Shangri-La - “Aviatore” B-3 Seal Shearling Jacket - Brown
Early on, we were the only brand carrying leathers from Shangri-La in America. Since then, they've been very good at growing their brand slowly in America and we're now one of a very few with a selection in their leather goods. These guys trust us to represent the brand in America and we appreciate them thoroughly for that. This B-3 was an instant "yes" when we saw it on the line sheets. Compared to ones we've seen and touched in the past, this one blows them out of the water. The shearling sheepskin is absolutely luxurious and feels like a blanket on the body. This will be your warmest and most stylish jacket. Most of the time B-3's are built to spec, meaning they are usually huge on everyone. It's nice to see one that is more tailored. There is also something that always gets us about leather jackets Made in Italy. It just feels right.
Inspired by early 40s type B-3 Flight jackets from the Second World War and revisited with a unique Italian touch, the “Aviatore” B-3 Shearling Jacket represents an authentic garment made of Italian Shearling Sheepskin reinforced with leather trimmings in vegetable-tanned Lambskin from Tuscany (Italy). The Shearling Sheepskin is the perfect natural insulator for cold weather. The soft sheep wool encases your body, ensuring maximum body warmth retention and at the same time wicking away excess moisture when the body generates it.
These are typically built-to-order, so we may be one of the only options for getting this jacket right now! Every Jacket comes in a high-quality 100% organic natural cotton Bag, laced with Havana rope and with screen printed logo.
- Fit: tailored fit
- Weight: mid-weight (lots of reviews have people referring to it as light because most b-3's are like wearing a backpack for your whole body)
- Sheepskin: Real Merino Shearling from Tuscany (Italy)
- Leather trimmings: vegetable tanned, drum dyed, full-grain Lambskin from Tuscany (Italy)
- Seam overlays for extra protection
- Single “Map” front Pocket in Lambskin from Tuscany (Italy)
- Single zipper front Pocket
- Zippers: antique brass with engraved markings
- Tab-adjustable waist
- Jacquard labels
- Breathable, Windproof and Waterproof
- Hand Made in Italy
- Designed and tested in Bergamo, Northern Italian Alps
Fit Notes: Shop owner Tommy is wearing a size medium in the pictures. This piece, in comparison to the "Café" is a little bit less tailored (though still tailored.) The arms have a bit more width and the body is built with more room, but it's quite a bit longer than the "chiodo" (the stripe shirt Tommy is wearing underneath is a large, and he usually wears mediums in a tee for length reference). You can easily layer under this piece whether you choose to stick with your true size or size up one. Tommy is 5'10", 162lbs with a 40" chest.