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I haven't bought any from this most recent set, but online it does look like the measurements are larger than they previously were for at least some models. That said, the shirts had gotten smaller recently (the flannels I have from last winter in small fit like my old XS shirts). There are a couple cool batik print shirts up on the site, though I don't think there's much stock left.

Also, as far as people saying stuff has gotten worse (honestly that goes for most brands, it's always "it's not what it used to be") - as long as I've been on here people have been saying that - I feel that in reality each item changes season to season so maybe this fall the oxfords get better and efm sweaters are worse and the next season vice versa...
post #14012 of 14499

My girl loves the women's MA-1 this season. Really thick fabric, nice flap pockets, and darker colors. Only downside was a lack of interior pockets.

 

Why couldn't they use this same fabric for the men's MA-1?

 

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I saw the jacket online too. It looks great from the pictures.

I usually prefer welt pockets on these jackets, but the flap pockets look pretty good. I wish the men's version had snaps as well.

Curious, what's the difference in fabric between the men's and women's version?
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Originally Posted by Phrost View Post

I saw the jacket online too. It looks great from the pictures.

I usually prefer welt pockets on these jackets, but the flap pockets look pretty good. I wish the men's version had snaps as well.

Curious, what's the difference in fabric between the men's and women's version?


The women's MA-1 material feels like more traditional heavy nylon used on bombers (e.g. Alpha Industries, Falcon Garments, etc.).

 

I did a comparison in-store and the women's is much better. The men's actually feels and looks much inferior.

post #14015 of 14499
I just checked it out in person on my lunch break, and it's definitely better than the men's version.

The fabric reminds me of the thicker, dense nylon used on Alpha bombers. Even the ribbing on the women's version is thicker and more substantial.

The women's version is cut rounder and more dimensional. For instance, the jacket sleeves are curved, just like traditional MA-1's.

Even the navy and olive colors on the women's version are better. The navy is brighter and truer to the blue used on traditional bombers.

I agree that the jacket could use an interior pocket. Since the women's version uses a heavier nylon shell, I think it would be able to securely support an inner pocket.

I do kind of miss the pen pocket on the arm though.

l liked it so much that I ended getting the women's version in large shog[1].gif

The sleeves and shoulder fit perfect, but the body is definitely shorter than the men's version, especially in the back. The body is cut wider too. It's apparent in the looser waistband.

Now I have both the men's and women's version. I'm debating on which one to keep...
Edited by Phrost - 8/9/16 at 2:07pm
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^ Fit pics of both to determine

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^ 2nd looks much better.

 

I have 18" shoulders and 22" chest, so none of the women's sizes would work for me. Shame, I would've copped all 3 colors.

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2nd looks more like a traditional poofy MA-1 cut. I prefer jacket #1.
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Originally Posted by JilSlander View Post

^ 2nd looks much better.

I have 18" shoulders and 22" chest, so none of the women's sizes would work for me. Shame, I would've copped all 3 colors.

That's odd, since I have similar shoulder and chest measurements as you. The 2nd picture is the women's version in a Large.

While the XL solved some of the length issues I have with the jacket, it was too big in the body. The L is already a little roomy in the body, but nothing too crazy.

It adds to the roundness and poofy-ness of the jacket. The 1st jacket is a bit more comfortable though, since it's more snug and the fabric is thinner and lighter.

I really don't understand why there's such a big difference between the men's and women's version of the jacket.

It's understandable to cut the jacket differently for men and women, but to completely change the fabric and trimming is another thing.

I'm thinking they have different designers for the men's and women's lines. The women's line always seems to get more interesting outerwear, like fishtail parkas and other military inspired pieces that the men rarely get.
post #14021 of 14499

Phrost, is that just sized up one from your regular men's size? The women's looks great 

post #14022 of 14499
The 1st picture is the men's in Small and the 2nd picture is the women's in Large. I went up 2 sizes in the women's version.

The shirt I wore in the pictures is relatively short compared to my usual shirts, so the jacket length is a little misleading, especially on the women's one.

My main concern on the women's one is the back length. The back ribbing is more cropped and just covers the waistband on my pants.

Thanks for the feedback.
post #14023 of 14499

I tried on the women's MA-1 in size XL.

 

The arms/sleeves fit fine, but the main issues are: 1) how high it sits up (therefore, the handwarmer pockets are too high up), 2) bigger in the chest, 3) short back length

 

It's unfortunate because the positives are: 1) really nice fabric, especially at the $50 price, 2) better colors, 3) better interior lining

post #14024 of 14499
Yeah, I have the same issues as you. The hip pockets are too high to comfortably use, so they'd be used to hold things.

The short back length is my main gripe.

Edit: Here's a pic of the back


Edited by Phrost - 8/11/16 at 7:46am
post #14025 of 14499

^ the back looks really crapped & not very proportionate.

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