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 bomber jacket mil-spec features that helped pilots secure their oxygen masks and headset wires during flight.
Male Model Information:
- Height: 6'0'
- Size: L
- Alpha's classic B-15 in a contemporary slim silhouette.
- Water Resistant
- Removable faux-mouton collar
- Alpha logo on zig-zag zipper extension
- MA-1 utility pocket on sleeve
- Signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag
- Sleeve shirring
- Oxygen tab on chest
- Two lower welt pockets
- Two interior welt pockets
- Knit rib cuffs and waistband
- Ottoman knit cuffs
- FIT: Slim
- LENGTH: Above Hip
- RECOMMENDED WEATHER: Intermediate Weather
- HERITAGE BODY REFERENCE: B-15 Slim Fit
- SHELL: 100% Flight Nylon
- LINING: 100% Nylon
- FILL: 100% Polyester
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.
Since 1959, Alpha Industries has distinguished itself as a maker of exceptional jackets and outerwear. Alpha first solidified its roots as a clothing contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense, producing N-3B parkas for the Air Force initially, and then expensing into additional silhouettes in the coming decades. Alpha is widely known for producing the MA-1 bomber jacket, now a timeless fashion staple. In addition, Alpha was the first producer of the iconic M-65 field coat, a contract that the company would hold for over 25 years. After decades of designing for all types of combat and weather conditions, Alpha Industries has set the standard of quality for jackets, parkas, field coats, and more — first worn by military service members and now loved by civilians. Each piece stays true to the Alpha Industries mission by offering a unique blend of function and heritage with innovation and style.