Reproduction 1st Pattern NASA Gemini Apollo Era Flight Jacket
CLOSE OUT, GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE- FACTORY 2nds
After over a year of research into and of originals, for the first time since the Gemini and Apollo Programs, we have recreated the earliest variation of the most iconic and Earth bound functional garments an Astronaut was issued. The iconic “Flite Wear Jacket”.
Modeled from the 1st pattern, these jackets have a khaki front zipper, navy arm pocket zipper, early Apollo era NASA patch, and include an inner pocket for cell phones, wallets, and more.
It is recommended that you purchase the same size that you would in any other hoodie, jacket, t-shirt, etc. These will typically fit the same as your normal size in other clothing. If you wish to have it "athletic fit" like era originals and how they look in photos, please order down one size.
Note on Factory 2nds-
Cosmetically, there is nothing wrong with these jackets. They look just as pictured. The reason for rating as "seconds":
- Left Hand Pull Zipper
- Non-US Made Chrome Snaps
- Out of spec sizing from Original 1960s Military Flight jacket specifications. (Vintage clothing from the 60s fit differently than clothing made today. They were more "Athletic Cut" by definition of todays standard. These replicas were constructed current standards and will fit in your personal normal size range. If you wish to wear these like originals, order down one from your standard size.)