There are few jackets more iconic than the 40s-era MA-1, the nylon flight jacket whose practical yet stylish design has turned it into a cultural phenomenon in the decades since. And while you can still get versions of the original from military surplus stores, we have to admit: we’re really digging the American Trench Bomber Jacket’s more minimalist take.
A collaboration between American Trench and Krammer & Stoudt, the garment uses a newly-created bomber jacket pattern that offers a modern, more streamlined interpretation of the classic. Gone are the multiple pockets from the original military spec, replacing it with a clean look that, while different, still harkens the spirit of the much-loved MA-1.
The American Trench Bomber Jacket is made from a rip-stop version of the water-repellent Ventile cloth, ensuring the garment will keep you dry while exhibiting more heft and better durability than the traditional flight jacket. It also comes with a DWR coating, enhancing surface tension for even better water-repellence without affecting breathability, along with quilted poly-fill insulation for warmth. Do note, it sports a more tailored fit than the traditional bomber jacket, leaving just enough room underneath for a button-down shirt and a light sweater, so you may want to order a size up if you prefer a fit that will allow for more generous layering. Features include an interior button pocket for valuables, a zippered sleeve pocket big enough to hold an iPhone 6S, and high-quality UCAN zippers. It comes in two colors: dark navy and olive drab.
Available now, the American Trench Bomber Jacket is priced at $425.