Questions about Star Sportswear G-1's

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by pjman, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. pjman

    pjman Familiar Face

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    How do Star Sportswear G-1's stack up against others in terms of quality? Were all Star G-1's the C series? Were these jackets cowhide or goatskin?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. galvestonokie

    galvestonokie Familiar Face

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    IMHO, the Star jackets were among the better made of the G-1 series. Stars were made in more than the C series. Prior to the E series, the Star jackets were goat. The E series may have been pressed cow/steer hide. you can see Roger Moore's USN leather jacket website for details.
     
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  3. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Had a 70's Star in Goat, size 48, absolutely loved it. Fitted in all respects apart from snug (to me) shoulder fit...deal breaker unfortunately. Had the shoulders been a bit wider It would have been a Grail jacket :)
     
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  4. El Marro

    El Marro Call Me a Cab

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    I own two Star Sportswear G-1's, a 1969 D series and a 1972 E series, and I think they are first rate jackets. The D series jacket has a real mouton fur collar and the goatskin is noticeably thicker and nicer than that of the later E series.
    Both jackets fit well and I recall reading somewhere that Star G-'s were a little roomier than Ralph Edwards and Brill Brothers jackets.
    If you are thinking about purchasing a star G1, I say go for it. If it is a C series, then all the more reason to buy.
     
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  5. thor

    thor One Too Many

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    I agree with everyone’s Star assessment. Nice jackets and a company that has a long history of supplying leather jackets to the military. I have a 1973 Star G-1 and the goatskin has the most incredible graining and patina imaginable.
     
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  6. GregGale

    GregGale One of the Regulars

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    What about sizing? If I wear a size 40 ELC Star A-2, would a size 40 original Star G-1 be a safe bet?
     
  7. El Marro

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    It should be a good fit Greg. The G-1 has an action back which allows for more freedom of movement and makes the jacket feel larger then it is. I also find that goat has a little more flex then cow or horse as well as being a bit lighter.
     
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  8. ButteMT61

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    Still looking? :)
     
  9. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    As always :)
     
  10. ButteMT61

    ButteMT61

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    I might be willing now. Thinking of moving to more non-leather bits for a while.
    Hit me up if your'e interested...
     

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