Trophy Clothing – B-9 TR.mfg. Coat
First produced by the U.S. MIlitary in the 1940s during WWII and put into action by the USAAF who designated it as a flight jacket for pilots operating at high altitudes. It was one of the first jackets to use a down lining, an option only explored due to a shortage of leather being available at the time.
After the war, the B-9 was quickly adopted as a civilian garment, with many of them surviving the war and offering a wide breadth of versatility thanks to their utilitarian and hardwearing design.
Trophy Clothing introduce their rendition of the B-9 this season, producing a vintage jacket constructed using both traditional and modern techniques and fabrics. The outer shell is made from Ventile cotton, a fabric developed for the British Air Force during WWII. The charm of Ventile is that it’s woven under high tension, making it extremely water repellent and windproof.
The down lining is provided courtesy of Japan’s old down manufacturers, Kawada Feather Co. who have been producing some of the cleanest and greenest down since 1891 and are solely dedicated to working with feathers. Their down is incredibly lightweight but when housed correctly offers exceptional heat-retaining qualities.
The jacket is finished with the usual array of high-quality detailing that we have come to expect from Trophy Clothing, including a brass Waldes heavy duty zip, thick cotton ribbed cuffs, branded buttons, fleece lined pockets, fleece-lined hood, and neck strap.
N.B: Dimensions are displayed in inches.
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