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show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« on: April 02, 2014, 12:15:53 PM »
Apart from the ubiquitous  A2  ,the B3 and its follow on family, these jackets somehow seem to sum up what one would expect to see a US aircrewman wearing in ww2

I know these jackets are now getting to be 70+ years old now   ,but he fact that they are still surviving after all this time is a testament to their manufacture and materials used !

I currently own a B3 and an ANJ-4   along with a couple of pairs of pants

So here goes  with LB's examples
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2014, 12:17:29 PM »
contd.
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2014, 12:19:24 PM »
The ANJ-4

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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2014, 12:23:07 PM »
CONTD .
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2014, 12:23:48 PM »
CONTD
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2014, 06:55:00 AM »
Lovely Stuff LB !  so hard to find them in nice order these days ,those are some supreme examples !
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2014, 07:01:41 AM »
The B3  does have a minor issue Nige  :(    The zip !!!   it does need some attention ,  that's why I havnt shown it on "EDDIE"  yet !!! 

other than that it is in good order  , still has the rank epaulettes still in place IIRC , those are the little leather tabs sewn on to the shoulder seam

Ill get some more detailed photos took over the weekend when the good lady is at work !!(  she wont moan at me then for getting all the gear out !!! ;D )
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2014, 07:13:14 AM »
Here's an Aero Leathers B3. Well used with some period leather patches and, interestingly, a period replacement zipper...actually a British Air Ministry marked one, of the type found on RAF Irvin jackets!

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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2014, 09:21:42 AM »
The B3  does have a minor issue Nige  :(    The zip !!!   it does need some attention ,  that's why I havnt shown it on "EDDIE"  yet !!! 

other than that it is in good order  , still has the rank epaulettes still in place IIRC , those are the little leather tabs sewn on to the shoulder seam

Ill get some more detailed photos took over the weekend when the good lady is at work !!(  she wont moan at me then for getting all the gear out !!! ;D )
A common problem LB , You'll have to keep a lookout for a nice zip ,be worth Fixing IMHO .
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2014, 09:23:22 AM »
Here's an Aero Leathers B3. Well used with some period leather patches and, interestingly, a period replacement zipper...actually a British Air Ministry marked one, of the type found on RAF Irvin jackets!


I've seen that done a few times Ian makes it really interesting , just goes to show how close the RAF and USAAF
worked together in the war years !
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2014, 02:08:07 PM »
COME ON GUYS !!  get yer shearlings out !!!   ;D

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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2014, 01:44:14 PM »
I have shown it before but here is my B3 redskin...
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2014, 12:27:53 AM »
I have shown it before but here is my B3 redskin...

Killer jacket Rob!  ;)
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2014, 12:14:28 PM »
Thanks, finding it was a long time in waiting and watching.  It may be the pride of my collection at the moment.
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Re: show us your shearling jackets and trousers !!!
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2014, 12:19:58 PM »
Thanks, finding it was a long time in waiting and watching.  It may be the pride of my collection at the moment.

And rightly so Rob !!  i know i would make it the pride of mine !!! :D

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