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.
Forget the others, this Custom jacket is the thing! Review by Johnny G
Shaul, got my custom jacket today.
PERFECT fit and PERFECT all round!
The attention and time you gave me and my order was outstanding.
Thanks so much for a terrific product, craftsmanship A-1 (or is that A-2) all round!!!
(Posted on 1/17/11)
EXCELLENT QUALITY Review by Johnny
I ordered this jacket as a reference for a custom order.
Shaul is outstanding! The tons of questions I had have all been addressed as I finalized by custom.
The G-1 is fantastic quality all round.
My custom order is for our production company's upcoming project.
Peace to all!
THANKS SHAUL! (Posted on 1/4/11)
Just received it... Review by Mike S.
and have to admit it is the most expensive piece of apparel that I have ever bought but I really like it, just need the weather to cooperate, went from the 20's to the 60's the day after I received it. I ordered a size larger than my normal size and it fit perfect, almost wish I had asked for a custom one with USMC instead of the USN stamped in. Thanks. (Posted on 12/17/10)
Outstanding Review by MM2
Bought this jacket about a month ago and it is truly amazing. I have never seen such quality and I was very impressed with it. The stitching is strong and the leather is outstanding. Very pleased with this jacket. (Posted on 11/21/10)
Just wonderful!!! Review by maverick.2501
Two years ago i bought this wonderful jacket!!!
Good leather and good smell (very important too, for me). I turned into Top Gun adding patches but It was a shame because it's beautiful without patches too. So I bought another G-1 (and B3, MA-1 and B-15) and so I'm a happy man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Massimo I. from Italy (Gela (CL), Sicily) (Posted on 11/6/10)
Better with age Review by Richard C.
I bought my jacket 1 year ago, I wore it all winter ( and then some) .Massachusetts winters can hang around a while. This jacket is my "go-to" and should you decide to order one you will not be disappointed. The quality of the product is matched by the quality of the people at
U.S Authentic, it is all good. I was being a bit picky about my order , but Dover took it all in stride and delivered , Thank You U.S Authentic... (Posted on 11/1/10)
I love these jackets Review by Chris Chebret (January 2007)
I just wanted to drop a line and let you know I received my jacket. It looks great and fits perfect. This is the second jacket I have purchased from you. I ordered an A-2 from you last year and I loved it so much I ordered one for home and the other for work. I purchased the G-1 from you this year and it fits great while I'm in the helicopter at work. Just wanted to praise your work. I love the smell of good quality leather. (Posted on 8/2/10)
Workmanship is superb! Review by H. H. Sullivan (August 2009)
Please pass on to your craftsmen that I am completely satisfied with my G1 flight jacket. The workmanship is superb! I can, and will without hesitation, recommend US Authentic Mfg. to my friends.
Thank you from a satisfied customer. (Posted on 7/28/10)
Spectacular leather and workmanship Review by Mark Cope (December 2008)
Gentlemen I am very impressed with the G1 I received today, the quality of workmanship and leather were spectacular. I really would like to say thank you and that I look forward to working again with you soon on our company jackets.
M Cope, Hawk Aero Support
(Posted on 7/28/10)
Beautiful jacket Review by Thierry Rocourt (February 2008)
I'm very satisfied with this purchase, and thank you for this beautiful leather jacket. I will inaugurate it next saturday with a Piper Cub flight. My G1 and I will grow older together... (Posted on 7/28/10)
- Navy G-1 Flight Jacket Review by Bill
- Excellent service, great work. I sent in my 54 year old G1 flight jacket for repair. The moths had eaten the cuffs and waistband. They repaired and returned this jacket like new...Thanks, Bill Lynn San Diego,CA (Posted on 12/17/12)
- Outstanding product Review by Joe
- This replaces the my Navy-issued jacket of some 35 years ago, which unfortunately grew too small. Love the new leather smell. (Posted on 12/14/12)
- Excellent G-1 Review by RBW
This is a beautiful coat. The service was prompt. I spoke to the owner Saturday evening to confirm the correct size based on my measurements, and ordered it that night on-line. There was a shipment notice generated by Sunday morning. The jacket arrived by Tuesday. Beautiful, supple leather. The right size. I had ordered a nametag, and it was prepared correctly, no typos.
If I had a wish, it would be the option to have the nametag sewn onto the jacket prior to shipment. I have a great tailor doing that now, at some extra expense. I would pay extra to have the nametag attached in-house so that the coat would arrive ready-to-wear. While wearing the coat at the tailor to check nametag placement, a very young lady said, "Nice jacket." I know she wasn't flirting. The look in her eye said she wanted the jacket for herself.
RBW (Posted on 10/6/12)