TYPE MA-1 SLENDER ORIG SPEC
€ 529.00 excl VAT
The MA-1 flight jacket is synonymous with the advent of the jet age, and was used in every theatre of operations throughout the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s
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 MA-1 is synonymous with the advent of the jet age, and was used in every theatre of operations throughout the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The model offered here is a slender version of this iconic model, giving a neat slimmer silhouette to the regular cut.
MATERIAL: 2/2 Heavy Nylon Twill Government spec
COLOR: Sage Green (1)
INTER LINING: 58% Wool 42% Cotton Pile ZIP: CROWN Aluminium Spring Puller Automatic Lock
OUTER POCKET: Wool 36% Nylon 64% Double Face Brushed
PRESS STUDS: U.S. Mil spec. Black Oxidized LABEL:Buzz Rickson’s Mfg Co.
Made in Japan
The MA-1 bomber jacket (also known as the MA-1 flight jacket) is an American military jacket which was first developed in 1958
The MA-1 and its predecessor, the B-15 flight jacket, were originally developed and needed at that time because the emergence of the Jet Age created new requirements for pilot performance, safety, and comfort.
Steve McQueen wore one in his final film performance, The Hunter (1980).
The Slender model of this original spec has been changed to a stylish design with a slightly tight silhouette and armholes etc. being arranged finely, rather than Buzz Rickson’s standard MA-1.
Tight fit, the Japanese producer has mostly kept the original sizing specifications and also tried to reproduce it as close as possible to the original.
We discovered this cult brand in consultation with Liam Morrison Phillips.