Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
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Good Wear Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket
Price: $900.00 (slightly used condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: this pattern is a comfortable fit in the correct size
Leather: sheepskin, and then Shinki seal aniline horsehide trim
Cuff knits: dark brown wool
Thread: reddish-brown cotton
Zipper: reproduction blackened M-42 Talon with brass stopper
Size: 44R

This jacket is our first test model of the AN-J-4 pattern. We have two original Aero AN-J-4 jackets, and have taken apart one for the design. The jacket is very comfortable, and looks great when worn. As with most first-run tests, there are a few mistakes, and we carefully learn from those details. We would most likely have to point out what is incorrect, as the AN-J-4 design is somewhat complicated, and even collectors get confused about the differences from maker to another.

Aero had one particular contract, 43-13616, in which there are variations in production. Earlier jackets had folded horsehide trim on the sleeve facings, wind flap, and pockets. The pockets were made with buttons and a three-point flap. Later jackets from this contract were literally made with cut out pieces that had no folds...not even the pockets had folded edges, but they were just cut and sewn right on the jacket. Later pocket flaps are a pure rectangle, and had snaps.We copy the earlier style, which has folded edges.

This jacket has beautiful Shinki seal brown horsehide, and the sheepskin is a bit darker a seal brown shade. The fur of this sheepskin is slightly dyed with a darker brown on the tips (it came this way from the tannery). We will not use this sheepskin on production jackets, but this was a good set of hides for a test model. We have sorted the production sheepksins. These hides, though, are very comfortable, and look great. The grain will get better with wear, too. This jacket has about two hours of wear in it so far.

This jacket was sewn with a single needle machine, but originals would have been made with a double needle. We will be purchasing a special post-bed double needle machine with 1/4" gap soon, and production models will have this feature. Also, the label in this jacket was removed from one of the originals that we have, so the label is vintage, and the size tab is reproduction. It is sewn just behind the left pocket, as originals of this contract were.

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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Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Good Wear Leather: Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket

Sizing Chart


Jacket dimensions:

 Front along zipper 23"
 Front chest under arms 25"
 Back width under arms 25"
 Back height 27"
 Shoulder width 21"
 Sleeves, from shoulder to end of cuff 24.5"

Good Wear Aero AN-J-4 Flight Jacket
Price: $900.00 (slightly used condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: this pattern is a comfortable fit in the correct size
Leather: sheepskin, and then Shinki seal aniline horsehide trim
Cuff knits: dark brown wool
Thread: reddish-brown cotton
Zipper: reproduction blackened M-42 Talon with brass stopper
Size: 44R

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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