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Eastman B3 Final Fit and mini review part 3

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Big7, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Big7

    Big7 One of the Regulars

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    Hey guys!
    I have finally finished my journey in getting a perfect b3.
    I got it in the size 44 from one of the local resellers , and that was odd fitting and felt big to me
    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/eastman-b3-fit-pics.95935/
    So, I have returned it and ordered 42 directly from Eastman, you can see pics and discussion here:
    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/another-eastman-b3-fit-and-questions-part-2.95986/
    This one was trimmer and felt better in the sleeves, and body length, but it was way to tight and uncomfortable in the shoulders. I was told that it would stretch, but I didn't want to take chances, and went back to 44, directly from Eastman.
    They were sold out, so I had to wait a bit until they have made one for me, after a bit of wait , it is finally here.
    I must say, I feel , that it is a good fit, no more discomfort in the elbows and the shoulders. It is a little long in the body, but other than that, it is not bad at all.
    Oddly enough this one fits much better , than the first one, much trimmer , same size 44, maybe the other one was tried on by several people and was stretched ( maybe I got fatter :) ), not sure, but over all I'm a happy camper.
    It is seriously one cool jacket. The level of the details, stitching , color, leathers grain, sheepskin , quality is really nice.
    Sheepskin is very soft and very warm. I just took it out for a test walk in the freezing weather, for 40 minutes, no layering up or anything. The only thing that was cold was my face.
    Horsehide trim is beyond awesome.
    If its correct size, it gives you nice, athletic look. It is not to heavy and comfortable with high arm holes.
    I took some pictures with zipped and unzipped jacket, and closeups of the jacket itself.
    Enjoy the pictures and thank you everyone who tried to help out with you advice and suggestions.
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  2. dannyk

    dannyk Practically Family

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    The colors on this one are super rich and saturated. The colors are really a thing of beauty!
     
  3. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I'm a huge fan of Eastman (their jackets, not their prices lol) the quality is great and this is a really nice fit on you, congrats!
     
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  4. sweetfights

    sweetfights One Too Many

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    Does not get better for winter style and warmth. Congrats!
     
  5. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Sweet jacket!!! I'm generally a 48 in Eastmans jackets..tried on a 48 B3 & looked like I was being attacked by a bear :) I'd love a B3 50 cal in a 46 (tried one on & it was perfection)..shame there's only a couple of weeks a year in SW England where it would be wearable. Enjoy your jacket in good health Sir!
     
  6. Looks great.
    Congrats
    HD
     
  7. Bfd70

    Bfd70 One Too Many

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    I think you found your winner. Agree that the color depth is really something else. I’d wear it and sleep outside in a lawn chair tonight just to get more time with it.
     
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  8. Big7

    Big7 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks guys. I’m just glad I didn’t settled for 42, it was clearly to small for my body frame
     
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  9. SimonR

    SimonR One of the Regulars

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    Stunning colours and great fit ... looks a perfect length and not too short (I'm after something similar but can't quite run to the price :) )
    Enjoy !!
     
  10. Cooperson

    Cooperson One Too Many

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    Great fit, nice colour too!
     
  11. dudewuttheheck

    dudewuttheheck One Too Many

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    That is a beautiful looking jacket and a great fit!
     
  12. bobm

    bobm A-List Customer

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    As already mentioned - colors and leather looks great. Regarding fit - agree if it is the correct size it's a flattering look. My Cockpit - size 44 fit me better when I was 25 lbs heavier. As for these jackets being super warm - absolutely incredibly so, but no need for your face to be cold - that's what that super high collar and straps are for.
     
  13. Big7

    Big7 One of the Regulars

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    I know , didn’t want to look like a dog in one of those neck brace collars while walking around neighborhood lol :)
    It is super warm though
     
  14. saucerfiend

    saucerfiend Practically Family

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    Wow! That really looks nice! Congratulations and enjoy it in good health!

    Brian
     
  15. Horseoak

    Horseoak Familiar Face

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    Great jacket and fit. Looks like the right amount of room for layering in cold weather. Tough looking leather and cool contrast colors.
     

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