Eastman B-3 :: Seal or Russet Brown facings

JACKET - Flying Type B-3 Eastman Seal or Russet Brown facings

North American sheepskin
USAAF mil-spec
USAAF mil-spec matt black
Woven USAAF spec
Crown® - an Eastman trademarked authentic brand

Standardised as the 'Type B-3' on May 8th 1934, its design was principally inspired by the British 'Irvin' flying jacket, which had been put into service with the RAF a couple of years earlier. It would be the standard issue 'Heavy Zone' flight jacket for the next 10 years.

It went through a number of subtle spec changes during its period of service, the most noticeable being the colour of the outer finish. By late '42 the shade had been changed for the final time to dark 'Seal Brown'. This ensured improved serviceability, and lent the garment a more uniform appearance.

Original examples are highly sought after collector items today; more than 70 years from its conception the B-3 is still in high demand. Its hip length 'boxy' design made it popular not only with the aircrews of WWII, but also the trendy civilian after the war - without doubt a design classic.

We have been producing this famous style for more than 25 years, and we feel sure our model is the most authentic available. A characteristic of the wartime jackets is that they have a rugged, broken grain character; using traditional treatments and hand-dye techniques we have recreated this material to an incredible authentic standard.

The sheepskin material itself is of North American origin. There are many breeds of sheep throughout the world, each having their own wool characteristic, so it is essential that the pelts used are derived from the correct breed to ensure complete authenticity. This soft sheepskin encases the body, ensuring maximum body warmth retention.

There is a choice of 2 shades of brown for the horsehide facings on this model: Seal or Russet. By going to the link at the top of this page you will be able to view the full picture gallery of this product and see the two shades illustrated.

Available in sizes: 36 - 48.


NOTE: Jackets that are personalised with insignia, or that are time-worn (where time-worn is optional), are non-returnable

USAAF Insignia

USAAF Name Tag Example

Please be aware this is only a representation of the final product. If any insignia is added to the product the jacket is non returnable.

Close Insignia

Customer Size Guide

Jackets and Tops

Measure your chest over a T-shirt; it is helpful to get someone to do this for you. Do not inflate your lungs, just relax and stand with your arms out. The tape measure should be run around your chest right up under your arms and held snug, but not tight - this is your chest measurement.

Measure your chest The Size you
should order
in cm
34-36 86-91 36 XS
36-38 91-96 38 S
38-40 96-101 40 M
40-42 101-106 42 M
42-44 106-111 44 L
44-46 111-116 46 L
46-48 116-121 48 XL


Measure the circumference of your hand around your 4 knuckles (obviously do not include your thumb). Correlate this measurement with size chart below to assess your glove size.

Measure of your knuckles The Size you
should order
in cm
7 - 8 18 - 20 XS
8 - 9 20 - 23 S
9 - 10 23 - 25 M
10 - 11 25 - 28 L
11 - 12 28 - 30 XL


Measure the circumference of your head.

Measure of your head The Size you
should order
in cm
21½ - 22 54 - 55.5 XS
22 - 22½ 55.5 - 57 S
22½ - 23 57 - 58.5 M
23 - 23½ 58.5 - 60 L
23½ - 24 60 - 61.5 XL
Close Size Information
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