Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
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Good Wear U.S. Navy Willis & Geiger M-444 Jacket
Price: $949.00 (lightly used condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: comfortable in the right size
Leather: seal brown sheepskin, veg-tanned seal goatskin
Knit cuffs: OD green wool (vintage)
Thread: dark brown cotton
Zipper: brass M-42 Talon zipper with vintage Talon slider
Size: 42L

This jacket is a first test model of the very first contract M-444 jacket, made by Willis & Geiger of New York. We have two in our collection, and a size 38 in very poor condition was used for the pattern (carefully taken apart). This is a cool design, and has several unique details compared with other M-444 makers. We also have a size 44R original.

Please know that, no matter how hard we tried, the goatskin in the photographs looks quite starkly lighter than the sheepskin, but the contrast isn't so extreme. The last few photos of the jacket being worn are accurate in depicting the color difference.

W&G added a little goatskin backing to the ends of the collar, folded and tacked all the open edges of sheepskin (other companies would just leave cut edges exposed internally), and had a more complex zipper-top goatskin frame than other makers. Originals had nickel plated buckles, and we have used the original buckles from the size 38 for this jacket.

The sheepskin used in this jacket is quite dense and heavy, though the fur is cut to the correct 1/4" length. The jacket is warm and easy to wear when driving or walking. The goatskin is dense and grainy as well.

The label in this jacket is from the original that we took apart (size 38), but in the future, our copy will have a "Willis & Chapman" label, which will look similar to this label, another project that will be coming.

This jacket will ideally fit a person who is 5'10" to 6'1", with a chest circumference of 42-43", and weight of 180-205 pounds.

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Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Good Wear U.S. Navy M-444 Flight Jacket WWII
Sizing Chart


Jacket dimensions:

 Front along zipper 22.5"
 Front chest under arms 24"
 Back width under arms 23.5"
 Back height 25.5"
 Shoulder width 19.5"
 Sleeves, from shoulder to end 25.5"

Good Wear U.S. Navy Willis & Geiger M-444 Jacket
Price: $949.00 (lightly used condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: comfortable in the right size
Leather: seal brown sheepskin, veg-tanned seal goatskin
Knit cuffs: OD green wool (vintage)
Thread: dark brown cotton
Zipper: brass M-42 Talon zipper with vintage Talon slider
Size: 42L


Shipping
Our standard shipping costs are $55.00 for customers within the U.S.A (insured Priority Mail), and $85.00 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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