The first aviators adopted leather as their material of choice because of its durability, warmth, and good looks. This garment takes its inspiration from the G-1 Jacket that was standardized by the US Navy in 1940. The G-1 displaced the iconic A-2 style in the mid-1940s. In 1969, the US Navy Fighter Weapons School was established and only the very best aviators were invited try out the "Top Gun" course. Those who graduated represented the best of the best. These elite graduates adorned their issued G-1 Flight Jackets with military patches that reflected their personal accomplishments.
Our lambskin jacket features authentic replicas of real Navy flight patches. The lining tells the story of the coveted "Wings of Gold," the rigorous two-year flight school training program for Naval aviators. Italian lambskin leather with a detachable genuine sheepskin collar. Imported. 5.8 lbs.