Some would say that if something’s a menswear classic, then it needs no updating — but in the case of the Coldsmoke Apparel MA-1 Bomber, the equation’s been flipped. The brand takes the classic military silhouette — with roots in real-life tactical situations — and updates it by elongating the silhouette and adding a few of the brand’s own stylistic touches.
Built from a Japanese-made water-repellent flight cloth in a sleek navy color, it also features Polartec Alpha insulation for comfort and warmth. Those touches are accented by subtle style details like a custom-knit and dyed shawl collar and a slimmer fit. It’s made in California, so it’s the epitome of extra attention to care that lovers of authentic MA-1 Jackets will know and appreciate. With a modern take on a heritage style, it’s easy to see why the classics can sometimes be updated stylishly and effectively for today’s discerning consumer.