B-7 Vintage Sheepskin Parka
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- Real genuine sheepskin leather and fully lined with soft, plush sherpa
- Hood trimmed with real Coyote fur
- Two deep open-top cargo pockets originally used for holding maps, in contrast color as the original
- Two additional front zippered pockets
- Reinforcing leather at key stress points
The B-7 was authorized for official use on July 12, 1941, by the U.S. Army Air Corp. Unlike other sheepskin Air Corps jackets, the B-7 was a parka style, mid-thigh length with an attached hood. The B-7 was designed for use by ground crew personnel assigned to Northern European bases and by the bomber crews that had to endure exceeding cold temperatures experienced in aircraft flying at altitudes above 20,000 feet in the wintertime. Actual production of the B-7 was limited to a few contracts and in 1942, approximately one year after its authorization, the Army Air Force decided to discontinue the B-7. The primary reason for the B-7’s demise was its high cost. The large number of skins required to manufacture the parka and the elegant fur trim on the hood made the B-7 significantly more expensive than shorter jackets.
Alpha Fit Guide
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|Size||Neck (in)||chest (in)||waist (in)||hip (in)||Sleeve (in)||Height||weight (lbs)|
|XS||14-14 1/2||36-38||30-32||36-38||31-32||Regular 5'6" to 6'||130-145|
|Size||Height (cm)||Weight (kg)||Neck (cm)||Chest (cm)||Waist (cm)||Hip (cm)||Sleeve (cm)|
How to Measure:
Measure around base of neckline, keeping one finger between your neck and the measuring tape.
Measure around body with tape leveled on the fullest part of your chest.
Measure around your waist with the tape leveled at the narrowest point of your torso.
With arm relaxed at your side, measure from center back neck, to point of shoulder, and along the arm to the wrist (just below round bone).
Stand with heels 2—3” apart. Keep the tape leveled and measure around the fullest part of your hips.
Measure pants that fit you well, and feel comfortable. Lay pants flat on table, and smooth the front and back crease. Measure along the inseam from crotch to bottom of edge of hem.