This easygoing piece of outerwear might be the perfect jacket. Simple enough to pull on for cool autumn days or layered up for cold, damp nights.


Popularized by military pilots in the 1950s, the nylon jacket was a jet-age replacement for heavier shearling-lined flight jackets and given the Army-Navy specification number MA-1.

How to Wear It

Throw it over a T-shirt and your jeans or joggers (and utilize the double zippers most have). Or dress it up with a proper shirt and a knit tie like the guy on the left.

What to Look for

A flattering fit. The trim fit does a body good, thanks to the jacket's waist-minimizing and shoulder-accentuating design.

Shown left: $495 at Beckett Simonon