New B3 Jacket, but which one?

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by riopaulf, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Art

    Art Well-Known Member

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    AA4BBD26-E60F-47DA-9ECB-82B3A0E66E9E.jpeg The bi swing is the pleated area at the back it allows movement and results in a slitghtly tailored in jacket in my case ,the d1 is just plain at the back
     
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  2. Grant

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    Stanier, sweet looking D-1! How long have you had it?
     
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  3. riopaulf

    riopaulf Member

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    Damn it! It’s all so confusing. I love them all. Looking again at the B-3 and the USAAF version at the Aero site. Really gorgeous. Is the co figuration Redskin with accents of seal brown?[​IMG]


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  4. Dover

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    Don't have an Aero B-6. But here's my Roughwear (ELC) B-6 in redskin. As others have said the B-6 and D-1 are comfortable enough
    to wear all day long. Warm enough for almost all winter weather here in the Smoky Mountains. DSC_2937.jpg
     
  5. s4rmark

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    Great fitting B-6, the sun really accentuates the redskin. Very nice.
     
  6. stanier

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    Thanks Grant! I’be had it 10 or so years. I got it from the ELC tent at Flying Legends I think in 2007. It’s got Crown zips on; I think now ELC use Kwiks. The “paint” or whatever it is they use to make the outer surface brown is just a little worn on the underside of the cuffs, and there’s a couple of worn spots on the edge of the fleece with more than a bit of LVC indigo dye round the waist area, but other than that as good and warm as the day I got it!
     
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  7. stanier

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    I love those Aero B-3’s. The only thing to my eye, is that the horse arm panels seem very straight edge and triangular shaped compared to other makers, but that could well be my eyes! The fleece and surface looks incredible though, much better than ELC. I’d love to see some detail pics and understand the horse arm panels better.
     
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  8. Dover

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    Thanks for the kind words Mark.
     
  9. Carl

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    What size is it Chris ?
     
  10. riopaulf

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    Here’s another image that may help...[​IMG]


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  11. Steve27752

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    To be honest, for a wearable winter jacket I would go with a B-6 or D-1. In my opinion B-3's are too big for every day use.
     
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  12. riopaulf

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    Is either the D1 or B6 fur lined throughout, Steve?


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  13. D97x7

    D97x7 Well-Known Member

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    As much as I love mine, you're right, they do take some dedication to wear. Something which I personally seem to like.
     
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  14. riopaulf

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    Thanks Stanier, does the D1 or B6 have fleece running throughout the jacket or is it just where I can see on the pictures - the neck area, cuffs, and bottom of jacket? Cheers :)


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  15. Steve27752

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    Yes, both are fully lined and in my opinion more practical.
     
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  16. stanier

    stanier Well-Known Member

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    Mine is a medium Carl.
     
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  17. SimonR

    SimonR New Member

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    Some great info shared here - helping me also :)
     
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  18. stanier

    stanier Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know if there’s a review of the current Aero B-3 anywhere here?
     
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  19. Ken at Aero Leather

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  20. stanier

    stanier Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ken. I was looking for one with maybe more detail pics and comments, like label, strap thickness and comparison to an original Aero B-3.

    I’m really taken with all the recent Aero B-3’s I’ve seen and at the price feel an excellent deal. I’m also taken with the Aero D-1 redskin - beautiful jacket, and then I saw a comment somewhere that it wasn’t that accurate but without substantiation, which is annoying...

    For UK /EU buyers they have to be the best value sheepskins bar none.
     
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