G-1 Jacket fit

Vatore

New Member
Hello everyone, I just recently joined the forum and have a question about the fit of a G-1 Jacket that I’ve recently purchased from Cockpit USA, It’s certainly a wonderful piece that I love wearing and got a lot of compliments on it for the most part. However a few have said that it looks a bit too a short on me and was just wondering what you guys think, for my next purchase should I get a long size? And if there’s anything else you’d like to add besides the length please let me know your thoughts, Thanks!
 

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Rutger

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The sleeves are excellent, the body appears to be a bit short by todays standard, but...... maybe check on the internet how they fit back then. It would seem like a tight fit too, I wouldn't feel comfortable that way. It depends if you like a tight fit. I think on average you'll see looser fits, which helps when in a cockpit and need to reach to all those buttons, switches and dials.
I hardly ever zip up my jackets, and that does change how it looks on a person.
 

Vatore

New Member
The sleeves are excellent, the body appears to be a bit short by todays standard, but...... maybe check on the internet how they fit back then. It would seem like a tight fit too, I wouldn't feel comfortable that way. It depends if you like a tight fit. I think on average you'll see looser fits, which helps when in a cockpit and need to reach to all those buttons, switches and dials.
I hardly ever zip up my jackets, and that does change how it looks on a person.
Thanks for your reply! Yes a lot of people also told me it looks better unzipped as well
 

Brettafett

Well-Known Member
Vetore, this is common with Cockpit's jackets. They all tend to run short in the body and longer in the sleeves.
I've owned a few of their G-1s and currently still have one of their A-2s. All great jackets, very well made and pretty comfy.
Not patterned after any specific original patterns, but more 'house' patterns, based on various flight jacket styles.
Years ago, I actually had some correspondence with Stanley Slovak and jackie Cayman about this.
Anyway, seems they do now offer long/ tall sizes with some of their jackets.
 

Vatore

New Member
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Vetore, this is common with Cockpit's jackets. They all tend to run short in the body and longer in the sleeves.
I've owned a few of their G-1s and currently still have one of their A-2s. All great jackets, very well made and pretty comfy.
Not patterned after any specific original patterns, but more 'house' patterns, based on various flight jacket styles.
Years ago, I actually had some correspondence with Stanley Slovak and jackie Cayman about this.
Anyway, seems they do now offer long/ tall sizes with some of their jackets.
Ok, good to know for future reference, thank you!
 
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