Absolutely RARE find, museum quality mint condition 1943 original Monarch USN AN-J-3A Jacket Size 38. The black label on my jacket reads. Jackets Aviators Intermediate Leather/. I have had this jacket for over 15 years. During this time, I have patiently and lovingly took care of it – protected with R. Williams Saddle & Leather Dressing twice a year and aired it – and enjoyed it – this jacket is in perfect shape in spite of being 80 years old so it is there to be enjoyed! It has no funny smells like the old jackets usually have – it is prefect and ready to be worn. It is very hard for me to part with it but it is time for it to go to a loving home. Mouton collar is soft and beautiful. The cuffs and lining must have been replaced in the 50s. Aside from the small repair in the lining (see pic) there is no damage – and cuffs are in perfect shape – they are thick and will serve a long time without having to replace them. The only thing to mention is the leather on the shoulders – it is a bit worn out there but is does not affect the wear at all. There is a loose seam on the shoulder (see pic) as well but it had been like that for the past 15 years and it does not affect wear. And there is a chip on the name tag but it also does not affect the wear, in my opinion it only adds to character to this 80-year old jacket. The name tag also has been replaced, probably during the Korea War, and there is a faint mark of where the squadron patch once was. Approximate measurements: See pics. Armpit to armpit 20″-20.5″ (stretched). Shoulder seam to shoulder seam – 17. So if this is your size, you get a deal! If you need any more photos, or specific measurements – please ask – I can send more upon request – I cannot upload more as I reached the maximum of allowed 12. The item “RARE Original 1943 WW 2 Monarch USN AN-J-3A (Pre G-1) LEATHER FLIGHT Jacket 38″ is in sale since Thursday, January 2, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Uniforms”. The seller is “aniaz7777″ and is located in North Vancouver, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Monarch Mfg. Co. Milwaukee: 1943
- Featured Refinements: WW2 Jacket