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MA-1 Jackets Thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Phrost, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Phrost

    Phrost Senior member

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    Post MA-1 jackets only. X-post from this sufu thread

    Lad Musician fw 10
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    Helmut Lang ss 03
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    Rick Owens. The down filled one from fw07? was like wearing a down comforter
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    Supreme ss12
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    Komakino fw12
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    Miharayasuhiro fw12
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    Margiela ss09
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    Alpha industries reissued
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  2. nakedundermyclothes

    nakedundermyclothes Senior member

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    Any good options from military type websites, or are the fit on those atrocious?
     
  3. bluep

    bluep Active Member

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    Fucking reissue not coming in black

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    Undercover
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    sinnedk Senior member

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    any current ma-1s that are cool?
     
  6. wurm

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    this is basically turning into a copy of the sufu thread. i really liked this sasquatchfabrix one that someone posted there:
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    i recently bought a helmut lang one from 1996 (not bondage) but it was kind of fucked up when i got it. fortunately it was fixable so it looks really nice now. just gotta get a slight pocket tear that i missed repaired. might post pics but i think must people know what i'm talking about. really love it.
     
  7. Phrost

    Phrost Senior member

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    For me, the Helmut ones were the grail for MA-1s. They were an interesting balance between traditional and modern aesthetics, since they retained the some of the volume and short cut of the original MA-1 pattern, but added signature HL signatures like the inner straps so you could hang the jacket on your back like a backpack :slayer:

    I don't see it too often, but traditional MA-1s and other repro bomber jackets generally use double knit ribbing on the cuffs, where the top of the cuff has a looser gauge knit and the bottom has a tighter knit. It's one of those small details that gets overlooked, probably because it's difficult/expensive to source, which is a shame because it looks really nice on these type of jackets.

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    Same jacket, you can see here how the double-gauge knit adds a slouchy effect when worn
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  8. Dr Huh?

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    Not really. Any time I have checked, they always look bulky and too short, like this:

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    Ben Sherman looks like they make a fairly good, and inexpensive jacket:

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  9. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Well-Known Member

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    TOJ suiting wool

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  10. Phrost

    Phrost Senior member

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    from the exactitudes photo compilation titled "Supporters - Rotterdam 1997"
    really recommend checking out this photo series. really interesting compilation of what people have been wearing over the past 18-something years

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    not part of the compilation, but 10+ years later
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  11. gettoasty

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    Was HL the only make of a MA-1 in white/cream as posted in OP?
     
  12. ipractice

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    FAIK it's the only decent looking one in cream. I picked up the Uniqlo MA-1 because they had a cream color.. reminded me of HL, and pretty much the closest thing I could get to it. But ended up returning it anyway because it was too shit to keep for $60. Might get it when it goes on sale.

    The one that phrost posted is dope. Anyone know what season it was from?
     
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    I hate how black is always to go to color with most clothing lines.
     
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    It's really that bad?
     
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    ipractice Senior member

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    It's basically a really thin nylon shell, like a cheap windbreaker, just in the design of an MA-1. And the zipper was really cheap which was the main reason i ended up returning it.
     
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    damn i bought the black and the green one to try on, its coming in mail on tuesday, if its as bad as you say i will be returning as well

    i bought and returned this jacket (see below), its a schott for american college, jacket was overall good quality but was way too short!

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    h&m looks good but looks short as well :confused:

    can anyone recommend some good water proof ma-1s?
     
  18. gettoasty

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    So, is the MA-1 white or light gray from Uniqlo?
    Someone throw up some RL photos TIA
     
  19. nineohtoo

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    ^Light grey. I posted a photo of me wearing the black one in the Uniqlo thread when it came out. Aside from the zippers, I really don't get the hate it gets. I'm not sure what people were expecting. Especially considering at the end of the day, it's still just a cheap nylon flight jacket.
     
  20. sinnedk

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    i hope you are right...
     

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