With the sale of this jacket I'm offering a late 1940's or early 1950s L. Foster 55J14 G-1 in a size 40. Many if not the majority of Korean War era USN aviators wore this same model jacket. This jacket is in need of restoration and also a perfect candidate.Let me tell you about it. This particular jacket's design dates WW-2.
It is basically the same as L. Foster's WW-2 era AN-J-3A design.
Even the blackened brass zipper used on this jacket is a carry over from that earlier model jacket. A super comfortable design that allows for good movement & utilized up an until the mid 1950s. This jacket remains in all original condition. First and foremost, never abused, altered or modified and because of that no extra holes. Likewise no patches have even been applied to the outer shell.
It was factory stitched using nylon. The goathide leather is a medium weight, in great shape and shows no signs of excess damage from wear or storage. The original Conmar zipper works flawlessly and will give good service going forward. The lining shows some superficial wear and I could find no holes. Combined all with the nice looking label tells me that this jacket has had little wear.The jacket's shortcomings are related to its mouton collar and knits. The original wool knits were damaged by moths. There are pieces of fur missing from the mouton and needs replacing. The both cuff and waist knits need to be replaced. Once the mouton collar and all knits are replaced this jacket will give the new owner many years of service. If interested I can give you a price to do that work and stock the needed knits. The jacket's dimensions are typical for an L. Foster G-1 from this era & are as follows. Pits: 21" or 42 3/4" in circumference. Hem: 39 in circumference (where the leather meets the waist knits). Sleeve Length: 22 1/2 to 23" (leather only & you can add another 2 1/2" to 3 with a cuff replacement). Back Length: 25 (base of collar to end of knits). In addition, please look over the other jackets I offer.
FOSTER 55J14 G-1 SIZE 40 KOREAN WAR LEATHER FLIGHT JACKET FOR RESTORATION" is in sale since Saturday, December 4, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Korea (1950-53)\Reproductions".
The seller is "sheeley8yv5" and is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This item can be shipped worldwide.