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40th Anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark

June 12, 2021 was the 40th Anniversary of the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. This blockbuster action-adventure movie  introduced us to the character of Indiana Jones.  His iconic leather jacket, fedora & bullwhip launched a franchise that spawned four movies.   A fifth movie is slated to be released in 2022.  As well a TV […]

The “Cooper Original” Adventure Jacket

Cooper Original Cape Buffalo Indy-Style Adventurer Jacket Front

The “Cooper Original” Adventure Jacket is now available from US Wings. History US Wings partnered with Cooper for many years, starting in 1986 and ending when Cooper Sportswear ceased production in the 1990s.  Along with the A-2s & G-1s produced was the Indy-style jacket, which was based on an original stuntman’s jacket from the “Raiders […]

Consumers love US Wings products and service

Consumers love US Wings products and service!  Great product, great service, great people!   We receive thank you letters every week from consumers around the country attesting to satisfaction with their purchases.  Read below recent comments from a small sampling of very satisfied customers. Vintage Cape Buffalo G-1 Well, the US Wings® Vintage Cape Buffalo G-1 […]

Striated Lamb A-2 Jackets from US Wings

Striated Lamb A22000 Front

If you want a unique, rugged-looking A-2 jacket with loads of character, look no further.  Our US Wings Cooper Original Striated Lamb A-2 Jackets  are the one for you!  We first produced a “striated” lambskin jacket back in the 1980s but this type of jacket has been absent from our current line for quite some […]

The Ultimate Guide to Indiana Jones

The Ultimate Guide to Indiana Jones has recently been published and can be found in a store near you.  In anticipation of the 40th anniversary of the release (June 1981) of the “Raiders of the  Lost Ark”, this magazine is a compilation of twenty five articles celebrating 40 years of Indiana Jones. Featured Articles The […]

What do Indy Jackets and Sgt. Hack have in common?

decorative indiana jones hat and jacket

Many people ask what do Indy Jackets and Sgt. Hack have in common?  Neil Cooper, a former partner of Sgt. Hack originally conceived the first pattern for the INDIANA JONES movies by combining features of the Air Force A2 and the Navy G1.  Eliminating the cuffs and waist band from the A2 and then adding the […]

Cooper Original Jacket by US Wings

Cooper Original By US Wings Tag

The new Cooper Original Jacket by US Wings is now available for pre-ordering.  Cooper Sportswear was founded in the early 1920s and was awarded Contract No. W535ac23381 on January 5, 1942 to produce A-2 jackets for the USAAF during WWII. These jackets are now extremely rare and original Cooper-labeled A-2s are considered highly collectible by […]

Military Service a Hack Family Tradition

Military Service is a Hack Family Tradition.  There are scores of families across the United States whose members have answered the call to serve their country.  The Kennedys, Pattons, the Sullivans, to name a few families who chose to serve.   On a recent excursion to Kentucky, SFC David Hack (CEO of US Wings) and […]

US Wings Women’s A-2 Jackets

Womans a22000 Jackets

US Wings Women’s A-2 Jackets are created from the same high quality leather as our men’s jackets. They look like the men’s jackets but are sized for women. WASP Jackets Our Women’s WASP Goatskin A-2 is an authentic reproduction of the WWII A-2 made for the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs). The fit is made […]

US Wings Authentic Indy-Style Jackets

Authentic Indy style jackets front and back

US Wings has long been known for it’s  Authentic Indy-Style Jackets.  The “Indy-Style” jacket is an integral part of the famous fedora-wearing, bullwhip-toting, tomb-raiding professor of archaeology. As a result of a hybrid of the Type 440 and the A-2, the Indy-Style jackets have their own uniqueness and iconic style. Dashing through the jungle or […]

US Wings offers Top Gun Jackets

Two Top Gun Jackets

US Wings offers Top Gun jackets and other items in our Top Gun Collection.  Many popular jacket styles achieved their iconic status thanks to appearances in movies. The iconic “Top Gun” jackets are no exception. Two popular examples are our Maverick Top Gun CWU Jacket  worn by Tom Cruise in the upcoming movie “Top Gun: […]

Barnstormer Leather Vest with Removeable Collar

Barnstormer vest

Our US Wings® Barnstormer Leather Vest with removeable collar is a descendant of the vests worn by the barnstorming stunt pilots of the 1920s and ’30s. Its inspiration came from barnstormers who cut the worn-out sleeves off their leather flight jackets and wound up with a sharp-looking (and practical) leather vest.  As a result the […]