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Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Monitor, Jan 15, 2020.
...is the most impressive jacket I've ever handled in my entire life.
I have nothing more to add.
That's nice, is that yours to handle forever? Or was it a single handling session?
What is the deal with the collar snaps? I don't think i have seen that before.
Toys McCoy B-3 has a smaller collar than the other repros. It is a normal collar size like that on a normal coat as opposed to the extra wide collar on military shearling jackets. So the snaps make the collar look quite smart if you bend the collar and get it stand like some would do on A-2s. They may have found a modified original and based on that one or they simply tweaked the design.
My fd bought one when we went to Tokyo in 2018. He found the RM B-3 with the big collar too much and picked the Toys in stead.
Lol definitely not mine. It's like the One Ring, such a jacket would be too much of a burden for me. Plus I don't have $4K. But if anyone can get their hands on one of these... You're done. Furry Grail piece if there ever one existed. Those throat straps must be 7-8 oz. And don't get me started about the shearling.
They're normal on a B-3, all mine have them.
It does look good, I wonder if it's not too warm for here
Other than the collar, is there many other differences between the Toys and the RMNZ B3?
Well you learn something new everyday, i had no idea.
I like that they rivet the snap to a piece of leather that is then sewn on.
$2,800 on Amazon.
The snaps are found on all genuine B-3's produced beginning in 1938 and any repro B-3 endeavoring for authenticity.
that's a pair of waistbelt on the neck. if you don't secure them properly a slap of that to the face might knock you out instantly
That is one stunning jacket. I wish I needed a shearling jacket
Wish it was cold enough in the UK to warrant buying a B-3, wetsuit would be more appropriate at the moment
I am curious about the back... is it one piece or 3? I have a LW B-3 with one piece that after 20 years of use is still stiff as a board lol! I swear it must be bulletproof the collar appears to be twice the width of the McCoy’s. The straps appear equivalent. It is a 44 and even with a bulky sweater, large. My Perry mixed batch from Eastman is a size 42 and fits my now scrawny frame quite well. The collar seems equivalent although the straps are thinner. I have found the Japanese repro stuff from McCoy to be of impeccable quality...
toys mccoy doing amazing stuff, i tried a-2 once, well probably details are not really period correct, but quality was superb, i'd say i liked it more than RM.
Toys has its ups and downs. I have seen a few made in China items. I won't say the MIC items are of very poor quality (still better than RRL).
My toys McCoy surveyor boots fell apart after 2 years of light wear
Seriously thinking about buying one. I think the skins are merino's from the Colomer tannery, they look fabulous. This season they are very dark yellow.