World War II US 14th Air Force pilot B15 flight jacket.
The B15 jacket, the B10 jacket and the B15A jacket belong to the cloth jackets produced by the Army Aviation at the end of World War II to replace the A2 leather flight jacket. The A2 jacket has been installed since the 1930s and has been loved by all arms of the US military. However, because leather is a strategic material in war, whether it is horse hide, cowhide, or sheepskin. Especially as the war continued to deepen, the consumption of leather was huge, resulting in a shortage of leather flight suits, so the military decided to replace it in 1943. After several generations of improvements, it gradually evolved into B15. B15 was not very popular in the US military during World War II, but it was during the Korean War that B15 became widely known. Marilyn Monroe wore a B15 jacket when she went to the front line to work in the army. This really made the B15 jacket a fire, and the US military at that time was proud to wear B15.
The B-15 quilted flight jacket has very high technical requirements and is extremely complicated. It takes longer than other jackets. The whole body of the garment is customized, including zipper customization, thread customization, fur collar customization, and even the zipper leather. All need to be customized. The fur collar is a detachable collar, and it is made of wool, so there will be a little smell of wool, which is not artificial wool in the market. The outer fabric is highly waterproof nylon fabric, and the inner wool interlayer makes it so stiff and warm when worn.