This is a vintage B-9 US Army Air Force style civilian cold weather parka, fully quilt lined with an alpaca lined hood, and real mouton fur trim to the hood and throat tab fastening. The Talon front zipper dates this to circa 1950s.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition with general heavy signs of wear, abrasion, and discolouration/marks throughout, with some white paint marks. There are holes to the cuff ends and inner arm seams, some of the internal quilt stitching has come away in parts but it is still sound, and there are two pull lines on the fabric to the front of the jacket but again not overly noticeable as they are tonal. Some of the fur pile has worn away on the throat tab and is a little loose from age, and the back neck label has split and is loose. If you are looking for a well worn vintage B-9 with bags of character then this is the one for you.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear and will not smell like new, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
COLOUR: Sage Green
SIZE: The size has faded and this fits like M / L (UK Sizing) with a generous 49in full external chest and the overall fit/ arm length - but it depends how loose you like to wear (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: Cotton Sateen Shell; Nylon Quilted Lining; Real Fur Lined Hood
- Talon aluminum front zipper
- Alpaca wool lined popper detachable hood
- Real fur hood trim
- Button throat tab with mouton patch
- Hand warmer pockets with brushed cotton
- 2 front lower flap pockets
- Rib storm cuffs
- Inner elasticated rear waist
- Body and sleeves quilted and wadded
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 24.5in (62cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 24in (61cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 20in (51cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 30.5in (77.5cm)