Type B-15 :: Rough Wear® Contract 6338AF

JACKET - Flying Type B-15 Rough Wear® Contract 6338AF

SHELL
EndZone Twill
LINING
Alpaca pile
LABEL
Woven, Rough Wear Clothing Co
PRESS STUDS
Mil-spec large ring
KNIT
Mil-spec 100% wool
ZIP
Eastman wartime spec
ROUGH WEAR
Is a registered trademark of Eastman Leather Clothing Ltd.

As early as 1942, the Materiel Division of the US Army Air Forces had been seeking an alternative material to Sheepskin for producing flight suits. Standardised on the 7th April 1944 the B-15 was the second in a new generation of cloth-shell, alpaca-lined garments.

However, a very limited number of B-15's had their shell made from a unique cloth constructed of a cotton/rayon mix.

In May of 1942 a company by the name of Hirsch-Werner Inc contacted the Army Air Corp offering a new, specially developed cloth, they called: 'EndZone Twill'. It had been utilized in the manufacture of football pants, because of its extreme durability and strength. Consequently, it was first used on the B-10 flight jacket, as trim for the underarm gussets and pocket linings.

The Rough Wear® Clothing Co, along with a few other manufacturers, received contracts for B-15's made entirely of EndZone Twill. It is not known why only a few contracts were issued with this spec, but most probably it was due to the relatively high cost of the fabric, that prevented greater use of it.

As previously mentioned, EndZone Twill is constructed from cotton and rayon mix - 100% cotton in the warp, and 100% rayon in the weft, giving the fabric a unique appearance of being shiny one side, and dull on the other. This is an extremely dense cloth which looks, feels and wears magnificently.

Our offering is a fabulous reproduction of the Rough Wear® B-15 - contract 6338AF - made from the famous EndZone Twill. At tremendous cost, and long period of development, we have had this amazing cloth custom-made exclusively for this product.

Available in sizes 36 - 50.

£499.99

NOTE: Jackets that are personalised with insignia, or that are Time Worn® (where Time Worn® is optional), are non-returnable

USAAF Insignia

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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.

(+£18.00)
+ Sample Lining Stencil
(+£25.00)
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

Gloves

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

Hats

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
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