1959 Royal Canadian Navy 'G-1' Jacket


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Hello everyone,

Canadian Naval Aviation has been gone for nearly half a century now.
So, it's always cool to find old remnants of a time now long gone.
To the best of my knowledge, these RCN G-1 jackets were made from horsehide with 'lightning' zippers (Canadian subsidiary of Talon).
Please note: the jacket is not mine.
Credit goes to: trigger_01 on instagram.

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I've seen three of these come up on kijiji in the last 6-7 years, small sizes but damn I should have pulled the trigger anyways.

That one is in a very fine condition!

So rare, indeed! My gosh, should we all look at Kijiji instead of eBay from now on?


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That’s cool, not come across such a thing before. I know it’s hard to tell, but that looks more like goat than horse to me. Also looking at the stitching, I would say that’s not the original zip, although it’s a nice one.