- Great sheepskin value Review by "Vito" Genova
While I purchased my US Authentic ANJ-4 used, I must say I am very impressed by the quality and fit of this jacket. The ANJ-4 was a short-lived jacket for the military and this model is somewhat close to the second "generation" of the style. Other repro manufacturers like Eastman (especially), Aero, and Lost Worlds offer slightly more authenticity with their products, but only die hard collectors and history buffs would noice the difference between those more expensive brands and the US Authentic model.
Some may argue that horsehide facings would be more historically accurate but I find that the hard wearing goat used in this style actually makes for a more pliable and comfortable jacket. The sheepskin itself is top notch as is the quality of construction.
This jacket has come in handy with the sub-zero weather we have been experiencing as of late. A warm and cozy jacket, the ANJ-4 only comes out when the temperatures hit 20 F or below. Even in below freezing temperatures the wearer can get by with only a light shirt underneath. It almost makes me wish for colder and longer winters!
My experience with this jacket has convinced me to order a horsehide A-2 model from US Authentic this spring.
Well done! (Posted on 2/2/14)
- Quality merchandise Review by Robert Winter
The ANJ 4 arrived this morning and fits well. We are having almost annoyingly mild (above average temps with clouds, fog and melting) so it's "flight test" as a Minnesota-grade jacket awaits; but the styling and freedom of movement are everything the picture shows and the ad describes.
That it feels a bit warm in this 35 degree weather bodes well. It replaces an Avirex B-3 which I bought 20 years ago and which, as even leather does, has shrunken rather drastically about the stomach. I first became aware of the ANJ 4 about a year after getting it, wished I had, but until coming across yours had found it almost impossible to find and, then, made very badly.
Hope all's well with you and yours and thanks, yet again, for quality merchandise, well-made. (Posted on 7/28/10)
- Very impressive coat Review by John Beacon
Just a note to say the ANJ-4 arrived today in less than a week from the time I ordered it!. Not only was delivery for this custom made coat impressive, but the fit is perfect. We discussed what I wanted on the phone on Monday and by Friday it arrived. The quality of materials and craftsmanship is exceptional and every bit equal to the three other coats you have made for me over the past four years. I may like the ANJ-4 the best, although it may be one of the most expensive you produce, the detail and quality is worth the price. It is a handsome looking coat in the photo and every bit as much when it arrived. Thanks!
(Posted on 7/28/10)