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The Making Of A Classic

21st Apr

The MA-1 is arguably the most popular flight jacket of all time. An iconic garment.

Here’s the brief over view of it’s history.

The MA-1 Jacket is the classic U.S. Air Force Flight Jacket for over 50 years. First introduced back in the 50’s the MA-1 shape became the classic flight jacket of the jet age.

This jacket was designed for use in the cold weather climates (-5°C). And could be reversed to a high-visibility Orange, just in case of emergencies.

FACT: Chuck Yeager was wearing this jacket when he breaks the sound barrier.

The quality of the MA-1 jacket is second to none, with over 50 sewing operations in the manufacturing of every jacket. An example of this is the utility pocket; there are 8 sewing operations involved in its construction.

The jacket served its pilots well, the MA-1 became a sought-after garment. Alpha Industries, it’s main producer, began selling the jacket. The stylish jacket caught fire the youth and quickly became a part of pop culture. Thanks to people like Steve McQueen.

The 80s brought the jacket to a whole new generation, fashionistas. Also, with the emergence of hip-hop, the genre’s forerunners exploited the jacket for its bagginess for a puffy silhouette favoured among hip-hop heads at the time and largely to this day.

Today there are millions of people wearing variations of MA-1s daily. Just have a look at some of the products below.

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Combining authentic military inspired clothing with technically advanced active wear and outdoor gear, MA-1 offers a range of flight jackets, T-shirts, knitwear, denim, shirts, outerwear, footwear and accessories with a contemporary twist. Based on the original MA1 bomber jacket that is the celebrity jacket of choice, our urban active wear from Alpha Industries, MA1 and Luke Sport is for the fashion enthusiasts who thrive on the outdoors and pushing themselves without compromising on style or quality.