Buzz Rickson's BR80489 B-3 DUOTONEBuzz Rickson's
Originally issued from 1934 right up to '43, the B-3 flight jacket was part of the U.S Air Forces high-altitude fight suit inspired Lesley Irvine's design which was already in use by the Royal Airforce.
Made from a thick chrome-tanned North American sheepskin and treated with a poly-acrylic lacquer coating for added durability, the design went through some subtle changes of leather colouring before this shade of dark 'seal' brown was standardised; though many examples can be found of mismatch panels of different shades.
The addition horse hide patches stitched at points of wear and strain; such the exterior of the sleeves protect the sheepskin from general wear and the seams taped for added strength. Unlike the pocketless Irvine flight jacket as used by the RAF, the U.S.A.A.F chose to include one simple gusseted patch pocket made of horsehide on the exterior right of the jacket.
The Large collar could be secured to the body using two reinforces snaps when worn down and two leather belts and straps could secure the collar high around the head when in the harshest of conditions.
All of these details have been produced by Buzz Rickson's to the highest standard to produce a jacket which given some heard loving neglect could be mistaken for an original in no time.
One of those eye-catching and timeless items of utilitarian clothing which have an enduring quality which resonates across different styles and decades.
- Chrome Tanned Sheepskin with Poly-Acrylic Lacquer
- Buzz Rickson's Bronco Horse Hide Used From Trim
- Large Collar
- Gusseted Horse Hide patch Pocket
- Natural Veg Tanned Cowhide Belts for Collar and Side Adjusters
- Snap Down Collar
- Reproduction Talon M-42 Zipper
- Nickel Buckles & Hardware
- Woven Rough Wear Label
- Made in Japan
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