Original G-1 jacket design complete. Rather by taking an original jacket down to it's individual pieces, patterning and as in this case then rebuilding it complete. In essence, I know this jacket both inside and out. Because most do not follow what I do to derive a given jacket's pattern those vintage nuances of a given particular jacket more often than not go missing. Somehow lost in the translation.Not withstanding & since I own this same make jacket in. Sizes, I completely understand how this particular vintage jacket maker originally. In addition, sourcing the correct materials and machines required to make you the most accurate reproduction jacket possible. Speaking of which I have been actively collecting Monarch jackets for well over 12 years. Moreover, I've been trying to locate an original Monarch G-1 in a size 44 all during that time. Not to mention, so far I've been completely unsuccessful. Letting you know exactly how difficult a true large size original from this model is to find. The beauty behind this particular model jacket is Monarch's classic over all design. As a G-1 this jacket shares Monarch's pre WW-2 era M-422 and War era AN model jackets. In addition, all three models differ enough to the extent that none of it's particular panels (in a given size) are completely. Yet & as in this case all are slightly modified making each. Unique to that particular model. All the while maintaining this maker's jackets classic and recognizable look. Adding changes and improvements to it's. Design to better suit it's intended purpose as in this particular case directed by the the USN's 7823 (AER) G-1 specification. All of which culminated into this maker's most cut rendition or flattering body shaped design as compared to all of their earlier models as offered here.
As with all previous models Monarch maintained it's immediately. As seen with it's. Split back panel lining, raised wind flap base, pocket & flap shape and additional reinforcing stitch work to the lining. Above all, it's slightly curved side and leading edge of the back pleat seams. However, all panels that make up this jacket differ from those earlier models.In this case, the most defining. Created with this G-1 is it's increased. This jacket's cut look was created by reshaping the front panel where it meets the back panel which is situated immediately behind the arm. That connection point design is unique to the Monarch G-1 &. Of their pre War civilian half belt design.
That half belt design lends the panel a semi hour glass shape. Most notably, absent in all other G-1's that I have handled to date. Along with subtle changes that were made to the back panel completely eliminated most all. From their earlier more boxy designs.As a result of those fore mentioned changes all make this USN model jacket their most cut design. All the while still lending it's self to the classic look of their early WW-2 flight jackets. In the end making this jacket so great and an. Not to mention, a personal favorite that every year I look forward to wearing during the jacket season. Another notable change found is with regards to the wind flap.
Characteristic shape was maintained as seen with a. They were exclusively done as a slightly more bulky panel consisting of three separate or. However, with the advent of the G-1 that same three piece wind flap was reconfigured into a two piece panel. Overall & as compared to Monarch's earlier USN flight jackets those. Mentioned design changes lend this model jacket it's own unique look & feel when worn.In addition, Monarch changed up the type of sewing machine used to attach their leather hanger. Done on this G-1 with a bar tack machine. In lieu of employing the more simple flat plate sewing machine to create a box stitch to attach the hanger as used on all previous models. That defining change is Immediately. Recognizable from the back of the jacket and just below the collar. It is this change up in the machinery that created the constraints that made this particular jacket most difficult to correctly duplicate.
Therefore this particular make and model jacket is avoided by most other reproduction makers. However, to maintain that authenticity of this particular build I recently sourced that (leather compatible) bar tack machine used by Monarch. Most notably, another Mil Spec jacket to have employed this same bar tack machine came from an earlier WW-2 era A-2 jacket. That maker was Bronco MFG.
In the end, that simple stitch work which can be seen at that back of that jacket and just below the collar is almost like a thumb print. Thus making that particular makers work Immediately recognizable. That makes the Bronco so very easily recognizable. It from the many other A-2 jackets.By Monarch for their G-1. Again, a defining feature that I follow to correctly recreate your jacket. As with all of my USN jacket builds your jacket's mouton will come from a same era vintage garment.
Carefully selected by me and then expertly attached. Thus better correctly recreating that just right look like no other. The rayon lining material that will be used for your build was sourced out of the UK. This proposed high end lining is the same type originally used on early USN type flight jackets. That sourced lining material to be used is the absolute thickest and correctly colored rayon I have ever encountered & available in correct shades of brown.
Your jacket will come equipped with a 1950s era NOS small toothed aluminum Conmar zipper assembly. A transitional model zip which has not seen used since the late 1950s.The proposed goat hides (chrome tanned) a same to be used on this build. However, upgrades are an option. In addition, I had my original G-1 Monarch's 100% wool knit design duplicated especially for this particular build (please see item 114248903325 that I also offer).
All of my jackets are built using a correct vintage Reece 101 keyhole buttonhole machine. Just like originally used back in the day by those vintage USN jacket builders.Used to created their pocket flaps and throat latches. As I have restored one of those same keyhole buttonhole machines used back in the day to perfection. Even more importantly self taught on how to maintain it. Should you want a new build there will be a waiting period. At the stated price point this jacket can be built in size 36 through 48 as needed. As compared to Monarch's earlier models this jacket offers the least amount of gut room. All because of this jackets cut design and best suited for an individual with an athletic frame.
That is as compared to to their earlier M-422 and AN model jackets which offers only slightly more. Please note that I have another Monarch USN jacket in the works. I recently sourced a rarely seen original pre War Monarch M-422. Currently, working towards patterning that jacket complete.
So look forward to my rendition of that same jacket. Therein completing my Monarch trifecta (M-422, AN & G-1 models) for my USN reproduction jacket selection and coming soon! The item "MONARCH 7823 (AER) G-1 KOREAN WAR ERA USN REPRO LEATHER FLIGHT JACKET NEW BUILD" is in sale since Wednesday, October 28, 2020. 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.