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Red Tails Motion Picture 2012
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Red Tails Movie Jackets
  Bronco MFG. Co.
  David D. Doniger
  I. Chapman & Sons
  J.A. Dubow 20960
  J.A. Dubow 27798
  Monarch Mfg. Co.
  Perry Sportswear
  Poughkeepsie
  Rough Wear 18091
  Rough Wear 1401-P
  Rough Wear 27752
  Star Sportswear
  United Sheeplined
  1939 Werber
  1941 Werber
  Aero Leather 16160
  Aero Leather 18775
  No-Name 42-18246-P
  No-Name 27753
  Type A-1
  Californian Ventura
  Californian Racer
  M-422 Monarch
  AN-6552 Bogen

Red Tails Movie Jackets


George Lucas has created a movie about the Tuskegee Airmen called Red Tails. The release date is January 20, 2012. We were invited to make Type A-2 jackets for the main characters, all being custom fitted for each actor it was meant for. This is an exciting opportunity for us. The door was opened through David Howell of Diamond Cap Co., who suggested to the costume designer that we be included.

The costume designer, Alison Mitchell, went to great lengths to ensure that every detail of clothing worn by the actors would be convincing to any WWII enthusiast. Many complicated parts of flight gear had to be found or created from scratch, and this was done whole-heartedly.

Other reproduction flight jacket companies were able to contribute a large volume of clothing for the film, as the film definitely needed a significant amount of wardrobe to accurately dress hundreds of men on an air base in WWII.

Red Tails preview and full movie on Youtube.com

Various Red Tails clips on Youtube.com

Elijah Kelley wearing his Good Wear Doniger while attending a Fleet Week party.

Good Wear jackets worn by actors in Red Tails

We supplied the actors below with either one or two of our jackets, along with several for stunt men and pilots flying the P-51 aircraft.

Marty 'Easy' Julian   (Nate Parker)
Leon 'Neon' Edwards   (Kevin Phillips)
Maurice 'Bumps' Wilson   (Michael B. Jordan)
Joe 'Lightning' Little   (David Oyelowo)
Ray 'Ray Gun' Gannon   (Tristan Wilds)
Walter 'Winky' Hall   (Leslie Odom Jr.)
Samuel 'Suicide' George   (Elijah Kelley)
David 'Deke' Watkins   (Marcus T. Paulk)
Andrew 'Smoky' Salem   (Ne-Yo)

We have some photographs from the film below. Every Type A-2 jacket in these photographs is a Good Wear production. Each photo may be seen in a larger format by clicking on the image:

Red Tails Motion Picture Film 2012

Red Tails Motion Picture Film 2012

Red Tails Motion Picture Film 2012

Red Tails Motion Picture Film 2012

Red Tails Motion Picture Film 2012

Red Tails Motion Picture Film 2012

Red Tails Motion Picture Film 2012

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