vintage B-3 jacket by Aeroleather:
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:
DWG. NO. 33H5595
C. ORDER NO. 42-22899-P