The Japanese brand Buzz Rickson's are today counted among the few high-end reproduction manufacturers of military and casual garments in the world! They strive to make true replicas by carefully researching and analyzing original vintage garments, taking great care to duplicate the material while paying close attention to technique and quality with the goal to bring back old forgotten techniques and machines needed to make garments of outstanding quality without compromises.
This is Buzz Rickson's version of a 1960's US Army Tropical jacket. This jacket was worn by the US Navy and the US Army during Vietnam war and the thin cotton was ideal to wear in order to withstand the tropical climate in warmer regions. The jacket has four large front pockets that are generously shaped in order to store plenty of necessities. The two chest pockets are slanted which makes them easier to reach into, a detail that's commonly used on garments where the wearer might be occupied with one hand and is often seen on military garments and motorcycle jackets.
The William Gibson collection has its basis in the long time interest of military garments which the author William Gibson has. In his novel "Pattern Recognition" the protagonist Cayce Pollard was described wearing an all black Buzz Rickson's MA-1 Flight Jacket. This led to Buzz Rickson's receiving many requests for this particular jacket and as the jacket historically had not been produced in black, Buzz decided to launch a brand new collection. The William Gibson tribute collection is an all black version of these military reproductions.
The fabric is a lightweight, fine weave high density cotton. It is protective and durable but still breathable when worn in warm climates with a high moisture. One can almost say that this jacket is right in-between a shirt and a jacket, making it just perfect to wear as a layering garment on colder days or as a thinner jacket during the warm days of summer. No matter how you wear it we are sure that it will come handy with it's functional and most classical design.
Johan is 173 cm tall with a weigh of 67 kilos and wears a size M.
- Buzz Rickson's William Gibson US Army Black Tropical Jacket
- 100% cotton
- Four large front pockets
- Waist adjusters on each side of the back
- Overlapped at the front buttons for extra protection
- Pre washed and won't shrink
- Made in Japan
All measurements are in centimeters and measured on a flat surface. Width is measured straight across the chest from armpit to armpit, length is measured at the back of the garment from the neck down and the sleeve length is measured on the underarm from the armpit to the end of the cuff.