vintage B-3 jacket by Aeroleather

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I basically saved this pilot jacket some years ago to be thrown away. At this time I actually had no clue about it. This sheepskin jacket comes from my girlfriends family. Her grandfather a german pilot in WW2 probably traded it with an USAAF pilot (for his flight jacket?). It was a well kept secret be-cause my plan was to get it restored by Aeroleather (via Burkhard Plug – Gasoline Alley) and give it to my girlfriend Maria. The leather broke at the neck/colar for about 15 cm. Just last week I checked her size and the jacket is way too large for her.

So shall I put it on sale?
Get it restored and keep it for my unborn son or daughter?

With size 38 now way I will ever fit in, too bad! Probably the first time I wish I would be a bit smaller.

The Manufacturers Label says:

Type: B-3
DWG. NO. 33H5595
C. ORDER NO. 42-22899-P
Size 38

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3 thoughts on “vintage B-3 jacket by Aeroleather

  1. Basecamp Vintage

    Funny that you would post this when just found a Type A-2 Rough Wear flight jacket last night! I will post pictures and descriptions to my blog soon. Not sure if I am going to offer mine for sale or just hang on to it either, It’s just too cool.

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