If a Cockpit USA 'Hall of Fame' for jackets existed, this iconic bomber would be included for sure. When The Cockpit catalog first introduced the Classic Raider Jacket in 1982, it became an instant best seller. Crafted from superb components and leathers, our customers clearly knew quality when they saw it! Made with 100% vintage lambskin, a rich textured leather featuring natural graining characteristics and created with military styling, the two-way, zip top and side entry, corded pocket design on the front sets this jacket apart from the rest. Along with an interior chest pocket, knit cuffs and waistband, a bi-swing back is also incorporated for comfort and ease of movement. Not to be outdone by its handsome exterior, the luxurious lining of the jacket boasts a beautifully intricate WWII pilot’s aviation map design. Perfect as a casual 'throw on' everyday piece or a smart, understated jacket over dress shirts, this jacket is versatile and dashing in equal measures!
Jeff Clyman, the president of Cockpit USA has recently launched his own website giving a rare insight into the foundations of his authentic heritage aviation leather jacket company and the passion which drives it. Each week, The Clyman Archives will exhibit a piece from Jeff's vast collection of used service clothing artifacts. A fascinating read and a delve into the past straight from the boss's perspective, the website is already an online historical hit!