Opinion needed on B-6 jackets - makers? trim?

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by Griffon_301, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Griffon_301

    Griffon_301 New Member

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    Hi Guys!

    I just wanted to ask here (as I think there must be someone owning this type of jacket here) what you consider to be the "better" repro B-6... Aero Leather or Eastman?
    I discovered a nice Aero B-6 in Redskin for a good price and I am tempted, but I also do not know how Redskin would look like compared to the "standard" Seal Trim I know from my own B-3;
    would you guys prefer Redskin over Seal or should I keep my money and get a Seal trim B-6 instead?

    it would be great if anyone who owns a B-6 could give an honest short opinion about the jacket - I have never seen one in real on a person yet, so maybe a picture of the jacket while worn would be helpful too :)

    thanks in advance for any answers and cheers from Vienna
    phil
     
  2. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    An Eastman is going to have a more authentic look across the board but a very good deal on an Aero might be worth as they are nice jackets as well.
     
  3. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    I’m not a B-6 fan myself, I don’t get on with the back. However I would go for an Eastman redskin over an Aero. The Aero will by no means be a bad jacket, but I prefer the fleece and the look of the collar on the ELC. Particularly with the B-6, I would go for the redskin because I don’t like the contrast between the russet epaulettes and trim and the rest of the jacket with the seal. I have also seen an ELC redskin B-6 in the flesh, and although it wasn’t to my taste it did look good-plus somebody recently posted pics of a well-worn ELC redskin looking amazing. I do believe the ELC redskin has a Roughwear contract number that didn’t exist-ie. Roughwear never actually made any redskin B-3’s. This may or may not bother you. BTW, you might want to post something about yourself in the bio section-some of the guys here have a thing about that with new arrivals.
     
  4. Mickey.was.a.rat

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    Here is a picture of my Eastman B-6. It's a very easy to wear jacket, IMHO more confortable than a B-3 and the pockets are more than welcome. It's obviously not as warm as a an irvin or B-3 as the fleece depth is only of 1/4 inch.
     

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  5. Griffon_301

    Griffon_301 New Member

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    Hi guys! Thanks for the replies...that's what i was looking for :)
    So i will go for an ELC then. The Aeroleather would go for a sweet asking price but I have grown into an Eastman fan over the last 4 jackets I bought from them so your opinions in addition to my.own preference decided the matter

    Great picture of your B-6 btw. An easily not too warm sheerling jacket is what I want so the B-6 fits the bill. For cold weather nothing beats the Irvin anyways...(except an ANJ-4 maybe)

    Mikey, I have introduced myself.alreaey coincidentally, only pictures are missing yet, I have to ask my missus to take some...
    http://vintageleatherjackets.org/threads/good-evening-from-vienna-austria.20338/
     
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  6. MikeyB-17

    MikeyB-17 Well-Known Member

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    So you did. Sorry, didn’t notice that. Good luck with your B-6.
     
  7. Griffon_301

    Griffon_301 New Member

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    Thank you very much Mikey...well as it is going to be ELC the purchase will have to wait till summer and a visit to Flying Legends to pick the jacket up personally :) meanwhile the B-15 will take care of keeping me warm innthe warmer weather of which we have more than enough currently and unfortunately...
     
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  9. Dubpynchon

    Dubpynchon Active Member

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    Nice sweater as well.
     
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  10. Mickey.was.a.rat

    Mickey.was.a.rat Member

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    Thanks !
     
  11. s4rmark

    s4rmark Active Member

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    DAA91659-805A-4A7A-8C91-E9B44941A803.jpeg 23BD5304-1EA7-4EB6-BFD0-AE12E23F13C3.jpeg Hi , griffon . Just to help you decide, a couple of pictures of my Eastman B-6.
     
  12. Griffon_301

    Griffon_301 New Member

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    Wow, that B-6 looks stunning! I just bit the bullet a few hours ago and went for the Aeroleather redskin B-6 for reasons, I have posted in another thread :)
    as soon as I have it, I will post some pictures of it...

    thanks to all of you guys for giving advice and posting pictures, you were a great help :)
     

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