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Green MA1 mens bomber jacket




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The classic Fifties bomber is brought bang up to date in a slim-fit shape with modern details

When US Air Force pilots of the late 1940s discovered that any water in their jackets’ fleece linings froze at the higher altitudes their modern planes would fly, a new breed of bomber was in order. Enter the MA1 flight jacket, the lightweight alternative worn by Steve McQueen in 1980 film The Hunter then made truly iconic by Top Gun. Our version takes all the best bits from the Fifties original, such as the neat elasticated collar, chunky metal zip and signature sleeve pocket, and brings them into a style that’s rapidly turning into a cult contemporary classic. The slim-fit shape and paler-than-the-original green are both thoroughly modern, as is the water-resistant fabric, something the airmen who wore the original would surely have appreciated.
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“Packed with HERITAGE, it’s a
modern spin on a Fifties classic”