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.
Perfect fit, craftsmanship, and authenticity Review by Dan Pope
I just wanted to say how pleased I am with the G-1 I purchased before Christmas last year. I spent a lot of time looking at catalogs and surfing the net deciding which jacket to buy, and I am certain I could not have done better at any price. The fit, the craftsmanship and most of all, the authenticity, are perfect. The first time I wore it into the office, one of my partners, a Navy Reserve JAG officer spotted it from 50 paces -- and accused me of having a "restricted issue" jacket. My father-in-law, who served twenty years aboard carriers, plans to get one shortly, and another partner, who served first as a Marine officer, and later in the Navy, and who wore his G-1 in Vietnam, has your address as well. Thanks!
(Posted on 7/21/10)
Excellent repair Review by Steve Warwick
Just a short note to thank you for your prompt and excellent repair of my G-1 jacket. The cuffs and waistband match well and frankly your knit material is superior to the mil spec stuff that was on the coat. I will now enjoy the use of this jacket, and appreciate your efforts. Thanks
again! (Posted on 7/21/10)
Job well done! Review by Andrew Todd Fox
I ordered my G1 Flight Jacket from US Authentic after many months of searching the web along with regular commercial companies. I decided to give US Authentic a call (Nothing to lose, its a 1 888 # !) and was very pleased with the customer service that I was given. I was burned with a jacket order that I had made about a year ago. The partially named company, AV##EX, had sent me jacket that didn't fit & was of very poor quality.
Stuck with a jacket that...one, didn't fit... and two, didn't look good... I was going to be very critical of ANY company who was going to replace my worthless, and expensive, G1 jacket. The folks at US Authentic were VERY helpful in sizing a jacket for me. I kept insisting that I wanted a jacket size that was larger than the one that didn't fit me currently. They took my measurements (Height, Weight, Jacket Size, Waist Size) and assured me
that my correct size would be a 40R. I had also wanted some custom work done on my jacket... Including: Side entry pockets, double map pockets inside, an inside chest pocket with pen holder, and a custom leather zipper
pull tab to name a few. I was very surprised that all of this custom work would be done for a non-changing base amount of $100.00! I couldn't believe that I could get any kind of modification that I wanted for only $100.00.
I received my jacket, in 4 days, and was very pleased with the work that had been done. I salute US Authentic... with a job well done! (Posted on 7/21/10)
Simply amazing Review by B. M. O'Connell
The jacket came today and I can't thank you enough for the work that went into it. Its everything advertised and much more. I'm really grateful for the research that went into the squadron patch. I know that this could not have been easy to locate. Amazing.
Thanks again for a remarkable piece of craftsmanship. Its wonderful to know that this quality is flourishing in your business and I hope that many more hear about your work.
Good luck in all of your future endeavors - you deserve every success! (Posted on 7/21/10)
Very fine product Review by Ben Smith
I ordered a G 1 flight jacket as a surprise for my son, age 30. I had a lengthy discussion with Dover when I called in the order and gave him my son's overall specs, etc. To make a long story short, the jacket was received in timely fashion and I opened the parcel with him. I find it difficult to describe the pleasure I experienced when we examined the jacket for the first time. The quality was, to say the least, exceptional!
The leather was real 5 star plus quality and consistent throughout the entire garment. I couldn't be more pleased! I have a personal A 2 from another mfg. that I had considered to be pretty darn good, but, your jacket beats them all. I am so envious of the G 1 that I bought for my son that I see one for myself in the future. Again, congratulations for such a fine
product. We are extremely well pleased. (Posted on 7/21/10)
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)
- 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)