It's hard not to notice the new bomber offensive.
Created for American pilots in the 1950s, Alpha Industrie's MA.1 model codified the classic bomber.
Cut short to slip into cockpits, without a flap collar but relatively puffy, it is made of nylon canvas, lighter than leather and more resistant to pressure variations on board jets.
A prerogative of bad boys around 1980, the bomber jacket became a phenomenon in the 2000s, when designers took it over, notably Raf Simons, Dries Van Noten and Riccardo Tisci.
The traditionalists camp on their positions and swear only by the reference brands: Schott, Avirex, The Real McCoy's or Dockers.
If James Bond, in
bet on Tom Ford, the purists went to Surplus Doursoux to find authentic copies, always in demand.
Reason why, in particular, Ralph Lauren keeps a khaki version in its collections, alongside other variations.
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