Are you gearing up for the colder weather and looking for something beyond the traditional bomber jacket?
We think you should check out the B-15 Slim Fit Flight Jacket from Alpha Industries.
Because it’s got the traditional Alpha Industries hallmark features, like the sturdy water resistant nylon shell, the MA-1 utility pocket on the sleeve and the signature red “Remove Before Flight” flag.
But it’s got one additional element we think is rad and can differentiate your jacket from all the other bombers out there – a removable fur collar (faux mouton if we’re being specific).
We think it’ll make a world of difference when the weather starts to hit lower temperatures.
We personally would rock the all black or the replica blue/brown fur color schemes.
We’ve updated our classic B-15 flight jacket with a slimmer fit throughout the body and sleeves. Like its counterpart, the B-15 Slim Fit has a flight nylon, water-resistant shell with nylon twill lining and 100% polyester fill. It also features the removable faux mouton collar and tonal color lining. The nylon web oxygen tab and headset wire snap tabs pay homage to the original military B-15 bombers mil-spec features that helped pilots secure their oxygen masks and headset wires during flight.
And some history about the original jacket design:
The B-15 jacket was first introduced in 1944 to replace the B-10. It was used throughout the late 40’s by the U.S. Air Force pilots and air crews. Designed for cold temperatures, the jacket had a Mouton fur collar and 100% wool knit waistband and cuffs. It also featured a tab to hold the pilot’s oxygen mask as well as a second one to keep the headset wires in place. It went through many revisions including one that started using nylon. Alpha started making reproductions of the B-15 bombers in 1993 and today produce them to the B-15D specifications including the nylon, tabs and Mouton collar.
At the end of the day, we just think it looks super understated and cool as shit.
To cop your own Alpha Industries B-15 Slim Fit Flight Jacket or to check out their complete line of products, you can check out their official website here.