Help with G-1 provenance

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Metatron, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    Greetings guys, I haven't been around these parts for some time, but picked up this G-1 and knew this would be the best place to ask:

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    Is this an original USN issued? My gut tells me yes. But the zipper is a design I have not seen on G-1s in my online research.

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    The faded stencil on the back which I was only able to read from the photograph says ''VP-30'' so assuming it is authentic it was used by a maritime patrol unit. Such a unit is not the most glorious aviation post imaginable so I doubt it was added for faux military civilian fashion.

    Finally, somebody's mum knitted these replacement cuffs. Charming or fugly? o_O
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  2. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    Early 1970’s Star Sportswear military issue G-1. Looks like it is still made of goatskin, not that grain-embossed cowhide leather.
    Cuffs are totally “fugly” but good quality replacement knits are readily available on eBay and elsewhere.
     
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  3. Peacoat

    Peacoat Bartender Bartender

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    Excellent call, Captain. I knew it was issued, and probably late 60s to early 70s, but didn't know the Star part.
     
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  4. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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  5. Deacon211

    Deacon211 Practically Family

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    Good call, Thor.

    Nice jacket Metatron! [emoji1303]

    But I knew some P-3 guys who you wouldn’t want to be in a dark bar with when you said that about the Patrol community. [emoji6]

    Trolling around in the goo at 100ft with one engine shutdown looking for subs is not for the faint of heart.


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  6. thor

    thor One Too Many

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  7. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    Thanks. Ha! I know you added my emoji but I should clarify: Not the most glamorous post as far as the civilian fashion intepretation of military clothing goes, but I am jealous of anyone with a flying licence, whether it is an F-35 or a Cessna pilot. And I should be so lucky to fly in a P-3.
     
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  8. Deacon211

    Deacon211 Practically Family

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    Ha, I’m totally kidding as well. All in good fun and again, great jacket!


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