FLYER’S COLD WEATHER CIVILIAN MODEL JACKET
€ 409.00 excl VAT
Buzz Rikson’s jacket FLYER’S COLD WEATHER civilian model version BR14961.
Buzz Rickson’s was established in 1993 in Japan. The company produces exact reproductions of vintage US army and air force clothing. An immense amount of research into the context of the clothing is done for each individual garment.
The US military devised a tactic to use helicopters in the Vietnam War to send large amounts of troops directly to the front lines. In the jungle of Vietnam, helicopters that can move freely to destinations on roads and wetlands, rather than trucks and armored vehicles, were very useful in various situations such as transporting troops, transporting injured soldiers, and attacking from the air. .. During such times, the so-called helicopter crew jacket worn by helicopter crew was adopted. When the Vietnam War broke out, various munitions and supplies were sent from the continental United States to Vietnam. Although strict mil-specs usually exist in military equipment, they tended to be relaxed to some extent during the war and left to the field.
At the time of the Vietnam War, it was possible to tailor custom-made jackets locally at a very low price, so it was popular for soldiers to make special orders using locally procured materials or materials delivered from their home countries. The material used for this jacket is cotton poplin, which was successful in the jungle fatig, which is lightweight and dries quickly, considering the tropical climate at that time.
MATERIAL: Cotton Poplin
INTER LINING: Insulation Polyester Pile
FASTNER: Mil Specs Brass Oxidised Black
LABLE: Buzz Rikson Mfg. Co.
Made in Japan
We discovered this cult brand in consultation with Liam Morrison Phillips.