B-3 ELMC CONCHO

B-3 ELMC CONCHO

Medium-weight, warm, easy-wearing
  • Merino double-face sheepskin which has been over-dyed, by hand, in dark brown for rugged vintage appeal
  • Vintage WarHorse® Horsehide leather sleeve facings, pocket and trim
  • Hookless metal zipper - early 30s model
  • Bronze concho
  • Available in sizes 36 - 46
The B-3 flight jacket was USAAF issue during the 1930s and 40s. The early versions were made in a pale, parchment shade, suede sheepskin, and so after little use were soon soiled with oil and dirt. This was remedied by over-dying the jacket, with a hand-applied dark brown dye to make the garment more serviceable.

After the war some returning servicemen joined motorcycle and hot-rods clubs, looking for thrills to replace some of the adrenaline-filled escapades they had experienced during combat.

Their old flight jackets were the perfect garment in these pursuits and were often adorned with studs, club insignia and the like. The B-3 Concho is inspired from a vintage original which was decorated in such a way, rendering a garment with a truly rugged looking biker-worn patina of that of an original.
Price: £1,799.99