USAAF B-3 flying jacket
By Aero Leather Clothing Co. Size 38R (measures approximately 21" from armpit to armpit). Classic AAF jacket manufactured in dark seal brown shearling leather with horsehide sleeve panels and pocket. The majority of the leather is in very good condition retaining good flexibility, a decent finish and little of the usual crazing and surface peel associated with American shearling jackets. There is perhaps a little 'thinning' at the waist panel and shoulders and the rear of the collar has surface crazing, feels rather dry and is weaker. The zip is a period British made 'AERO' replacement. The jacket retains the front patch pocket, good supple straps/buckles at the waist and collar, leather hanger and label with 1943 contract date. The fur lining is also very good. A good looking jacket that displays very well. Stock code J24551.