The Letterman Jacket has slipped in and out of popular culture since the 1950s, and with the mid-century, vintage resurgence of the past few years, it is once again becoming a lusted after addition to many Millennial and Gen Z wardrobes. Yet, the origins of the jacket trace all the way back to 1865.
The Vintage Starter Jacket, the 90's Icon that forever changed the world of sports merchandising. The Starter Jacket was the beginning of Sportswear's transition into the world of pop culture, a trend that has continued right through the 2000's.
Choosing to shop vintage or second hand, means we can shop with a clear conscious, knowing our what we buy hasn’t contributed to someone else’s pain. Making small changes to our lifestyles and shopping habits, means we can do our bit for the planet, whilst gaining clothing which will last and has its own unique history.
The bomber jacket—or MA-1 if we're being technical—has a longstanding history that stretches from the middle of the 20th Century into today. Starting as a jacket that was best suited for chilly, cramped cockpits, the jacket has become into an outerwear staple that's seen high fashion reinterpretations for the modern man.
As the fashion world's love for traditional workwear shows no sign of diminishing, we take a look at one of the most coveted pieces for collectors and street-style stars alike: the bleu de travail or French worker jacket.