This is the legendary WWII sheepskin flying jacket used by the USAAF. And, your
chance to own a completely unique, one-of-a-kind bomber jacket, custom-made for you.
The Type B-6 bomber jacket was introduced in 1939 and classed as an intermediate, it was an alternative to the Type B-3
which was a more bulky sheepskin flying jacket which caused issue in terms of movement especially in the confines of a
Originals are very rare and ones produced from Redskin are particularly difficult to come by.
North American 15mm sheepskin (Redskin & Seal brown available)
Zip waist adjusters
Snap stud fasten cuffs
Bi swing back
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
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
Repair Guarantee: We provide full after-sales assistance on all of our Simmons-Bilt jackets, including
adjustment as necessary. Sensible repairs can be carried out throughout ownership.
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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