Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Original L.W.Foster MIL-J-7823 G-1 Flight Jacket
Price: $390.00 (used condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: this pattern is a comfortable fit in the correct size
Leather: chrome tanned seal brown goatskin
Lining: original brown rayon, with neck area replaced
Mouton: replace, but with vintage mouton
Waistband: original seal wool (superb condition)
Cuffs: replaced wool cuffs
Zipper: original Conmar zipper, which operates very well
Size: 46

This jacket is a vintage G-1 from around 1956, and was made by L.W. Foster. They were the among a small number of contractors who made massive numbers of jackets for the Navy, along with jackets for the Air Force. This is from their largest contract, DA-36-243-QM(CTM)2134. After one more contract, Lou Foster would no longer make leather garments, but produced leisure suits (this information from his grandson). His brother Irvin B. Foster and he argued over the company future, and Irvin left to start his own business, still making the iconic G-1 jacket, along with many other forms of military clothing.

This jacket is a rare size 46, and it fits John very well. The jacket is in solid, used condition. The mouton hit the stage of needing to be replaced, along with the cuffs and the neck area of the lining, so all those were replaced. Vintage mouton was used, of the exact same color as the original when new. The neck area of the lining and label/hanger bar were all rather poorly aligned when new, so we did what we could to keep the first stitch holes properly filled. When worn, the jacket looks great.

There are no stitch holes from patches or a name tag anywhere on this jacket.

The original waist band has some holes and pulls, but not enough to be replaced. The original Conmar zipper works just fine. The goatskin has some surface wear along the zipper track, and in areas that get the most friction, but is just fine, and will be good for years and years to come.

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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Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Original L.W. Foster G-1 MIL-J-7823 Flight Jacket

Sizing Chart


Jacket dimensions:

 Front along zipper 24"
 Front chest under arms 25"
 Back width under arms 24" (+8" with pleats)
 Back height 25.5"
 Shoulder width 20.5"
 Sleeves, from shoulder to end of cuff 25.25"

Original L.W.Foster MIL-J-7823 G-1 Flight Jacket
Price: $390.00 (used condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: this pattern is a comfortable fit in the correct size
Leather: chrome tanned seal brown goatskin
Lining: original brown rayon, with neck area replaced
Mouton: replace, but with vintage mouton
Waistband: original seal wool (superb condition)
Cuffs: replaced wool cuffs
Zipper: original Conmar zipper, which operates very well
Size: 46

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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