The BUAER 55J14 (L.W. FOSTER SPORTWEAR, CONTRACT: N-383S-20445) was specifically chosen as the G-1 variant we wanted to introduce into our line of authentic military flight jackets.
This jacket has a genuine ‘battlefield’ pedigree, based on its well documented use during the Korean War.
Those USN carrier pilots loved their jackets, and with good reason. The G-1 flight jacket is a practical and comfortable design, that has come to encapsulate the classic ‘aviator’ look we know so well today.
Our 55J14 is a faithful reproduction of an original jacket (L.W. FOSTER SPORTWEAR, CONTRACT: N-383S-20445) that we sourced and studied. We carefully replicated the pattern and this, combined with the best quality materials, has allowed us to be able to offer one of the most authentic 55J14 G-1 flight jackets on the market today. This is certainly a jacket that will last a lifetime.
Our incredible Goatskin is almost identical in texture and weight, when compared with the original G-1s we have obtained.
Other authentic details include: Genuine lamb mouton fur collar; 100% wool knit* and rayon lining. Bi-swing pleated back, Talon zipper, pen slot in left pocket, “USN” stencil behind the collar and armpit gussets.
This jacket stands as a testament to the brave flyers and adventurers of all generations.
We are very proud of our 55J14 G-1 flight jacket and we hope that you will be too.
* After careful consideration, we chose to use a double weave knit, as opposed to the original single weave knit used on WW2 and Korean era jackets. Ours will hold its shape better and last longer. This in no WAY detracts from the authenticity of these jackets, as many originals today have had their knits replaced at one point or another, over the years.