Introducing a flagship of our sheepskin collection, this is the legendary Simmons-
Bilt B-7 Sheepskin Parka, military-inspired, and the most subtantial jacket in our collection.
As much as the investment of care and craftsmanship which goes into this coat, this is truly an investment piece if ever
there was one.
This Parka was only ever made for one year, in 1942, due to its extremely high production costs and was issued by the
US Army Air Forces to protect their crew from the cold at high altitude. We recreate this rare sheepskin Parka using 15mm
North American seal brown sheepskin and coyote fur trim on the hood. Finished with authentic Talon zippers, horn
buttons and traditional key hole button holes.
As with all Simmons-Bilt jackets, the detail is outstanding, and once again our sheepskin specialists, who have got to be
the best in the country, have re-created another classic to keep you warm in the harshest of conditions.
We are pleased to provide an exact, perfect fit on your jacket at no extra charge.
Each jacket is hand-crafted by an artisan with over 20 years' experience in sheepskin flying jackets.
Off-the peg garments are available, but If you e-mail us your measurements, you can have the jacket tailored. Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery of your tailor-made jacket.
Upon receipt of your order, we will email you a size chart to complete so that the jacket can be made for the perfect fit.
Sizing is easy-to-provide, so don't worry.
If ever your Donkey jacket needs attention, Lifestyle & Heritage Co will be happy to assist.
If the pride of owning a unique piece is important to you, we would recommend a Simmons-Bilt jacket to anyone looking to invest in high-quality authentic leathers that will undoubtedly last a lifetime.
'Hand-made in Selkirk' is the tagline of this established leather jacket creator. Labour-intensive, each jacket is hand-
made in Selkirk. The company specialises in re-creating classic jackets from bygone eras, using the very finest materials
Originally established in California in the early 1900's, Simmons Bilt created some iconic leather jackets that today are
very rare to find.
The newly branded Simmons Bilt Clothing Company, now established in Scotland, combines the spirit of heritage and
authenticity using traditional craftsmanship, a tip of the hat to the artisans of old.
Simmons-Bilt selects only the highest quality hides available, looking for authenticity, durability, strength, unique
characteristics, leather that will achieve a rich patina with age and mould to the wearers shape over time. They prefer
leathers that have been created in tanneries that have history, traditions and craftsmanship that have been handed down
over generations, we usually find these tanneries tend to produce a far superior leather product, exceptional high quality
and full of character.
We provide after-sales assistance on all of our Simmons-Bilt jackets, including adjustment as necessary.
All of our garments are hand-made from scratch. Typically we are able to send out garments within two weeks from ordering. We will ensure the perfect fit is achieved by asking just a few straightforward questions.
You do not need to be an expert tailor to order!
After-sales: We provide after-sales assistance on all of our Simmons-Bilt jackets, including adjustment as necessary.
Returns Information: We will accept a return of a custom jacket if it is shown to have a defect, (natural characteristics in the leather are not classed as defects), there has been a production error or there is an unacceptable margin between the measurements provided against the finished garment measurements.
Custom jackets will incur an extra charge for pattern work, additional raw material and labour costs.
Price will be quoted prior to production.
Question. What is considered a custom jacket?
Answer. Anything that is not standard Simmons Bilt. This includes:
Change of standard measurements eg. body length, sleeve length.
Change of pocket configuration.
Non standard linings, zippers and buckles
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