37J1B ZIELINSKI FLIGHT JACKET
The 37J1B was produced between 1936 to 1939 as a summer flight jacket for Navy pilots, but was passed down to trainees after the introduction of M-422 (predecessor to the G-1) was introduced. An original is rare as hen's teeth since so few were ever produced. To accurately recreate this unique jacket The Real McCoy's collaborated with American collectors.
- 100% Grosgrain Cotton outer shell
- High-thread count cotton lining
- Leather locker loop
- Under arm ventilation grommets
- 1930s style bell-shaped zipper
- Made in Japan
The Real McCoy’s was created by Mr. Hitoshi Tsujimoto, an esteemed vintage collector and dealer, as a way to recreate the classic pieces from his archive of American fashion from the 40s & 50s. Inspiration alone was not enough to produce the ultimate reproduction, it required the sensitive minds of detail-orientated craftsmen in Japan. Additionally, The Real McCoy's reproduce materials and parts using the same methods and machinery from the past. While they create the ultimate reproduction, they seek to make it even better than the original. The Real McCoy's brand is split into distinct sub brands, to give each a clear identity. The Real McCoy's refers to the Military reproductions from the US Navy, Army and Airforce. Joe McCoy includes American sportswear, denim and workwear.