• B-7 Vintage Sheepskin Parka
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B-7 Vintage Sheepskin Parka

Heavy-Weight
Heavy-Weight

Protection against sub-freezing weather conditions

    B-7 Vintage Sheepskin Parka

    $2,100.00

    Item: MLB37005K1

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    Product Details

    Originally designed during World War II for flight and ground crews in extreme cold climates. The B-7 Parka was in production for only one year making it extremely rare and valuable.
    • 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

    Product History

    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.

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    Size Neck (in) chest (in) waist (in) hip (in) Sleeve (in) inseam (in) Height weight (lbs)
    XS 14-14 1/2 36-38 30-32 36-38 31-32 31 1/2 Regular 5'6" to 6' 130-145
    S 14-14 1/2 38-40 32-34 38-40 32-33 31 1/2 145-160
    M 15-15 1/2 40-42 34-36 40-42 33-34 32 160-175
    L 16-16 1/2 42-44 36-38 42-44 34-35 32 175-190
    XL 17-17 1/2 45-47 39-41 45-47 35-36 32 1/2 190-215
    2XL 18-18 1/2 48-50 42-44 48-50 36-37 32 1/2 215-230
    3XL 19-19 1/2 51-53 45-47 51-53 37-38 33 230-245
    4XL 20-20 1/2 54-56 48-50 54-56 38-39 33 245-260
    5XL 20-20 1/2 57-58 51-53 57-58 39-40 33 260-275
    Size Height (cm) Weight (kg) Neck (cm) Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Hip (cm) Sleeve (cm) Inseam (cm)
    XS 168-183 59-66 36-37 91-97 76-81 91-97 79-81 80
    S 168-183 66-73 36-37 97-102 81-86 97-102 81-84 80
    M 168-183 73-79 38-39 102-107 86-91 102-107 84-86 81
    L 168-183 79-86 41-42 107-112 91-97 107-112 86-89 81
    XL 168-183 86-98 43-44 114-119 99-104 114-119 89-91 83
    2XL 168-183 98-104 46-47 122-127 107-112 122-127 91-94 83
    3XL 168-183 104-111 48-50 130-135 114-119 130-135 94-97 84
    4XL 168-183 111-118 51-52 137-142 122-127 137-142 97-99 84
    5XL 168-183 118-125 51-52 145-147 130-135 145-147 99-102 84

    How to Measure:

    Men's Measurement Guide
    NECK

    Measure around base of neckline, keeping one finger between your neck and the measuring tape.

    CHEST

    Measure around body with tape leveled on the fullest part of your chest.

    WAIST

    Measure around your waist with the tape leveled at the narrowest point of your torso.

    SLEEVE LENGTH

    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).

    HIP

    Stand with heels 2—3” apart. Keep the tape leveled and measure around the fullest part of your hips.

    INSEAM

    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.

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