US Navy and Marine Corps pilots of WW2 prized the G-1 (then designated the M-422A) goatskin leather flight jacket for its warmth, comfort, and rakish good looks. The classic G-1 carried on into Korea and Vietnam, and was also often worn by motorcyclists of the post-war era out on the “open road”. In 2016, the famous Eastman Leather Clothing Company of Devon, England introduced a horsehide version of the G-1, a concept whose time has come. This Vintage 1950s Style EASTMAN HORSEHIDE LEATHER G-1 FLIGHT MOTORCYCLE JACKET is in MINT, unworn, new in the packaging condition, with absolutely no rips, holes, tears, or damage of any kind to the rich, tough Italian veg-tanned brown horsehide leather construction. Most interestingly, it’s a Size 44, boasts a thick, lush reddish brown genuine mouton collar, and sports a fully functional “TALON” metal front zipper with a brown leather pull. The jacket features the classic single exposed button flap closure lower front pockets, brown knit cuffs and waistband, leather wind flap, button throat latch, leather hanging tab at the inside neck, cool OD rayon/cotton “EndZone twill” lining, interior left hand pocket big enough to fit a. 45, gusseted, belted bi-swing back for mobility, and brown finished metal ventilation grommets at the underarms. It carries the traditional “EASTMAN SPORTSWEAR” and “MADE OF GENUINE / HORSE HIDE” maker’s labels at the inside neck, and is a beautiful example of a Vintage 1950s Style EASTMAN HORSEHIDE LEATHER G-1 FLIGHT MOTORCYCLE JACKET. We have shown an illustration of the legendary Steve McQueen wearing a similar G-1 jacket. The item “Vtg 1950s Style EASTMAN HORSEHIDE LEATHER G-1 FLIGHT MOTORCYCLE JACKET Fly Coat” is in sale since Friday, August 30, 2019. This item is in the category “Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men’s Clothing\Coats & Jackets”. The seller is “abramsantiques” and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: Motorcycle
- Size (Men’s): 44
- Brand: Eastman Leather Clothing
- Size Type: Regular