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post #2371 of 2738

I wanted to buy a 'classic' MA-1 for a long time, but i didn't want to break the bank.

So i bought the new Uniqlo take on the classic flight jacket (not to be confused with their cheaper version) - i think it's a limited edition, not easy to find, i had to got to several stores. It's a variation on the classic : no sleeve pocket, no storm flap, only one inside pocket, High side pockets with flaps. Looks a lot like the actual Schott/American College version, but for a fraction of the price.

I like the lining, of the same color than the outer. The material is very good, just as well as actual Alphas or Schott. TBH i think it's even better.

 

 

 

 

Uniqlo MA-1

Brutus OCBD

Lee 101Z

Steed DMs

post #2372 of 2738
That's a superb jacket and fit ! The best take on it I've seen.
post #2373 of 2738
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post
 

I wanted to buy a 'classic' MA-1 for a long time, but i didn't want to break the bank.

So i bought the new Uniqlo take on the classic flight jacket (not to be confused with their cheaper version) - i think it's a limited edition, not easy to find, i had to got to several stores. It's a variation on the classic : no sleeve pocket, no storm flap, only one inside pocket, High side pockets with flaps. Looks a lot like the actual Schott/American College version, but for a fraction of the price.

I like the lining, of the same color than the outer. The material is very good, just as well as actual Alphas or Schott. TBH i think it's even better.

 

 

 

 

Uniqlo MA-1

Brutus OCBD

Lee 101Z

Steed DMs


Better length than the 80s Alpha Ma1..I think the lining looks better than the Orange one,the Look moves on.

post #2374 of 2738
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post

I wanted to buy a 'classic' MA-1 for a long time, but i didn't want to break the bank.
So i bought the new Uniqlo take on the classic flight jacket (not to be confused with their cheaper version) - i think it's a limited edition, not easy to find, i had to got to several stores. It's a variation on the classic : no sleeve pocket, no storm flap, only one inside pocket, High side pockets with flaps. Looks a lot like the actual Schott/American College version, but for a fraction of the price.
I like the lining, of the same color than the outer. The material is very good, just as well as actual Alphas or Schott. TBH i think it's even better.










Uniqlo MA-1
Brutus OCBD
Lee 101Z
Steed DMs
I was looking at these at the flagship store on San Francisco a few days ago. I thought that they were really nice, unfortunately my body type just doesn't work with flight or harringtons (god knows I've spent a lot of money before I figured that out haha!). I did purchase a pair of their current selvage slim fit denim and the rise seems a bit longer than their previous efforts. They were on sale for $39, not the best jeans on the planet but good for the price.
post #2375 of 2738
Very nice mate. Just looking at the second pic down; it seems distorted.....
Like you've been doing some serious bench pressing or have a washing up bowl tucked underneath.
post #2376 of 2738
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Originally Posted by Fruitbat View Post

Very nice mate. Just looking at the second pic down; it seems distorted.....
Like you've been doing some serious bench pressing or have a washing up bowl tucked underneath.

:D Pics were taken with an I-thing… 

And well, i'm a bit tall...

post #2377 of 2738
Haha, no risk of me ever getting any wide-angle camera effects. I like the removal of details - no arm pocket, no storm flap, no coloured lining. MA1 less detail looks better than MA1 plus detail, think of all those girly ones you see with a centre seam down the back, urghhh! I was idly reading something yesterday, that the straightest line between function and aesthetics is minimalism. Seems to apply here.
post #2378 of 2738
Took a look at this, had something very like it in 1979 but looks very bright up top on me now. Something too of the Bond 'black and white dogtooth' recently mentioned

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Edited by covskin - 10/20/16 at 9:07am
post #2379 of 2738
I just picked up this waxed cotton Levis jacket at a "fancy" charity shop for a song. It has a wool tartan lining with moleskin collar and cuffs. I paired it with a burgundy lambs wool polo (turtle) neck jumper, dark denim and tan Clarks desert boots. Kind of a mid 70s soul boy look but it transitions well without being too costume-y
post #2380 of 2738
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

Haha, no risk of me ever getting any wide-angle camera effects. I like the removal of details - no arm pocket, no storm flap, no coloured lining. MA1 less detail looks better than MA1 plus detail, think of all those girly ones you see with a centre seam down the back, urghhh! I was idly reading something yesterday, that the straightest line between function and aesthetics is minimalism. Seems to apply here.


I just discovered this new MA-1 is part of a new Uniqlo collection, 'Uniqlo U' designed by artistic director Christophe Lemaire (who already did some stuff for Uniqlo last year, and worked with Hermès in the past). He is known for epurate lines, practicality, and minimalism. 

He is working on new material with Uniqlo, i was caught under the rain yesterday and surprised by the great water repellency of the jacket.

Like you would say 'modern within a tradition'.

 

 

http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/186149


Edited by Clouseau - 10/20/16 at 11:22pm
post #2381 of 2738
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Originally Posted by covskin View Post

Took a look at this, had something very like it in 1979 but looks very bright up top on me now. Something too of the Bond 'black and white dogtooth' recently mentioned

MW08MD1W0002_GRY_Z1.jpg

15653029_image.jpeg


Dog tooth is to loud for me, I have a pair of Puppy tooth trousers light grey /darker grey from over 12 feet away they just look grey,the check merges so its pointless really.

I had imagined Bonds Dog tooth suit as a 3 button jacket with no turn ups in the trousers....

post #2382 of 2738
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Originally Posted by Clouseau View Post


I just discovered this new MA-1 is part of a new Uniqlo collection, 'Uniqlo U' designed by artistic director Christophe Lemaire (who already did some stuff for Uniqlo last year, and worked with Hermès in the past). He is known for his epurate lines, practicality, and minimalism. 
He is working on new material with Uniqlo, i was caught under the rain yesterday and surprised by the great water repellency of the jacket.
Like you would say 'modern within a tradition'.




http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/goods/186149

Tuck the pocket-flaps inside and you almost have the perfect 1967 NW look.
post #2383 of 2738
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Originally Posted by Man-of-Mystery View Post


Tuck the pocket-flaps inside and you almost have the perfect 1967 NW look.


Yes totally agree with that. I've been searching for a picture of 68' or 69' football supporters we had on Mod to Suedehead, one is wearing a dark color MA-1 (Black and white picture - most probably a blue) that looks just like that. I remember Browniecj said the first ones he saw were Navy, with a lining of the same color than the outer.

So indeed the look goes on...

post #2384 of 2738
Thread Starter 

...indeed it does.  I have been trying to keep up with the thread while away on holiday in the US and Canada.  Good stuff, gents.

 

I was surprised to see very few traces of the Look or even Ivy style in New England.  I did find a great shop in St John, New Brunswick selling a good range of Made in Canada Viyella pieces.  I bought this tartan BD (worn here in NYC and with the 'Canadian cravat' - which is actually a new Comme des Garcons t from End.):

 

post #2385 of 2738
Thread Starter 

Speaking of UNIQLO I bought this ultra lightweight quilted tabard thing in the spring, which I had not worn until the holiday where it seemed to come into its own - here in Portland, Maine:

 

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