I had always considered the Buzz Rickson x William Gibson MA-1 as “the” definitive flight jacket. My opinion was further solidified after reading about how the item came to be. William Gibson’s character Cayce Pollard in the novel Pattern Recognition always wore a black Buzz Rickson MA-1, an item that Buzz Rickson’s had never made. Buzz Rickson received so many requests for the MA-1 in black following the book’s release that they ended up working with Mr. Gibson on a collection and made Cayce’s jacket a real item. And what a beauty it is:
Blue In Green has received a shipment of goods from infamous The Real McCoy’s and the MA-1 “Dobbs” looks to rival Cayce Pollard’s. It opts for the original olive color but still features all the incredible details. It’s also bit more expensive than the Buzz Rickson x William Gibson version, but if you are going for authenticity, look no further.
Pick it up from Blue In Green (or the BR x WG version) here.