THIS ITEM WILL ONLY BE LISTED ONCE. ACT NOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED. Up for sale is an authentic Buzz Rickson B-2 bomber jacket.Derived from full length leather flight suits of the 1920s, the rare B-2 was procured for only two years by the AAC before replacement by the famed B-3. Doubtless the reasons were warmth, labor intensity and cost. The all-sheepskin B-3 was warmer, easier and cheaper to make. The B-2 hearkens back to the open cockpit age. Closed cockpits and increased altitude required warmer gear.
Significant areas of the B-2 are double-stitched, with the zippered, complex zippered sleeves requiring extreme skill and time. Interestingly the famous, later RAF IRVIN shares a lot of features with the B-2, substituting Sheepskin for the Horsehide construction of the latter. Note too the affinity between the B-2 and subsequent motorcycle jacket designs. Let me say that I honestly love this jacket and I was reluctant to even list it. It is made of Italian horsehide by Buzz Rickson in Japan.I love Buzz Rickson products because of their awesome quality and historical accuracy. This jacket is worth every penny, really. This is a complex handmade item. The horsehide is a beautiful brown/cognac color.
Literally every time I wear this jacket I get a compliment from a stranger. You could easily wear this jacket for the rest of your life and not see another one in the wild. The horsehide is thick but not too stiff. This is a great jacket for any motorcycle enthusiast.The collar is genuine shearling and is very high quality. The lining is real wool. There is wool lining all the way down the sleeves. I have comfortably worn this jacket down to about 25 degrees without layering underneath.
One of the best features of this jacket is the cuffs. You don't have the sheepskin of the B-3 sticking out which makes the B-2 look much cleaner. The zipper is an authentic replica of the original hookless zipper that would have appeared on this jacket. Consider this chance to own a gently used Buzz Rickson B-2 jacket for well below retail. The jacket is a size 40.Shoulder to shoulder: 19.5 inches. Armpit to armpit: 22 inches.
If you have any questions, please send me a message! The item "Buzz Rickson B-2 Jacket Horsehide Bomber Motorcycle" is in sale since Tuesday, July 04, 2017.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men's Clothing\Coats & Jackets". The seller is "gripfix17" and is located in Arlington, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.