JACKET - Flying Type B-10 E.L.C. Garment Co. 'BLONDE'

Standardised on July 22nd 1943, the B-10 was the first in a new generation of flight jackets that were to supersede those made of sheepskin.
The very first production run of this model was made without epaulettes and Army Air Forces shoulder decal, and this is the version that is represented here.

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B-10 ELC Blonde

Data sheet

SHELL
100% cotton in fine-weave polished twill
COLLAR
'BLONDE' sheepskin
LINING
Alpaca pile
LABEL
Shuttle loom woven E.L.C. Garments Co.
BUTTONS
Custom-made Urea
KNIT
Mil-spec 100% wool
ZIP
TALON
Note: Jackets that are personalised with insignia, or that are Time Worn® (where Time Worn® is optional), are non-returnable
£899.99
Garment 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

Standardised on July 22nd 1943, the B-10 was the first in a new generation of flight jackets that were to supersede those made of sheepskin.

The first production runs of this model were made without epaulettes or the Army Air Forces shoulder decal, and this is the version that is represented here.

Another differential in this offering is the collar colour. Traditionally B-10s were made with a ginger-coloured sheepskin collar, but a number of jackets were also made with a much paler, off-white shade as well that collectors often refer to as 'blonde collar' variant.

Made from a 100% fine cotton twill for the shell, they are lined with Alpaca pile which has incredible insulating qualities. Although various cloth weaves and specs can be found on originals, the most typical was the fine-weave polished twill. This was peculiar only to the B-10, and never used on the later B-15s – we have custom-made this exact fabric because we knew you'd appreciate it.

Available in sizes 36 – 48.