Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company

Original Willis & Geiger AN-J-3 Jacket
Price: $450.00 (used vintage condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: this pattern is a slender fit in the correct size
Leather: seal aniline goatskin
Lining: grey-brown rayon
Zipper: original nickel M-43 V (Victory) Talon
Size: 40 (Long)

This is a WWII-era AN-J-3 flight jacket. The jacket was made by Willis & Geiger, and has all the details seen on other AN-J-3 jackets that they produced. The question is why an Abercrombie and Fitch label set has been used on it. Our belief is that government contracts were produced with the government purchasing about 20-30% more material than was needed, just in case anything could go wrong during a production cycle. At the end of the contract, the production house could use any excess material for their own profit.

In this case, the left-over material could be used to keep the production line going on the same format of jackets, but a department store would be asked if they would purchase the finished garments. Abercrombie and Fitch may have bought this run of jackets, and supplied their own labels for the garments before they were made. The labels were certainly applied during production of the jacket, not after.

We have done nothing to the jacket, and it is extremely solid, with the exception of the cuffs having some fraying (the waistband has a few small holes as well, which can be seen in the photos). It has no odors, other than the light smell of the tanning method. The leather has the usual marks of wear, but not much, and the goatskin is in exceptional condition, considering how old it is. The lining is very solid, with a few holes here and there, but still plenty strong and wearable. The zipper works just fine, but has a little fraying of the cotton tape at the base of the insertion pin. Note the V on the pull tab, which was a war-time V for Victory.

These jackets are extremely rare, and no original used by the military, that we have ever seen, has has any label in it. This one was obviously not used by the military, but every detail of construction is identical to the ones we've seen used by the military (usually the AAF).

Please let us know your dimensions (height, weight, and chest circumference), and we will know how well this one should fit.

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AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather

AN-J-3 Flight Jacket sold by Good Wear Leather


Jacket dimensions:

 Front along zipper 23.75"
 Front chest under arms 22"
 Back width under arms 22 (pleats add another 8")"
 Back height 25.25"
 Shoulder width 19.25"
 Sleeves, from shoulder to end of cuff 25.25"

Original Willis & Geiger AN-J-3 Jacket
Price: $450.00 (solid used vintage condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: this pattern is a slender fit in the correct size
Leather: seal aniline goatskin finish
Lining: grey-brown rayon
Zipper: original nickel M-43 V (Victory) Talon
Size: 40 (Long)

Payment

Payment can be made either by credit card, check, or using PayPal.com, with our moniker of info@goodwearleather.com. For credit cards, please email your intent to purchase the jacket, and we will email a SecureNet form to fill out with your credit card information. Shipping costs in addition are $35.00 for customers within the U.S.A, and $60.00 for customers outside of the U.S.A., using USPS EMS trackable shipping.
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