The Simmons Bilt ANJ-4 is an exceptional reproduction, using only the highest
quality raw materials, hand-made in Britain by one of the finest leather and sheepskin artisans in the country!
We boldly guarantee your complete satisfaction with this piece, crafted by one of the finest sheepskin artisans in Britain,
and boldy claim that any other brand of jacket would be a step-down from this.
Rather than a lengthy description, we invite our customers to take a good look at the photographs of this glorious jacket;
this saves you reading at least a thousand words!
About the ANJ-4 shearling sheepskin flying jacket
The Type ANJ-4 shearling sheepskin flying jacket was first introduced May 17th 1943, replacing the Type B-3 and was
only in service until 1944 being replaced by fabric pile-lined flight jackets.
As it was the last of the shearling flight jackets, therefore benefiting in design and construction from previous models, it
was outstanding although a very technical and labour intensive jacket to produce.
The Simmons Bilt ANJ-4 is an exceptional reproduction, using only the highest quality raw materials, hardware and built
by one of the top sheepskin artisans in the country.
Jacket illustrated is seal brown 25mm shearling sheepskin with Horween Warhawk vintage horsehide trim. Also available
in 15mm sheepskin.
Each jacket is hand-crafted by an artisan with over 20 years' experience in sheepskin flying jackets.
Please allow 2-3 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.
If ever your B-3 jacket needs attention, Lifestyle & Heritage Co will be happy to assist.
'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 available.
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
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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