MA-1 bomber jackets emerged as a strong trend for AW14 and their popularity hasn’t waned as we enter AW15. The owner of a big military surplus store recently told me that his company have been selling the same bomber jackets for 22 years and he has never experienced anything like the demand over the last 12 months.
But MA-1 jackets aren’t some flash in the pan. Like a nice parka, or a pea coat the bomber is a timeless and essential piece, that was crafted and honed for practicality. First made in the 1950s for the US Air Force, MA-1s were made as an intermediate weight flight jacket, using a high quality nylon shell and polyester filling. This is why true MA-1 jackets appear a little puffy.
A few companies have been certified manufacturers for the US Air Force, like Rothco and Dobbs but Alpha Industries are the largest and well known UK distributors of the classic flight jacket.
Like the real thing, our MA-1 bombers are made from a tough nylon shell and the fit is closely modelled on the alpha industries bombers. Shop our full collection here