according to...: Cockpit USA Catalog No.4 →
accordingtoroodles: Established in 1975, Cockpit USA, the official suppliers to the U.S. Air Force debuts the 4th edition of the brands well acclaimed army, air force, and fashion catalog. The iconic A-2 and G-1 bomber styles are offered in a array of authentic and replicated historical designs. Sleek…
according to...: Civilian Pilot Training- S/S 2013... →
accordingtoroodles: Celebrated as the official supplier to the U.S. Air-Force, Cockpit USA’s heroic lifestyle has become a source of military fashion. The contemporary brand Civilian Pilot Training pays homage to a un-funded flight program established in 1939 responsible for transforming thousands…
according to...: Las Vegas Market Week: S/S 2013 →
Check out some behind the scenes of Cockpit USA at Project LV W/ Mr. roOdles accordingtoroodles: The Las Vegas trade week for Spring & Summer 2013 was surely a busy one. With the beautiful and talented Rosa Kaftan at my side we dressed in our best ensembles, and within four days covered Project, Capsule, ENK, and Pool. Marking only four of seven shows off the list, it’s needless to...
Cowboys of the Sky
http://www.amazon.com/Cowboys-Sky-Gilles-Lhote/dp/0879383542/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345046797&sr=8-1&keywords=jeff+clyman Original Article
On This Day: The Battle of Stalingrad
To mark the 60th anniversary of 1942 Original Article
Summer Sale: Olive Air to Ground Jacket
The Cockpit USA summer sale is officially in full swing! With offerings of smart and casual shirts, plaid button downs and easy breezy jackets, now is the time to bag yourself a bargain! Last week we featured the wardrobe must have Air to Ground jacket in black. However, while noir may be suitable for all and every occasion, sometimes it’s fun to mix it up a bit with an injection of color!...
See America: Anacostia Community Museum
http://anacostia.si.edu/ Original Article
Summer Sale: Air OPs Shirt
https://www.cockpitusa.com/store/product.php?productid=17830&cat=426&page=1 Original Article
History.com: Chaplain G.I.
Cockpit USA at PROJECT Las Vegas
Movie Monday: Guadalcanal Diary
Based on the eyewitness accounts of Richard Tregaskis as recorded in his book of the same name, Guadalcanal Diary is a WWII movie which depicts the experiences of United States Marines Â during the events of the Battle of Guadalcanal. Fresh in the wake of the battle which took place only a year prior to the release of the movie,Â Guadalcanal Diary places the lens directly on the marines...
On This Day: 17th August 1943
It was on this pivotal day in 1943 that the very first Quebec Conference was held. Codenamed ‘Quadrant’, the meeting brought together the British, Canadian and United States governments for top secret military discussions and decisions about WWII. Held in Quebec City at the Citadelle and Château Frontenac, the conference began on August 17 and came to a close a week later on August...
Made in USA: Danner Boots
If we at Cockpit USA manufacture and proudly wear Made in USA on the labels of our jackets, then we’re going to make as sure we can that we’re doing the same for our feet. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest since 1932, Danner boots are crafted with the same ethos and to the same standards as Cockpit USA aviation jackets. With no compromise in terms of quality and craftsmanship, these...
Summer Sale: Air to Ground Jacket
With 50% off a wide selection of Cockpit USA’s summer offerings, now is the time to grab yourself a bargain. From summery, light weight jackets to poplin cotton shirts and dressy basics, there’s a piece of clothing for every man. Despite being August, it has been a blustery rain drenched week in New York City but the guys at Cockpit USA HQ have taken cover in their Air to Ground...
See America: Smithsonian Institution
It’s officially still summer. The grill is still out and the kids are making the most of the final leg of their vacation from school. What better way to keep them entertained than with a day at the world’s largest museum. By museum, we don’t mean a decrepit building containing dust covered fossils and old bones - oh no, we’re talking about the Smithsonian complex. An...
Save the Date: AAM Labor Day Weekend
We at Cockpit USA have officially begun counting down the days until the Collings Foundation descends on the American Airpower Museum for this year’s Labor Day Weekend celebrations! With a theme of Wings, Wheels and Tracks, you can be sure there will be plenty going on! From beholding hunks of military metal on the ground to offerings of flight experiences in the bombers and fighters,...
History.com: Rockie Blunt
Of the History.com documentaries we have featured on the Cockpit USA blog, this one about Army Infantryman Rockie Blunt is up there among the most moving. A self confessed lone soldier, Blunt carried out one of the most morally difficult tasks during his time within the army as he battled across Europe and into Hitler’s Third Reich. His time during the war, sights he witnessed and...
Summer Sale: Throttle Shirt
As summer tumbles on, so does the Cockpit USA sale! With at least two months of sun left, there’s plenty of time to wear your tees, shorts and lightweight jackets, so be sure to take advantage of the amazing 50% off discounts on our wide range of garments. The Throttle shirt is a fresh take on the classic henley. Available in earthy tones of black, dark gray and olive, the shirt boasts brass...
