On receiving the G-1 I have to say that it is the best quality and workmanship I have ever seen in a flight jacket. I have G-1 jackets that cost twice as much as the one made for me by your company that are no where near the level of quality of U.S. Authentic. Many, many thanks! If my dad was around to see it, I'm sure he would agree. (Posted on 7/21/10)
Authentic, and fit is perfect Review by Neil Livingston
I am extremely pleased with my G-1 flight jacket. Not only is it authentic, but the fit is perfect. My suit size is 44 regular and U. S. Authentic suggested that I order size 46. Like many of the other reviewers, my Dad was a Naval pilot during WWII flying both aircraft and lighter than air craft. The jacket is warm and very comfortable to wear..... and it's unbelievable how many wonderful comments it receives.
(Posted on 7/21/10)
- Great jacket Review by James
I ordered my Navy G1 jacket on Monday and received it on Thursday. The quality and workmanship were superb, even better than the one issued to me by the navy in 1960 ( which I still have but no longer fits). Great jacket and excellent customer service.
James (Posted on 7/14/14)
- It's perfect Review by Jen
- The jacket is gorgeous. It fit perfectly, thanks Shaul for the assist on that. It made my boyfriend very happy. I don't think he has stopped smiling. (Posted on 1/29/14)
- G1 Jacket purchsed 12/2013 Review by Steven
- We purchased a G1 jacket for our college age son as a Christmas gift. It arrived in two days, and was exactly as described. Authentically made and of the finest quality. Our son is delighted with his gift. Shaul was available by telephone prior to ordering, and his advice was very helpful. He also followed up with us after our order was placed, in order to make sure that shipping and delivery were optimized for us. Shaul is responsive and knowledgeable, and his integrity is beyond reproach. I can wholeheartedly recommend him and his products, and I would not hesitate to make a future purchase from Flight Jacket. They are great. (Posted on 12/27/13)