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Classic B-3 Sheepskin Leather Bomber Jacket 257S

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The B-3 is THE classic WWII sheepskin "Bomber" leather jacket. B-17s and B-24s were not pressurized... and the unheated cabins got awfully cold at altitude! This was the jacket that kept our bomber crews warm during their perilous missions in the skies over Europe. The B-3 jacket is clearly a winner in both warmth and style... even non-aviators like Gen. George Patton chose to wear a specially-modified version of the B-3 (instead of the standard tanker's jacket). The B-3 features: sheepskin, tanned from thick Nappa Leather, all-natural sheep fur, leather welted seams, brass zipper, and buckled collar and waist-adjustment straps. The B-3 also features two front handwarmer pockets, a practical convenience which the original B-3s lacked (the originals only had a small map pouch). You can rely on this classic heavyweight to keep you warm on the coldest winter day, and you can count on its enduring style to survive the fickle trends of fashion! Union Made in the U.S.A by LOCAL 169 of WORKERS UNITED A/W SEIU.

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
Great jacket.
I've owned many military jackets (G-1, A-2, & B-3) including the ones made by Cockpit & Avirex. But I can tell you that Schott makes it better than any other brands out there. Material is ALOT better & fits better on your body. Not only does it look great, but it's very warm. Keeps you warm under zero no problem.

Takes a while to break into though (this jacket is very heavy). They felt kinda hard to move in em when I first got mine, but after a while it was all good.

This is a full-fitting jacket. For proper fit, I recommend ordering a size smaller (or 2 if you're not planning on wearing thick layer of stuff underneath). I'm a slender 36-38 & I went with 32 as 34 felt too big on me.
Published: Thu, 5/5/2011 by Jimmy Cha
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Beyond fantastic
I had been dreaming about this jacket since I was 15 years old and was living in France. After I became a permanent resident of the US, I decided that it was time to achieve my dream. I bought this jacket 18 months ago and lived through 1 cold winter in Chicago with it. This jacket is warm, it is beautiful, it is elegant and knowing that the very people who freed my country used to wear it makes me ever prouder to wear it. Perfect craftsmanship and perfect material. I cannot count how many times people ask me where I got it. I love it! Thank you so much guys for making these wonderful jackets. It is my second Schott jacket and I am already choosing the next one!
Published: Sat, 1/1/2011 by Laurent B
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Wonderful
I live in New York and bought this jacket and I was blown away by its style, quality, and its ability to keep me warm on the coldest winter day. The pictures don't do enough justice really is the nicest jacket I ever owned next to my 118L. Strongly recommend it to any one who can fit it in there budget you will not be disappointed.
Published: Fri, 11/16/2012 by James domanico
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
I absolutely love it!
I could not be happier.
Published: Sat, 3/1/2008 by Dave H
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Nice Jackets
Hi everyone, I purchased a B3 and the Easyrider with Gails assistance. I have been wearing the B3 in the cold weather (around zero with the wind lately) and I can tell you that I have never had a warmer jacket! I didnt feel cold (except my head and legs) at all! I highly recommend the B3 to all if you are looking for a quality WARM jacket.

The easyrider is great as well! Love it! These are the nicest jackets I have ever owned.
Published: Mon, 1/21/2008 by Jersey Johnny
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent product !
Greetings from St. Petersburg, Russia.Today I received a jacket "Classic B-3",brown.Great product, quality leather, zipper, straps, all the evidence of the highest skill employees "Schott bros.inc."In this anniversary year, the year of the century, and wish us luck for the next hundred years! Make such beautiful and useful products to people. Sincerely, Yuriy.01/09/2013
Published: Wed, 1/9/2013 by Yuriy Orlov
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Great jacket
A very nice jacket for our cold winter here in Norway. I would state that this jacket is not big for its size. I would say it is true to its size. That was also confirmed by the Schott representative. Thank you for a fabulous product and good customer service.
Published: Mon, 8/13/2012 by Tor
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I love it! Perfect!
I already have another B3 jacket in my home. But that one is quite bulky, so I googled so many kinds of B3 produced by many different companies. I should say Schott 257s is the best. The cut is super and a little bit longer than other B3. The sheepskin is very soft which makes me feel so comfortable. Although this is about 2 times price of other B3, it totally worth that. I think that‘s why Schott nyc keep making product in USA. The size is perfect for me, just for more information, maybe it's useful. I'm 178cm, 68kg, shoulder 40cm, chest 90cm. Size 32 fit me the best. Because I live in Germany, so I bought this jacket from online shop. And I know there is the other type of Schott B3 in Europe named L1259. That is a nothing but ordinary jacket, which probably didn't made in USA. I highly recommend this one.
Published: Tue, 3/11/2014 by Lei Zhao
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19 years of service
I purchased my B-3 in 1993 from a costume store in the theater district(NYC)for $500. the shoulders have worn a little thin mostly from the weigh of sitting on the hanger in the off season, but the jacket look fantastic after almost 20 years. you can't go wrong with this coat.
Published: Tue, 8/21/2012 by Roland R. Howard
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Great Jackets!!!
The jacket is fanastic. It is so well made I'm sure it will last for years and actually only get better! Thanks for a great American made poduct.
The only draw back??, the association with seiu and soros...to bad
Published: Tue, 12/20/2011 by Ken McLean
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Don't like to waste words I just get to the point
Do I love it?
I brought this B3-Jacket in 92 from a Army & Navy store; who just happen to have a Schott order book in the store because they just order their quality coats from Schotts, I will not wear any sweater or sweatshirt under this coat because I will be covered in sweat if I do.
Published: Wed, 11/17/2010 by William L. Slaughter
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B-3 Bomber Jacket
I was a little concerned over sizing for this jacket, and contacted customer service. They provided a quick and complete reponse enabling me to order the correct size. The jacket arrived a few days later, and the quality and construction surpassed my expectations! I have gotten compliments on this jacket from complete strangers. It is quite warm (we have had a very cold winter with temperatures near zero) and with this jacket on, you might as well be sitting indoors- absolutely windproof and extremely warm (haven't tried it in an unpressurized B-17 yet). Couldn't be happier.

I'm sure it will last as well as my Schott Bros. western-style fringe jacket purchsed in 1974, which still looks brand-new. Many thanks for such great products.
Published: Sun, 3/29/2009 by Brian K., New York
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Best jacket on the market
I took the plunge, spent the bucks and bought this jacket. Smartest move I've made in a long time. Superb quality, pure Americana and the warmest coat I've ever worn, including down and synthetics. If you're looking for the real, no-b.s. thing, look no further. You're there.
Published: Sat, 1/17/2009 by Robert Dishington Monsour
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