The B3 Sheepskin jacket was introduced in 1943 intended to be a protective flight jacket worn in cold zones. It's design was heavily inspired by the British Irvin flight jackets that was brought into service a few years earlier. This jacket remained in service for the next decade and through the years it went through some design changes to make it keep up with the needs.
The vintage jackets are sought after by collectors today and the B-3 jacket is perhaps one of the most iconic flight jackets ever made.
This jacket is secondhand but in great condition. It was made in England by the famous replica brand Eastman Leather Clothing known for making some of the best leather jackets in modern days. The jacket is made of american sheepskin with trims made of horsehide. Notable signs of wear is that the zipper has been slightly damaged as you can see by the picture, it is still usable but could need a small repair if one does not want to change the entire zipper. Other than that the jacket is in great condition with some scratches on the elbows and the shoulders that only gives the jacket some patina.
- Secondhand Eastman Leather B-3 Flight Jacket - 100% American sheepskin - Trims made of horsehide - Secondhand jacket made in the UK
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.