I completely agree. The G-1/ANJ-3 are light years ahead of the A-2 when it comes to form and function.In contrast, the US Navy jackets had an extremely flattering pattern, beefy goatskin, action back and underarm footballs, etc. So it’s not just a wartime vs peacetime thing. This is why I suggest an A-2 style ANJ-3 for those who want the A-2 look with a much more flattering and comfortable pattern.
I’m an electrician and I wear almost all of my leather jackets to work when I receive them. I have found that the G-1 is far and away the most comfortable jacket to work and move around in.