A timeless classic, the U.S. Navy Issue Mil Spec G-1 is crafted from 100% goatskin and manufactured to military specified patterns and is currently supplied by Cockpit to U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and special operation units as well as foreign countries which demand the original. The jacket features a bi- swing back for comfort and ease of movement, top entry front flap pockets, a large interior, and snap close chest pocket. The full frontal wind flap is stamped with USN. Underarm grommets for ventilation, nylon lining along with wool blend knit cuffs and waistband complete the picture.
One change we have implemented is using the originally specified genuine silky lambs wool shearling mouton collar like that of the WWII era version for a more luxurious finish instead of the currently specified synthetic acrylic collar.
This jacket is sized according to military specifications, ordering one size larger is recommended for a looser fit or your regular size for a true to size fit. Available in regular and long sizes. Made in the USA of imported leather.
The G-1 remains a current uniform-issue item in naval aviation for officer and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Coast Guard. The U.S. Navy began issue of the B-3 in the 1930s, and standardized by the Navy in 1940 as the M-422A. In 1943 this jacket, named by the Army Air Forces and the Navy as the ANJ-3 (Army Navy Jacket 3). The term "G-1" was not used as a label for this fur-collared military-issued jacket until after WWII However, the term "G-1" has come to be used for this style of naval leather flight jacket. Prior to the end of World War II, and starting in 1940 when it was officially named by the U.S. Navy, the jacket had the military spec number of M-422.