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Buzz Rickson's

Buzz Rickson's X William Gibson M-51 Parka Slender - Black


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Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson all-black M-51 Parka Slender is part of the fruitful and limited collaboration between Toyo Enterprise and best-selling novelist William Gibson.

In early 2003 Gibson released a groundbreaking new book titled "Pattern Recognition". A absorbing and masterfully crafted novel with a setting immediately following the events of "9-11", featuring a high-tech, super-hip, cyber-chic, anti-fashion sophisticate, Cayce Pollard, as the heroine. The most valued object of Cayce is her Black (!!!) Buzz Rickson's MA-1 Flight Jacket which Gibson fictionalized as an admirer of Vintage clothing and especially as a fan of Buzz Rickson's. William Gibson was well aware that a black MA-1 jacket was neither produced by the USAF nor by Buzz Rickson's but in his vision Cayce Pollard's MA-1 had to be black! To make a long story short, by the end of 2004 Buzz Rickson's gave Gibson's vision life by creating this jacket as a center piece of their 10 year anniversary. The all-black William Gibson collection was born that year and turned into a cult in the year that followed.

First introduced in the early 1960s and issued to the US Army during the Korean War, the M-51 Parka turned into an absolute icon of counterculture for the uprising youth in the following decades of Cold War.

The Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson slender version of a classic M-51 Parka is constructed of a black heavy duty cotton sateen and features a zip front using a Crown Aluminum Spring Automatic Lock. The bulky fit of the originals has been updated with a contemporary slim and slender silhouette.   

  • Buzz Rickson’s William Gibson Black M-51 Parka Slender
  • 100% Heavy Cotton Sateen
  • All-Black
  • Slim Fit
  • Crown Aluminum Spring Zip Closure
  • 2 Wool Lined Side Pockets (Snap Button Closure)
  • Mil Spec Urea Buttons
  • S. Government Department of Defense Spec Snap Buttons
  • Hand-Stamped Buzz Rickson’s Cloth
  • Original William Gibson Label
  • Made in Japan

    Model: Jürgen is 188cm tall, weighs 85kg and wears a size XL.

    The Jacket runs very small, please size up!

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    Find our measurement chart below (Fitting Guide) and see how we measure. 
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    Measurements in cm.  XL
    Shoulder 52
    Lenght 68
    Chest  60
    Sleeve  60