Cooper G-1

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Deacon211, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. Deacon211

    Deacon211 One Too Many

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    Just picked up a Cooper G-1 off the Bay. I had seen these in the Exchange back in the early '90s, but had never had one.

    It's a surprisingly nice jacket, easily the equal to the first G-1 I was issued in '90 and far better looking in fit and leather than the Pharr I got handed in '04. If anyone is looking for a late model G-1, I definitely recommend a Cooper if you run across one!

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  2. ButteMT61

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    @Deacon211 - looks great. What are the numbers on that 48? Thanks!
     
  3. Deacon211

    Deacon211 One Too Many

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    Thanks Butte!

    Here's a shot of the tag...

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  4. ButteMT61

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    Can you take measurements of the usual places? :)
     
  5. Deacon211

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    Hehe, I realized after awhile what you were actually asking for. :)

    -Shoulder point to point (straight across): 22in
    -Bottom of collar to bottom of back (no knit): 22in
    -Pit to pit: 27in
    -Waist: 22.5in
    -Sleeve (on the curve of sleeve): 24.5in

    I miss anything?
     
  6. Doctor Damage

    Doctor Damage My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Looks like much better quality than Cooper's A2s.
     
  7. ButteMT61

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    Nope - thanks. perfect but sleeves seem too short for me...but the larger shoulder might accommodate that. Thank you.
     
  8. Otter

    Otter One Too Many

    That is a surprisingly nice jacket !
     
  9. Fanch

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    I also have a Cooper G-1 in size 46 that is very nice too, although a bit too big for me, so it is not often worn like some of my other jackets.
     
  10. Treetopflyer

    Treetopflyer Practically Family

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    Great looking jacket. I was issued an Excelled back in 03'. I saw a guy in the squadron the other day had a Cooper. His was issued to him in 98'.
     
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  11. Deacon211

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    I wonder if Pharr still owns the contract. I heard that The Cockpit might have gotten it, but I don't think Cockpit jackets are quite what they were.

    How did the Excelled look?


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  12. Treetopflyer

    Treetopflyer Practically Family

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    I like my issued jacket. It's held up well. It's obviously not as good as the older jackets. I don't like the synthetic collar. After awhile it started to get matted and look like the hide of a wild animal.
    Excelled is what all the young Aviators are wearing. Of course, I am at a squadron that all the JOs are second tour guys and they were winged in 2009. So, maybe the guys hitting the fleet now have a different brand.
     
  13. Superfluous

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    Looks great -- congrats.
     
  14. JimWagner

    JimWagner Practically Family

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    Great looking G-1. I'm sure you like it as much as I like my Cooper and for many years.
     
  15. nick123

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    Deacon, you illustrate why budget does not always equate to bad. That jacket looks a million bucks.
     
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  16. Deacon211

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    Totally agree. There are some nice, modestly priced jackets out there. The trick as always it seems is separating the wheat from the chaff. :)


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  17. nick123

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    Another trick is just looking plain cool. Well done!
     
  18. Deacon211

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    Hehe, well thanks. It only took me 48 years!
     
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  19. SteveZ

    SteveZ One of the Regulars

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    I had an EXCELLED G1 some years back and sold it after just wearing it twice. Wife ordered one as a Christmas gift and it was a bit too tight. Now that Im a bit fatter, I needed a 2XLT from a XLT size. You guys must have eyes like hawks to spot the small differences between one coat manufacturer to another. I can only spot the fake Chinese import G1 knock offs and the Asians keep improving each year.

    One simple wish I have is the garment sizing each manufacture uses. All of them are clearly not on the same page. One garment makers sizing might be a much as two to three sizes difference from another. Sure be nice if they could agree on some kind of international standard to simplify everything.
     
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  20. nick123

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    That gets my conspiracy mind all knotted up. :)
     

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