One of our loyal customers, Jonathan from Belgium, sent us a picture of his Cockpit USA collection! It makes us so happy to see someone who likes our jackets this much.
At Cockpit USA, we strive to excel as much in the quality of our leathers and craftsmanship as in the quality of our customer services. There is no request too large or question too trying. The care of our customers is imperative to the mission of our brand and we endeavor to continually go over and beyond what is asked of us. Comments left on our website by our faithful customers are testament to excellence of our garments and assistance. We'll let them speak for us...
"This jacket is perfection. Fit and quality is amazing. The dark brown color is so much better in person and colors of the stitching are eye-grabbing. This is a real attention getter, and it fits me as if custom made. The size description is accurate, and the Cockpit USA rep I spoke to was excellent. Did I mention I love this jacket?"
Reminiscent of a time when only the finest materials were used in manufacturing clothing for rugged use, the Oil Driller jacket is inspired by the hardwearing leathers worn by workers who built oil and gas drilling sites in West Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Alaska during the 1930s and 1940s. Crafted from premium goatskin, this jacket has a luxuriously supple feel along with a vintage look to it. The straight bottom and cuff cut of the jacket make it an easy to wear piece for any occasion with an added roughneck twist! Grab yours here today.
Uniquely 100% unavailable in retail stores, Custom Hide is a luggage brand that is also staunchly and proudly 100% manufactured in the USA. Crafted from hand chosen leather from America's best tanneries, Custom Hide specialize in customizing cases according to specifications from their customers. From briefcases, to laptop cases and duffles, the bags are made in the same way as Cockpit USA jackets; one by one, with a focus on quality and attention to functionality and finer detailing. With an unconditional lifetime warranty and a reputation unmarred by a single complaint, this is one luggage company which can boast that buying American means buying the best money can buy!
At Cockpit USA we proudly regard our leather jackets as timeless heirlooms, made to be worn, loved and then passed down throught the generations. However, we know the jackets are likely to be exposed to fluctuating temperatures, harsh weather conditions and changes in environment over the years. Luckily, we have composed a simple guide on how to protect your leathers from the cruel clutches of the elements and make your bombers last a lifetime.
When preparing leather, there are three points to remember:
- Keep it clean
- Keep it dry
- Keep it protected
Keep it clean
Never use a normal detergent to wash leather. Only specialist products such as Lexol leather cleaner should be used. Apply a small amount to a clean, damp cloth and gently wipe off any surface dust and dirt. Always test products on a small, discreet area first.
Keep it dry
Using a clean towel, pat dry any excess moisture then allow the jacket to air dry. Avoid any direct sunlight or any strong sources of heat as this will dry out and stiffen the leather.
Keep it protected
Once dry, the leather must be protected in order to be maintained. Apply a small amount of conditioning solution, such as Lexol leather conditioner to a clean, damp sponge or cloth and rub into the leather in a gentle, circular motion. Repeat this procedure if it seems necessary. This process keeps the leather supple and prevents it from drying out and cracking.
Important points to remember
- Never apply bleach, alcohol, household cleaners, turpentine, mineral spirits, waxes or silicone to leather.
- To maintain its shape, hang leather jackets on wide, padded hangers. Avoid plastic bags and only use breathable garment bags for ventilated storage.
- Store leather jackets in a naturally dry environment to protect from excess humidity and the build-up of mildew.
- If the jacket is stored in an excessively dry environment, condition it regularly to prevent the leather from cracking.
- Remove salt deposits immediately using a damp cloth, then follow with the cleaning, drying and protecting procedure.
As the leader of all fabrics, leather has the staying power to endure many years. While the trappings of winter, from snow to salt and changes from cold to heat can dry out, crack and destroy leather, like all things worthwhile, a little care and attention is all that is needed to keep it revived and ready for lifetimes of wear!
Z2107H : WWII GOVERNMENT ISSUE A-2 JACKET
This is the jacket General MacArthur chose to wear. In 1930 it was approved to issue to pilots. The original specs. called for horsehide. Today, we are able to supply military grade horsehide. It's as tough as nails. You'll notice the natural creases, folds and surface graining; these are natural conditions and not flaws in the processing of the garment. Details include top entry pockets with snap close flap, knit cuffs and waistbands, brass zipper under front storm flap, snap down collar with hook and eye closure, leather epaulets, underarm grommets for ventilation and an authentic russet brown cotton lining. If you want your jacket true to size order your regular size. If you want a roomier fit, order one size larger. Proudly made in the U.S.A. Available in regular and long sizes. Color is made as 1942 Russet Brown Horsehide.
Currently Starting at $440 - BUY NOW! Prices go up starting 4/15/2011
Z2129A : The Classic "Raider" Jacket
When The Cockpit catalog first introduced this jacket in 1982, it immediately became a best seller because of the superb components and leathers used. Made with 100% vintage lambskin and created with military styling. This jacket includes details such as zip top and side entry two way corded pockets, inside chest pocket, biswing back for ease of movement, knit cuffs and waist band and a luxurious WWII pilot'saviation map lining. Available in regular and long sizes. Proudly made in the U.S.A. and imported.
Currently Starting at $425 - BUY NOW! Prices go up starting 4/15/2011
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Pilot Dress Up's with Paul Avarali from Details. - Flying never looked so good, thank you for thinking of us. Flattered when Paul BBM'd us to hook his look as a Fighter Pilot for this 2010 Halloween.Wearing- G-1 Top Gun Bomber Jacket w/ patches, fighter flight suite, and accessories by Cockpit USA, official suppliers to the U.S. Airforce and Mr. Avararail for all his pilot needs of course.
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