Time to get militant in your fight with the elements. If it’s a hardy, go anywhere, do anything, super on-trend torso toasting coat that you’re after this season, look no further than these three characters: MA1.
First produced in the mid-1950s by the US Air Force, the MA-1 flight jacket has been a staple weather-beating option for more than half a century, but with anything even remotely military-related being insanely in vogue right now, it’s a real golden boy this year. And you’ll want to get a piece of the action when you see what we’ve put together for you – 13 of the best MA-1 flight jackets that money can buy right now.
Fancy keeping things authentically 1950s? You’re going to want to drop your dollar on one that boasts a bright orange lining (put in place for maximum visibility during a pilot rescue mission); a woolen collar (ideal for battling the 14-50 degree Fahrenheit temperatures it was designed to withstand); and more pockets than a pair of Ray Mears’ trousers. Something exactly like the sage green Injector jacket from Alpha Industries, which we’ve detailed below along with other classics like Next’s Borg bomber. Or, if it’s a more modern and streamlined silhouette you fancy, check out Pretty Green’s Fernwood and Neighbourhood’s MA1 Shell. Spy the lot and more by scrolling down now, and let this military top-gun bring down the bogey that is winter.
Scotch and Soda
£299.95, forthcoming on scotch-soda.com
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Schott NYC Black MA1
£140, buy on schottnyc.com
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Pretty Green Fernwood
£145, buy on prettygreen.com
G-Star Rackham Forest Green
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Neighbourhood MA-1 Shell
£485, buy on mrporter.com
£195, buy on carhartt-wip.com
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£65, buy on next.co.uk
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Moncler Zip Through
£19, buy on primark.co.uk
Alpha Industries Sage Green Injector III
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Gary Kingsnorth was the fashion editor for Coach as well as Men’s Fitness.