12140 * Bomber Jacket KCT * A55/B101
- Pilot jack MA1
- geborduurd logo van het Korps Commandotroepen op de linker borst
- 100% nylon
- de bomber jacks vallen klein en adviseren een maat groter.
Bomber jackets (also known as flight jackets) were originally were associated with pilots. The classic nylon MA-1 Flight Jacket can now be spotted on celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Sienna Miller and Jourdan Dunn.
The Bomber Jacket made their initial appearance as standard-issue military outerwear. And though the bomber jacket has proven a genuine classic over the course of the last few decades, there’s no denying that the style—especially the nylon MA-1, with its knitted collar and telltale arm-pocket—is having a moment right now.
The bomber jacket, also known as the flight jacket, goes back nearly 100 years to the devastating but influential years of World War I. At the time, most aircraft weren’t equipped with enclosed cockpits causing the temperature to drop significantly while airborne, especially at higher altitudes. In order to stay warm in such conditions, pilots in Britain’s Royal Flying Corps wore long leather coats while serving in France and Belgium. The US army quickly caught on to their allies’ method and in 1917 established the Aviation Clothing Board. The board began manufacturing and distributing heavy-duty leather jackets which became the first American flight jacket – although it would be several decades until the jacket began to take the form we associate the term with today.
The board’s invention remained the jacket of choice up until World War II when professional parachutist Leslie Irvin put his design skills to use. Known for his daring adventurousness and athleticism, Irvin became the first person to free-fall parachute jump in 1919. Using his success and expertise, Irvin set up the Irving Air Chute Company which quickly became the largest parachute manufacturer in the world.