00's B3 Flight Bomber Leather Sheepskin Jacket$550.00
Alpha Industries sheepskin bomber jacket!Good condition worn very little. There is some very very light spots (barely noticeable) on the leather that can be made like new with some mink oil. (See pics).Approx Measurements:Size tag states Medium but fits like a Large/X-Large.Chest: ~46"Waist:~46"Length:~32" (back of collar to waist)Sleeve:~30 (shoulder seam down)Shoulders:~46" (seam to seam)Product FeaturesThe Alpha B-3 air force bomber jacket is a classic coat that never goes out of style! This leather bomber jacket is made from genuine leather and is lined in sheepskin for warmth in any conditions. The dual adjustable collar keeps your neck covered, while the slash pockets will give you a place to store necessities. Side buckle straps ensure a fashionably tight fit and the antiqued zipper indicates a durable traditional construction that can’t be beat. This leather sherpa coat features a dual adjustable collar and side buckle straps to keep your neck toasty and to ensure a snug fit The Alpha Industries vintage bomber coat boasts high-quality sheepskin, along with genuine cowhide reinforcements/accents to keep you warm, even in below freezing temperatures This authentic shearling B-3 bomber jacket includes front slash pockets and an antiqued brass zipper to give you the timeless look of a fighter pilotColor: BrownHistoryFirst designed in 1934 the B-3 bomber became the military-issued cold-weather flight jacket. Aviators who manned the B-17's and B-24's in the skies over Europe in WWII came to rely on their B-3 jackets as they often flew for 8-9 hours in unpressurized cabins, where air temperatures could drop to more than 60 degrees below zero. The bomber was vital to the crew’s comfort as the crimp of the sheep's wool created insulating air spaces, naturally retaining heat and absorbing excess moisture generated by the body. It remains one of the warmest and most insulating bomber jackets ever made.
This item is sold from a vintage boutique in Brooklyn, New York.