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JACKET - Flying Type B-3 Werber Sportswear Co. Contract 42-21693P

Contracted to the Werber Sportswear Co. of Newburgh New York on the 21st February 1942, this was the 3rd of several contracts awarded to them.

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Data sheet

MATERIAL
North American Sheepskin
HIDE TRIM
100% veg tanned WarHorse® - Horsehide leather in Havana brown
STRAPS
100% veg tanned belting hide in correct colour and finish
BUCKLES
Custom-made to exact detail with dull nickel plate finish
THREAD
Premium quality 3-ply 100% cotton in correct Olive Drab shade
PRESS STUDS
Correct mil-spec large ring type
ZIP
Authentic Talon M-42
LABEL
Perfect reproduction of the original maker; Werber Sportswear, contract 42-21693-P
Note: Jackets that are personalised with insignia, or that are Time Worn® (where Time Worn® is optional), are non-returnable
£1,199.99
Jacket Size

Name Tag
( + £24.99)

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

Description

Contracted to the Werber Sportswear Co. of Newburgh New York on the 21st February 1942, this was the 3rd of several contracts awarded to them.

Werber were one of the most favoured companies by the US Governement for supplying flight clothing during the 30s and 40s, and they would have surely produced a lot more if it hadn’t been for an unfortunate arson attack (allegedly by a rival manufacturer) on their factory which put them out of action for a considerable time.

This was the very same model of B-3 that was worn and favoured by General George Patton, which he became famous for wearing during the Battle of the Bulge campaign.

Their jackets are always easily identifiable as they had a distinctive ‘house style’ to their interpretation of the specs.

On this contract for example, the horizontal seam across the back panel is particularly high - higher than can be seen on any other manufacturer of this style.

We offer this exact recreation with all the subtle house-style details that it should have: Russet facings and trim, high-back cross seam, stitch style, OD thread and of course an authentic exact recreation of the Werber Sportswear nomenclature label.

Available in sizes 36 - 48