My latest G-1

Discussion in 'Vintage' started by navairfan, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. navairfan

    navairfan Member

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    I recently sold a Flight Apparel Industries G-1 replica, and with the proceeds, I bought a 1971 D series Star Sportswear G-1. It's goatskin, with a Dynal collar. The leather and lining is in terrific shape, with no holes or tears, and it's fits wonderfully. There is a small tear on one cuff, so I'll eventually replace both. For a 47-year-old jacket, I'm very pleased I got this vintage issued G-1 for $150. This is my sixth G-1, and I think it's bumped the '69 Martin Lane as my favorite.

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  2. nkang

    nkang Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the jacket! It's a great fit and in such nice condition! Did you get it off ebay?
     
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  3. navairfan

    navairfan Member

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    Yes, I sold my Flight Apparel Industries G-1 on eBay for $150, and used that money to get the Star Sportswear jacket. I thought it was a pretty good trade!
     
  4. Mike29

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    My congratulations on an excellent purchase.

    The jacket is very well preserved
     
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  5. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    ya dun gud. nothing beats an original wearer, imho.
     
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  6. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    Navairfan
    Great Trade, great jacket , great fit. The pixs look super .
     
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  7. Greg Gale

    Greg Gale Well-Known Member

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    Superb jacket! Would you mind sharing its measurements, please?
     
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  8. silvio76

    silvio76 Active Member

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    Definitely.
     
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  9. navairfan

    navairfan Member

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    I'd be happy to! But I've never measured one before - what dimensions are you looking for?
     
  10. silvio76

    silvio76 Active Member

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    usually: pit to pit, lenght and shoulders.
     
  11. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    There’s a tutorial on how to measure a jacket someplace on this forum but I can never find it when I’m looking for it. It’s basically:
    Lay the jacket out as flat as possible then measure
    Arm pit seam to arm pit seam across the chest .
    Then from the shoulder seam down the curve of the arm to the end of the knit cuff
    Then flip the jack over and measure
    Shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the top back of the shoulders.
    Finally measure from the rear collar seam down the middle of the back to the bottom of the jacket.
    That’s it!
     
  12. navairfan

    navairfan Member

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    OK, here are the measurements:

    - Arm pit seam to arm pit seam across the chest: 19"

    - Shoulder seam down the curve of the arm to the end of the knit cuff: 25"

    - Shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the top back of the shoulders: 18"

    - Rear collar seam down the middle of the back to the bottom of the jacket: 25"
     
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  13. navairfan

    navairfan Member

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    - Arm pit seam to arm pit seam across the chest: 19"

    - Shoulder seam down the curve of the arm to the end of the knit cuff: 25"

    - Shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the top back of the shoulders: 18"

    - Rear collar seam down the middle of the back to the bottom of the jacket: 25"
     
  14. Greg Gale

    Greg Gale Well-Known Member

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    If you ever want to sell it, I'm calling dibs! :)
     
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  15. Flightengineer

    Flightengineer Well-Known Member

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    Nice and great fit.
     
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  16. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Well-Known Member

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    Nice find and cool fitpics.
     
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  17. w1rc

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    The Star Sportswear factory where these and also many of the A-2 jackets were made is in Lynn Massachusetts, about six miles from my home. It is on Western Avenue just south of Chestnut Street. Whenever I drive by the building I always pause to think of how many wonderful jackets came through these doors.
     
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  18. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    The next time you happen to drive by please take a photo and post it .
    Thanks
     
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  19. w1rc

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    will do.
     
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