Another Satisfied Customer: Tuskegee Airman's...
“I’m loving my new jacket - beautiful leather, fit and craftsmanship! The cloth lining is very comfortable in our chilly west coast Canadian winter and there’s room for a thin sweater too. Sales staff were great - very friendly and accommodating.” - Peter Z. Original Article
Movie Monday: Back to Bataan
Set in Luzon in the Philippines, Back to Bataan is a WWII movie based on true events that happened in the aftermath of the Battle of Bataan between 1941 and 1942. Directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Hollywood royalty including John Wayne, Anthony Quinn and Fely Franquelli, this 1945 movie is a dramatic concoction of real and fictional tales including resistance battle, guerrilla fighting...
Summer Sale: Gamesmen D.I.
To soften the blow of the fast approaching end of the warm seasons, Cockpit USA is holding summer sale! With a wide range of items discounted to an amazing 50% off the regular price, this is the Cockpit USA manâs wallet friendly opportunity to stock up on jackets, tees and casual button downs. Included in the sale is the essential Gamesmen D.I. shirt. Equally great for casual days out when...
AAM: Flight of the C-47
As aviationÂ aficionadosÂ and history hunters, we at Cockpit USA combine and indulge these two loves through proud sponsorship of the American Airpower Museum! Located at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY, the museum is home to an extensive array ofÂ operational World War II aircraft, including theÂ Curtiss-Wright P40 Warhawk,Â P-51 Mustang andÂ North American B25 Mitchell to name but a few....
Summer Sale: Roglan Henley
At Cockpit USA we are firm believers that a man can never have too many staple tees and basic shirts, ready to throw on alone, under a button down or with an iconic aviation jacket at any given moment. The good news? We have plenty of perfectly fitted basics in the Cockpit USA collection. The even better news? A wide selection is now on sale at 50% off the regular price from now through to the...
History.com: Jimmie Kayana
Born in Oregon in 1920 to Japanese immigrants, Army Medic Jimmie Kayana fulfilled his ambition of becoming a military man when he enlisted in the U.S. army in 1941. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, Kayana was alienated within the army and his family was sent to an internment camp but undeterred, he valiantly joined America’s first all-Japanese Regiment in 1941. This very moving short...
Stories of the Jacket: Top Gun G-1
Steeped in a proud sense of achievement and success, the Top Gun G-1 aviation jacket was designed by Cockpit USA with the Navy’s top fighters in mind. Decorated with an assortment of authentic embroidered squadron patches and a magnificent naval aviator blood chit on the back, this G-1 bomber jacket acknowledges the service history of the USN’s most elite fighter jocks. Adorned with statement...
Another Satisfied Customer: Vintage Roughneck Oil...
âI purchased this jacket in the summer and I have never been more impressed by a jacket in my life, from the vintage sizing and trim styling, to the likeness of the famous fedora wearing archaeologist’s jacket. This jacket is made of the finest goatskin, its details are first class and its profile is dashing, adventuresome and rugged. Yet, I even wear it with a shirt and tie in my...
Movie Monday: The Caine Mutiny
Set during WWII, The Caine Mutiny is based on Herman Wouk’s highly acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name, telling the tale of aÂ U.S. Navy destroyer minesweeper, theÂ USS Caine (DMS-18) and its inhabitants. Led byÂ LieutenantÂ Commander Philip Francis Queeg, a tough talking veteran officer determined to run a very tight ship, tensions soon reach their peak among the crew...
AAM Save the Date: August 3rd, 4th, 5th 2012
What better way is there to spend the very first weekend of August then at an awe inspiring air show? As delighted sponsors of the American Airpower Museum, we at Cockpit USA are happy to announce that this weekend we will be making an appearance at the Great New England Air Show. Located at Westover ARB/Airport Chicopee MA, the weekend’s proceedings will feature the AAM’s P-47, P-40, C-47, and...
Made in USA: Brooklyn Brewery
As a company brimming with pride in our heritage and support for all things American made, it will come as no surprise that along with wearing Made in USA clothing, we like drink Made in USA beverages too! Located just across the Hudson River from Cockpit USA HQ in Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Brewery has been concocting its iconic beers since 1988. As suppliers to over 25 states and 20 countries,...
Cockpit USA: End of Summer Sale
While we may call it the ‘End of Summer Sale’ - rest assured, we have plenty of sun drenched days ahead! From now until the end of September, a selection of Cockpit USA’s Summer 2012 collection is on sale at a whopping 50% off! Grab a bargain today… Original Article
See America: SummerStage at Central Park
They say everything comes at a price. They also say nothing is ever really free. However, we at Cockpit USA beg to disagree. Renowned for being a city that can cost a pretty penny, New York City’s annual SummerStage program makes its delightful comeback at the start of the warmer months, bringing with it an array of high class performances from music to drama, dance and culture. The best part?...
