Where can you find American-Made Bison Leather jackets?

American Bison A-2

US Wings  American-made Bison Leather Jackets are made from premium Wisconsin farm-raised bison and the uniqueness of the bison leather is what sets these jackets apart from other leather jackets. Bison leather is as rugged and durable as cowhide but has the suppleness of lambskin. The dark brown finish, appropriate for both casual and more dressier wear, features beautiful pebble-type graining. They’re the perfect amalgam of classic “bomber jacket” styling, uniqueness of material, comfort, durability and outstanding American craftsmanship. So if you’ve always wanted an American-made Bison leather jacket that’s constructed from a truly distinctive leather, our American-made Bison Leather Jackets are it! They’re built like a tank and made to last a lifetime!

Bison Leather Jackets are set apart from all leather jackets.  The leather is slightly heavier than cowhide but has the softness & suppleness of lambskin.  The hand-aging process in Bison Leather Jackets really brings out the varied grain & subtle color variations. Bison Leather Jackets have a rugged and authentic antique appearance.  After a bit of daily wear, Bison Leather Jackets will soon resemble a 50 year old garment. Its outstanding combination of comfort, durability, uniqueness and American craftsmanship are available from US Wings in both an A-2 and Indy style jacket.

A-2 Bison Leather Jackets feature snap-down front pockets with side hand warmers, one piece back, snap-down collar, and interior pocket, satin nylon lining, antiqued brass zipper, knit cuffs and waistband. Made from Wisconsin farm raised bison leather, it is built like a Battleship, made to last a lifetime.

American Bison Leather Jacket Modern A-2 features:

  • Wisconsin farm raised bison leather
  • Pebble-type graining
  • Two front snap-flap cargo pockets with side-entry hand-warmers
  • One piece back
  • Snap-down collar
  • Interior pocket
  • Brown satin nylon lining
  • Antique brass zipper
  • Knit cuffs & waistband
  • Color: Dark brown
  • Fit: Normal

The Indy Legend Bison Leather Jacket is patterned from the exact pattern used by Neil Cooper, who made the first Indy-style jacket for the first Indiana Jones movie.  This jacket is recreated in American bison leather.  Featuring two front cargo pockets with original-style pocket flaps and side -entry hand warmer pockets, it has a pleated action back with correctly-sized side gaps and small yoke on the back panel.  It has original-length side adjustment straps with rectangular sliders,  an interior pocket with satin lining, and brass zipper.

American Bison Legend Jacket features:

  • 100% Bison leather
  • Two front cargo pockets with original-style pocket flaps
  • Side-entry hand warmer pockets
  • Pleated action back for freedom of movement with correctly-sized small side gaps
  • Side adjustment straps with brass buckles
  • An interior pocket
  • Brown satin nylon lining
  • Brass zipper
  • Color: Brown
  • Fit: Trim (Shorter overall length and a trimmer, more tailored fit in the body & sleeves)

Naval Aviators are often considered to be the finest of military flyers. Their G-1 flight jackets have always identified them as members of an elite group. Now you have the opportunity to own one of these authentic G-1s through US Wings! We believe our US Wings-labeled Signature Series™ G-1s are the finest G-1s available… and we think you’ll agree! US Wings, Inc. is an authorized US Military vendor.

The Antique American Bison G-1 Jacket features:

  • 100% Antique Bison leather
  • Two front button-flapped cargo pockets with hidden pen/pencil slot under the left pocket flap
  • Mouton fur collar
  • Pleated action back for freedom of movement
  • Snap-closed interior map pocket
  • Inside wind flap with “USN” perforation
  • Nylon brown lining
  • Heavy duty brass zipper
  • Knit cuffs & waistband
  • Color: Antique Brown
  • Fit: Military (We recommend to order a size larger if you have broad shoulders or on the higher end of a size)

What does Sgt. Hack have to do with the Navy?

You might ask yourself what does Sgt. Hack, USA (Ret), have to do with the Navy?  GREAT COATS!
U.S. Navy Jackets and coats are well known for their warmth.  The traditional coats have been the Pea Coat and the G-1The coat of choice of the U.S. Navy for centuries, the Pea Coat is the heavy topcoat worn in cold, miserable weather. The name isn’t derived from the “Pea Soup weather” but rather from the heavy coarse twilled blue cloth it was originally created from.  The cloth was sometimes called P cloth and the garment evolved from being called a P-Jacket to later a Pea Coat.  Pea Coats have broad lapels, double breasted fronts with large buttons of either wooden, metal, or plastic buttons and slash pockets.  The standard for original Pea coats was 30 ounces, most often made of heavy Melton cloth, but today coats are made from 22 to 32 ounces.  Known for it warmth in severe weather, the Pea Coat has been worn not only by the military, but has been a staple of students wardrobes at high school and college campuses around the world.
Traditional US Navy  issue Pea Coats are dark blue, but many colors are offered by retailers.  Known not only for their warmth but for their durability, US Navy Pea Coats have been passed down through generations. As time has evolved several new  U.S. Navy Jackets have been introduced.  The A-2  Deck Jacket and the Shipboard Jacket are new entries. Issued to Navy Personnel for inclement and foul weather conditions, the A-2 Deck jacket is water repellent and wind resistant.  The Shipboard Jacket is a U.S. Navy Jacket issued to Navy crewmen. 

 The current, genuine government issue USN Nomex Shipboard Jacket was designed after the attack on the USS Cole in 2000.  It was designed to be a flame resistant and versatile jacket that stayed on the ship and was thus named the Shipboard Jacket.  In June 2014 it became a standard issued jacket.  The Navy has issued this Nomex jacket as a fire resistant, cold weather, windproof alternative to the A-2 Deck jacket.

The G-1 Military Flight Jackets was originally called the M-422A and introduced by the U.S Navy in the 1930’s.  In 1943, this jacket as named by the Navy and the Army Air Forces as the ANJ-3.  It officially became the G-1 in 1947.  Arguably, the G-1 is best know as the leather flight jacket worn by Tom Cruise in the film TOP GUN. The Pea Coat known for its warmth in severe weather has been a staple of students wardrobes at high school and college campuses around world.