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B-3 Sherpa

Alpha Industries

B-3 Sherpa

$ 1,170.00 $ 1,600.00

The 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 distressed leather and is lined in sherpa 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
• Their 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 pilot

First designed in 1934 the B-3 bomber became the military-issued cold-weather flight jacket. Aviators who manned the B-17s and B-24s 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 jacket ever made.


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