Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Flying Equipment Co. G-1 Jacket
Price: $320.00 (used condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: comfortable fit in the right size
Leather: chrome tanned aniline finish seal brown goatskin
Lining: dark turquoise viscose rayon
Mouton: excellent condition
Knits: solid waistband, replaced cuffs
Zipper: original brown painted Talon, which is great
Size: 42

This jacket is a vintage G-1 from the late 1940s, made for Flying Equipment Co. The company that made this is actually Star Sportswear, of Lynn, MA, as the details between Flying Equipment Co. jackets that we've seen are identical to the contract 55J14 jackets made by Star. We've handled many F.E.C. G-1s, and they are dead-on accurate for Star. The body pattern is just like Star (narrow back panel, wide front panels, shoulder seam lies far back). amd the goatskin is identical to several Star's we've recently handled. Note the great patina.

We believe that these jackets were first made as a sub-company of Star, to sell off overstock G-1 jackets made in-house. Often in military contracts, a large quantity of leather, parts and material would be provided—far more than what was needed to fulfill the contract. The company could do whatever they wanted with the overstock, and in most cases, it seems they would just keep making jackets, and sell them to distributors or by mail order with a different label. In this case, we think it might have been through the Navy's PX system. We've seen a number of these jackets with patches and name tags, and that would be possible if jackets could be purchased through the PX. This particular jacket would have been made later, though for the same reason. If one does a Google search for Flying Equipment Co. G-1 jackets, this will bear out.

This jacket was used regularly at some point, and has very comfortable goatskin. The grain is just beautiful. The quality of workmanship is solid, as with most Stars. The lining, which is a dark turquoise color (seen on several original L.W. Foster and the Breier of Amsterdam G-1 jackets) is in excellent condition, having no tears or other problems. The mouton is great, plush and full. The waistband is solid, and only has two darns, and the cuffs were replaced by us in a matching wool shade, and proper nylon thread. The zipper is a 1940s Talon, with slider and stopper painted brown.

No patches or name tags were ever applied to the jacket.

This jacket will ideally fit a person who is 5'9" to 5'11", with a chest circumference of 41-43", and weight of 170-190 pounds.

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Flying Equipment Co. G-1 55J14 Jacket Goatskin
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Sizing Chart


Jacket dimensions:

 Front along zipper 24"
 Front chest under arms 23"
 Back width under arms 23" (+8" pleats)
 Back height 26"
 Shoulder width 19.25"
 Sleeves, from shoulder to end 25.25"

Flying Equipment Co. G-1 Jacket
Price: $320.00 (used condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: comfortable fit in the right size
Leather: chrome tanned aniline finish seal brown goatskin
Lining: dark turquoise viscose rayon
Mouton: excellent condition
Knits: solid waistband, replaced cuffs
Zipper: original brown painted Talon, which is great
Size: 42

Shipping
Our standard shipping costs are $45.00 for customers within the U.S.A (insured Priority Mail), and $72.00 for customers outside of the U.S.A., using USPS EMS trackable shipping.

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 (within the USA - we have to receive your information via phone or email for international transactions).
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