Hidden Treasures courtesy of AAM Facebook
This week we’ve been stalking the American Airpower Museum facebook page and are happy to announce they have reached a magnificent 2500 likes! Be sure to check the page out for yourself and hit the ‘LIKE’ button for timely updates on all news, activities and events going on at the AAM here. We at Cockpit USA HQ have been taken by this amazing black and white movie made by...
Blast from the Past: July 26 1941
In retaliation to Japanâs taking of French-Indo China, then American naval base Cam Ranh followed by a British base in Singapore, President Franklin Roosevelt made a bold move of pay back by seizing all Japanese assets in the U.S. transferring all financial, import and export trade operations to do with the opposition to the control of the government with criminal penalties for anyone...
Stories of the Jacket: American Tanker Jacket
At Cockpit USA we are constantly striving to maintain authenticity of our products and do justice to the past which permeates each and every jacket we produce because we believe each and every one has a story of its own! Originally designed for American armored vehicle crewmen and army tank crews in Europe, the tanker jacket was found to be so innovative and practical in its design that it soon...
See America: National Air and Space Museum
As proud sponsors and frequent visitors of Farmingdale, NY’s American Airpower Museum, home to a spellbinding collection of operational World War II aircrafts, it is safe to say that we at Cockpit USA are something of historical aviation aficionados! While the AAM satisfies every curiosity we have about military aviation, we are always on the hunt for more in this area of interest. Located in the...
Date For Your Diary: Labor Day at the AAM
This year’s Labor Day weekend will see the American Airpower Musuem celebrating with a ‘Family Heritage Weekend’. Visitors are invited along to the Republic Airport landmark to explore the military legacy of members of their family through an awe inspiring tour of theÂ museum. Along the way such sights as a B-17, a B-24Â Liberator and aÂ P-51 Mustang fighter can be beheld along...
History.com: Hitler's Military Blunders
The entire world breathed a sigh of relief when Hitler and his blood stained dictatorship was defeated. Brought to its end by the proud, combined efforts of the USA, Great Britain, the Soviet Union and many other forces along with the unending bravery of their armies and citizens, it was a victory for the future when Nazi Germany and its allies were brought to a stop. However, also in play were...
Another Satisfied Customer: B-3 Hooded Sheepskin
“I have owned many jackets from Cockpit USA but this is fast becoming my favorite! Â Wonderful quality and wonderful workmanship from a great company. It does not get any better than this. Thank you Cockpit USA!” -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â K. Gering Original Article
Friday Feast: The Crenshaw Farmer's Market
Here at Cockpit USA, we make no bones about our love for food. Along with our allegiance to all things heritage, we also boast a secret addiction to all foods grown in the USA which is why our weekends are spent in great part at local farmerâs markets across whichever city we find ourselves in, sniffing apples and trying out home made preserves ready to feast on for brunch on Sundays! Located...
Blast from the Past: 'Two Ocean Navy Expansion...
It was on this day in 1940 that President Roosevelt signed the ‘Two Ocean Navy Expansion Act’, an American Act of Congress which increased the size of the United States Navy by 70%. Triggered by the entrance of German troops into Paris, this officially became the biggest naval acquisition bill in the history of the U.S. and the first step in readying America for WWII in the battle...
Stories of the Jacket: The M-43 Field Jacket
Not only is it perfect for the warmer weather we’re all enjoying, the M-43 field jacket is first and foremost a true piece of historical battle attire. First introduced in 1944 on the beaches of Normandy, right up until the end of the war in 1945, this jacket was a second skin to the brave GI’s of the Allied American Armies. Continuing its reign and colorful history, the M-43 was worn by both air...
See America: Ellis Island
Once upon a time Ellis Island was the first port of call for new arrivals to the United States. Before being officially registered and granted entry, immigrants were legally and medically inspected on the island located in the New York Harbor. During its years of service between 1892 and 1954, an breathtaking excess of 12 million steerage and third class steamship passengers were processed here....
History.com: Trench Warfare
While it may be most known for its huge role in battle in WWI, trench warfare was first established during the American Civil War. With improvements in weapon technology resulting in greater accuracy of rifles and cannons, soldiers no longer needed to be on the ground level to fight at their best. Along with their guns, men carried shovels digging miles of elaborate trenches in which they...
Another Satisfied Customer: 3 Star General...
“Field-tested this jacket in a blizzard shortly after I received it. Wind chills to -40/50 below and blinding snow but I stayed warm. She’s a keeper. Beautiful, functional design and excellent craftsmanship. Thanks guys and girls at Cockpit USA. Kudos.” - Hanshan Original Article
The Friday Getaway: Bethpage State Park
A perfect getaway for golfing fanatics, pros and amateurs,Â Bethpage State Park is a playground of five public 18-hole regulation golf courses each suited to a range of handicaps. Rated among the best golfing facilities in the country, the course boasts soft white sands and pristine green grass which is kept in immaculate condition for a second to none experience. Designed by respected...