Top Gun 2.0 Leather Jacket

SKU: 2220510108012

Regular price €999,00 Sale

The authentic Top Gun 2.0 by Avirex

Product Details

Family: G1 Jacket
Collection: Autumn/Winter

The TopGun jacket belongs to the G1 jacket family and is made of high-quality dark brown goat leather. It features the following characteristics:

8 distinctive patches inspired by the US Navy uniform
Sheepskin collar for an elegant touch
Front nickel-plated zipper closure
2 applied pockets with flaps and buttons for greater practicality
Waistband and cuffs made of soft wool for superior comfort
Underarm gussets and side stitches for maximum fit
Lining in rayon satin for optimal comfort

The TopGun jacket is a versatile and eye-catching piece of clothing, perfect for autumn and winter.

  • Model is 186 cm and wears a size Medium.

Materials

Sheepskin, used in aviation jackets, offers durability and comfort, being historically chosen for its ability to insulate against extreme cold at high altitudes. This material not only protected aviation pioneers, but also provided flexibility and freedom of movement, without the addition of heavy padding, making it an essential ally for frontier pilots facing the challenges of early aerial exploration.

Size & Fit

Regular Fit
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HISTORY OF TOP GUN JACKET

The United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (SFTI program), more popularly known as TOPGUN, teaches fighter and strike tactics and techniques to selected naval aviators and naval flight officers. It began as the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, established on 3 March 1969, at the former Naval Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California. The need for a program to hone Navy fighter tactics became clear in the early years of the Vietnam War. Operation Rolling Thunder, which lasted from 2 March 1965 to 1 November 1968, ultimately saw almost 1,000 U.S. aircraft losses in about one million sorties. In 1986 Paramount Pictures produced a movie inspired by the life of the fighter pilots of the SFTI program. TOP GUN was destined to become a cult movie and his protagonist, Pete Maverick Mitchell, interpreted by Tom Cruise, a real icon with his jacket and glasses, heritage of the immortal legend of U.S. Navy fighter pilots. This is the original G1 jacket produced by Avirex and used by Tom Cruise during the shooting of the second movie.

The G-1 leather jacket is perhaps the most iconic of Maverick's clothing, and it has become synonymous with Naval Aviators. This jacket, however, is not just limited to the Navy; it is also issued by the Marine Corps and the Coast Guard to both officers and enlisted aviation personnel on flying status. With its distinctive fur-lined collar, the G-1 is easily distinguishable from its Army/Air Force counterpart, the A-2 leather flight jacket. The roots of the G-1 can be traced back to the M-422 jacket introduced by the Navy in the 1930s and standardized in 1940. In 1942, the jacket was replaced with the more economical M-422A due to wartime material shortages. However, both versions remained visually similar to the G-1 we know today.

During WWII, naval personnel rarely adorned their leather jackets with more than a single patch on the left breast, depicting their name, qualification, and service. Sometimes, a single squadron patch was worn on the right breast. However, personalization with patches did not become widespread until after the war. As depicted by Maverick in Top Gun, G-1 jackets are often personalized with patches that mark deployments, aircraft flown, and significant milestones, such as carrier landings and flight hours.

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