The MA-1 bomber jacket has proved itself a lasting style staple ever since the 1950s.
Designed by the United States Air Force, the MA-1 bomber was lightweight, comfortable and warm. The jacket was adopted by mods and skinheads, giving it a tough reputation. Our incarnation is much more distinguished so it pairs well with a sophisticated polo neck sweater.
There’s more to choosing a new winter coat than ‘Is it warm?’ We’ve hand picked this season’s best styles and armed you with the knowledge of what makes each coat exceptional and indispensable during the colder months.
Taking its name from the 6th Earl of Chesterfield in the mid 1800s, the Chesterfield coat is a great British classic.
The Chesterfield was the first ever overcoat designed and worn in Britain. Its appeal has been enduring through the centuries and The Chesterfield is as popular as ever this season. Team over a smart suit or shirt and blazer for a warm yet sophisticated outfit.
Also known as a trench coat, these jackets date back to the 1850s and were cemented in history after WW1.
Post war, the trench coat became a fashionable overcoat adopted by subcultures including mods and beatniks over the decades. We like our modern, shorter cut, single breasted mac worn over a simple button down collar shirt and crew neck textured knit.
Parka translates as ‘animal skin’ as the first parkas drew inspiration from the caribou and seal skin jackets of the Inuit.
The first incarnation of the parka we’re most familiar with today was the N-3B parka used by the US Air Force in the 1950s, it was nicknamed the snorkel parka. Traditionally casual, we’re bending the rules this season and layering ours over a smart get-up.
As early as the 1720s the Pea Coat has been trusted by sailors as a defence against the high sea winds.
The name pea coat is derived from pijjekker, a Dutch term for the coarse, twilled cloth used in their production. These double breasted, hip length coats have stood the test of time in the style stakes too and make for a refined, smart overcoat that’s ideal over a shirt and sweater.