Once worn by a USN service man. But it does not exibit cockpit wear. As a result the jacket's leather outer shell has fared very well. The jacket comes from a non smoking household and there are no unusual odors.
Soon after receiving this jacket I restored it. All done by replacing the lining along with the all knits and mouton collar.Given that some time has passed since it's restoration there is some wear to the lining. But no holes have developed and that wear that is seen is slight.
Most notably when the lining was replaced I doubled it. Thus greatly extending it's useful life. Most notably, this lining is the same rayon material I source out of the UK for my reproduction jackets. I specifically use this type of lining because I have no heavier and this material most closely matches that lining originally used.
While the knits are quality NOS 1950s era replacement knits for early AER model G-1's. The existing small toothed (Canadian Made) Talon zipper is original to the jacket. It remains fully functional with no issues.
Namely the fabric tape adjacent to the male insert exhibits little or no wear. The jacket's nicely grained goat hide is a medium to heavy weight. Furthermore it's hide is well broken in and has no issues.
Sewn on patches were once attached to this jacket and long since removed. More than likely an ID patches. I made certain to highlight that concentrated area of removed patches which can be seen in the descriptive images. Although marked a size 44 it is best to rely on the jacket's dimensions to best understand it's true fit.
This jackets measurements are as follows. Shoulders 19" to 19 1/2".
Pits 23 1/2" to 23 3/4". Body Length (from base of the collar at back to end of waist knits) 25 1/2. Sleeve Length (measured from shoulder to cuff end in a straight line) 26 1/2.This is USN issue vintage jacket and therefore not perfect. Having gone completely through this jacket some eleven or twelve years ago, I know this jacket inside and out. Moreover, I know that it will give the new owner good service as is and for many years to come. Thereby allowing me to better my vintage jacket productions. Not to mention, this jacket is a duplicate & currently own another same Werber G-1 just like it.
This particular jacket was created using one of the more comfortable G-1's designs that was ever made. Couple that fact with having obviously been genteelly worn over the passed 69 years makes for a winning combination. The item "WERBER 1950'S MODEL G-1 7823 AER KOREAN WAR LEATHER USN FLIGHT JACKET M-422, A-2" is in sale since Thursday, January 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Original Period Items".
The seller is "sheeley8yv5" and is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.