—01. Made in Japan.
—02. Shoulder sleeve insignia.
For me the best MA-1 available, from the abundance offered these days, would have to be this Buzz Rickson’s version from their William Gibson collection. This isn’t a new variant by any means, constituting the first piece created for the writer's capsule in 2004. I’m generally too tall for most flight jacket options and I know Gibson found himself in a similar predicament, before suggesting that the Japanese brand alter the proportions to accommodate him. The longer body and slimmer cut are a couple of the hallmarks of this style, and a welcome change for all the ectomorphs trying to find an MA-1 that fits.