This is a US Air Force USS Nimitz CVN-68 41 Black Aces Flyer's Cold Weather flight jacket with a high-temperature resistant Nomex outer shell. The jacket features a brass front zipper, chest and arm prints, and is fully lined with a combination cigarette/pencil arm pocket. The internal label dates this to 1976 and the manufacturer was Greenbrier, Inc.
Used and in good vintage condition with only general signs of wear throughout. There is some pilling to the ribs and the lining, and some edges of the back neck label have come loose.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear and will not smell like new, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
SIZE: M with a 48in external full chest measurement this is a boxy short fitting jacket typical of the flyer's style (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
- Brass front zip with fabric puller
- Two outer welt pockets with velcro flap entry
- Chest and arm prints
- One combination cigarette/pencil arm pocket with General brass zip
- Knitted cuffs and hem
- Under collar throat tab
- Fully lined
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 24in (61cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 24in (61cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 20in (50.5cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 26in (66cm)