Pilot jacket based on the Us Navy G-1 (1960), it was created in 1985 specifically for the movie "Top Gun", which launched it to stardom.
Decorated with the 17 patches worn by Maverick (Tom Cruise) and the US. Navy "Anchor" pin, this aviation jacket matches the original from the movie and is an unsurpassed piece of naval and movie history.
In case you do not have your size in our store you can place your order, delivery time is 2 to 4 weeks. In case it takes longer, we will inform you personally.
Slim Fit: Contemporary cut but not tight.
The "G-1" leather jacket, with its particular "V" design to avoid snagging with the cockpit joysticks, is the most used in the history of the US Navy, making it prestigious in itself and desired by aviation enthusiasts.
- For authenticity, the leather and patches have undergone a special vintage treatment, giving it a worn patina.
- Vegetable tanned goatskin.
- Mouton collar.
- 17 embroidered unit patches.
- Metal pin with anchor and US Navy (USN) initials.
- Bi-swing back pleats on back and lower back-arm junction for better mobility.
- Front zipper with wind flap.
- Bottom pocket with hook-and-eye closure.
- Waist and cuffs in flexible fabric for a better fit.
- Slim fit jacket.
- Available in brown
- Made in the United States of America.
From the first applications of aviation (1910-1920), the flight uniformity of pilots in general was focused on combating the cold and the impact of the air, for this purpose adopted the garments used by motorcyclists, examples of this are the use of airtight glasses, scarves, scarves, gloves, hats and leather jackets.
But if it was cold on flights over land, in those over the sea it increased exponentially because of the humidity. For this reason, in 1938 the US Navy pilots adopted the m-422 jackets, made of goatskin, similar to the A2 used by the US Army pilots, but reinforced with a sheepskin collar. It also had a bi-swing at the back and at the beginning of the lower part of the sleeves, under the arms, to facilitate the movement of the arms and the placement of warm clothing underneath.
In 1947, the official flight jacket was renamed G-1, and this design has been maintained to the present day. The era of massive use of jet fighter aircraft, with the beginning of the Vietnam War, makes it unnecessary to use these jackets in flight, so they remain on aircraft carriers and air bases.
Leather jacket Cockpit USA
This jacket has its own history, represented through the emblems (patches) of the Units to which it pays tribute, for the prestige of the wearer, which we describe below:
- Original Leather
- Garment Cut