I recently purchased this jacket but I can not identify it. The tag says that it is a B9 but the specification number and stock number is for a B11. The jacket also looks like a B 11. I think that the tag might be a mistake but I just want to be sure.
I guess despite the label it’s more like a B-11. As I understand, B-9’s had the quilted lining and B-3’s the alpaca, but I don’t pretend to be an expert, just seen a few of these ‘original type ‘ jackets before.
I used to constantly get hung up over if the jacket or coat was an issued military item or not. I didn’t want anything that wasn’t military issued because I always though that the military had the “best stuff”. Then one day a friend reminded me that, most of the issued military gear, what ever it was , is made by the “lowest bidder “. That registered with me and now I wear what feels and looks good . Keep in mind that most of the Special Operations Services purchase their specialized gear from the civilian markets. So .....My point is.... if the jacket looks good, feels good, and works for you.....consider it a keeper.