Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Good Wear Leather Coat Company
Vintage L.W. Foster G-1 Jacket
Price: $700.00 (lightly used condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: this pattern is very comfortable in the correct size
Leather: wonderful dark brown goatskin, flexible as if new
Lining: essentially new condition, no signs of wear
Mouton: also no signs of use or wear
Knits: solid, no holes, still tight and firm
Conmar zipper: as-new condition, works great
Size: 44

This vitnage L.W. Foster G-1 is from their last contract, the controversial one in which there was a legal battle with the government. The contract was for 13,000 jackets, and an argument arose between the two about how the jackets should be constructed. After this, Lou Foster no longer made any Navy jackets, but his brother, Irvin Foster, overtook production of Navy jackets for another decade.

This jacket is in near mint condition. Though there are some subtle signs of use, it's almost in a condition one would expect to find a jacket coming out of the box from the factory. The great give-away that it's bee handled is that there was a name tag applied to the chest, but that's been removed. Otherwise, the jacket is astonishingly clean. Even the uncut thread from production hasn't been removed in a few areas.

The leather is wonderful...comfortable in weight (not overly heavy or stiff), pigment finished in dark seal brown, and in robust, flexible condition, as if it were new, not 63 years old. The same can be said about the mouton, which is plush and still straight, with no signs of fading or matting from sitting against skin. The lining is incredible, with the neck area showing no signs of any wear. The knits are superb, still quite firm and tight, and the zipper works as if new.

The jacket would fit someone in the range of 5'10" to 6'2", with a chest of 42-44", and a weight of about 180-205 pounds.

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Jacket dimensions:

 Front along zipper 24"
 Front chest under arms 24"
 Back width under arms 24"
 Back height 26.5"
 Shoulder width 20"
 Sleeves, from shoulder to end of cuff 26.5"

Vintage L.W. Foster G-1 Jacket
Price: $700.00 (lightly used condition) — note shipping costs below
Fit: this pattern is very comfortable in the correct size
Leather: wonderful dark brown goatskin, flexible as if new
Lining: essentially new condition, no signs of wear
Mouton: also no signs of use or wear
Knits: solid, no holes, still tight and firm
Conmar zipper: as-new condition, works great
Size: 44


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 $55.00 for customers within the U.S.A, and $100.00 for customers outside of the U.S.A., using USPS EMS trackable shipping.
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