Feb
11
2013
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of Valet.

Ami,
$1,425

Enduring Classic

The Suede Bomber

First developed in the mid 1950s, the MA-1 bomber jacket was introduced as a jet-age replacement for the shearling-lined B-15 flight jacket. The MA-1 was designed by the Air Force to serve as an intermediate weight flight jacket for year-round use. And while those initial jackets were made of nylon, today's versions—influenced by those early MA-1s—are cut from soft, washed suede with carefully-considered details, trimmer fits and plenty of pockets to hold all your stuff. In neutral shades, they gain an unexpected elegance when paired with dressier clothes while looking ruggedly handsome when thrown over your off-duty jeans and T-shirts. And right now, they're all over the place in a range of styles and prices. From Ami's sleek blouson version to the Harrington-influenced option from Orvis.

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    The original, military-issue MA-1 jacket was initially produced in two colors: sage green and midnight blue.

Orvis, $295

Todd Snyder, $1,695

Club Monaco, $695

 

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