Just like to owner of Pike Brothers, we too have a weak spot for U.S. Air Force flight jackets. They seem to have a timeless aura of almost boyish daredevil appeal mixed with style of an era gone by but which still evokes the get-up-and-go esprit de corps of the 'great generation' today. As we are used from Pike Brothers they have gone to great lengths to make this jacket as close as possible to the original without breaking the bank. This U.S. Army Air Force B-10 intermediate flight jacket was initially introduced as a replacement for the earlier leather flight jackets like the famous leather A-2s or much heavier sheepskin lined B-3s. Highly favored due to its sharp appearance and higher comfort it was not only worn by fighter aces of the U.S. Army Air Forces, but also by other branches of the U.S. Forces as well. After the war these jackets were used for all kinds of activities and were worn down, which explains their rareness today.
Outer shell made of satin cloth, 100% cotton
Woven 100% wool lining
Genuine plush mouton fur collar
Circular knit cuffs and waistband
Authentic size- and manufacturer-label
Original 1940s Talon zipper with "left opening"
Made in Turkey
Pike Brothers was founded in 1930 by brother George and Joseph Pike. Their small yet high-quality clothing store was located in the famous Portobello Road, Notting Hill, in the heart of London. Custom clothing for men was their specialty. During the Second World War they produced uniforms for American military forces. This was the time when American soldiers came over to England. Pike Brothers managed to combine the best materials with European craftsmanship and create the unmistakable clothing you see today. They simply struck a brilliant balance between American workwear and European expertise. A legacy that defines Pike Brothers to this very day.
Pike Brothers distinguishes itself by respecting and celebrating the original functionality of its clothing instead of simply aiming for superficial succes. All clothing is made in Europe and produced the old-fashioned way. Pure craftsmanship and the best materials add up to this stylish and timeless clothing. Pike Brothers is that perfect combination of style and functionality.