Adapted from Willis & Geiger’s elastic back jacket to suit the special requirements of Ernest Hemingway for his treks among the Masai.
No loose belt; center vent belted back; sleeve pocket for glasses; quilted recoil pad and shotgun shell loops; all combined with full lower and upper bellows pockets to make the best bush jacket for the hunter/adventurer.
The White Hunter Field Jacket worn with the cargo pant is all the world-class traveler and hunter needs for trip Essentials. Features include full triple expansion pockets with adjustable overflap and hand sewn horn buttons.
Double compartment sun/shooting glass sleeve pocket gusseted sleeve ends for easy roll up while the jacket is on; adjustable waistband to keep out Safari ants; covered cartridge loops. Binocular pocket complete with lens cover compartment.
Willis & Geiger long roll sleeve shirt with button hold tabs has heavy duty cross, sewn working epaulets. deep bellows reinforced corner flap pockets; 2 box pleat back with locker tabs.
The construction is all work and no play with 3 ply thread horn double sewn buttons and woven collar lining.
The lessons learned from the Byrd Antarctic expedition were applied in designing the Willis & Geiger Northland.
This coat is a shorter version of the famous Grenfell triple layer polar coat pioneered by the company for arctic exploration.
Adjustable wind tab waist; deep hand warmer pockets; a collar that zips quickly to a hood; deep materials handling covered side pockets; knit windproof wristlets and wear resistant leather cuffs make this the most practical car coat length parka available today. Button out blanket liner from wool worsted thinsulate inner lining.
First standardized on May 9.1931, the U.S. Army Air Corps type A-2 leather summer open cockpit flying jacket became one of the most popular garments ever issued to aviators.
The original specifications called for snap flap patch pockets and collar with a “hook and eye” neck closure plus double diamond stitched epaulets finished with wool wristlets and waistband.
Willis & Geiger makes it today, as it did then, in seal brown horsehide or optional goatskin and cowhide.
The original Willis & Geiger Defense Contract label tells you it’ s the real thing.
Originally designed for the days of helmet and goggle flying, the U.S. Navy 1930-1938 issue open cockpit goatskin flight jacket featured double diamond upper arm abrasion resistant construction and zippered forearm sleeves for ease of arm swing.
In 1938 specification 422 called for Willis & Geiger to design and manufacture a replacement for the open cockpit G-8 goatskin flight jacket that had been their production issue since 1931.
The model dubbed the G-1 has often erroneously been referred to generically as a “bomber jacket” by the fashion trade. The truth is the jacket was issued to and used more by carrier air groups than any other segment of U.S. Naval aviation.
Willis & Geiger perhaps the only manufacturer still in production today, adheres strictly to the original specifications.
M-455A the U.S.Navy winter high pile shearling flight jacket is goatskin trimmed on all high abrasion exposure surfaces.
All sleeves, sleeves ends, pockets, underarm gusseted tabs and waistband are goatskin. The high collar and wind flaps are key elements that assure this is the same construction as the originals made by Willis & Geiger
U.S. Army Air Corps B-3 shearling flight jacket with cowhide trim, floating epaulets, and glove/map pocket was first issued in May, 1931. It is still constructed using the original specifications.