Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Whatsit, Aug 10, 2018.
i was wondering if there’s a difference in a brown lining Avirex and an Orange lining Avirex?
Avirex changed quite a lot in the decades they've been in business
I always say you can draw a line right where the movie top gun happened and Avirex went after the mass market ( I was in the Army Navy store business back then and sold Avirex until they went bad)
The orange liner is similar to the early 80s A-2 I have and still wear
Once they went mass market they entirely lost focus on trying to make jackets look correct and went with whatever pieces and parts they could find, they cheapened the jackets and had some made offshore
I think your brown lining is an example of that time.
I haven't had the opportunity to handle any of their current offerings so I can't comment on what they're doing today and if they're getting back to their roots
I've always loved my Avirex jackets and consider them under-rated in today's "hyper-realistic' and " hyper-priced" world and think it's because they cheapened out and sold out in the late 80s and 90s.
Still many of those Avirex jackets are "vintage" in the truest sense of the word with classic style and honest age.
Good luck with your jackets
most of their A-2 and G-1 jacket made of lambskin are made in Korea and China. today they sell jackets under the name Cockpit, and those jackets are made in USA, but the quality is the same as Avirex.
This is made in America
white or black label?
So are Avirex jackets just very cheap knock offs like the cooper orange labels were? Same quality etc.?
Black Avirex label and white made in America label
So is it an American made one? And does the white label mean the jackets crap?
It does not have side hand warmer pockets
cooper orange label was exact copy of their jacket made for usaf. only difference is that orange lbel jacket is not treated with fire retardant. does your jacket has label made of goatakin or horsehide?
No label on the inside side. So unsure. I’m figuring it’s goat skin
no, white label means that jacket is made from middle eighties to late nineties. this is their version od a-2 jacket.
He’s a few pictures
it is probably made of calfskin.
The guy I bought it from said he thought it was goat.
He said his dad bought it around 82 while in the navy
does not look that shabby
Their goatakin jacket has this label (pic. 2), and their horsehide jackets has this label (pic. 4).
This is a Horse skin Avirex jacket
usually they have label "genuine horsehide".