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Top Gun MA-1 Nylon Bomber Jackets

Top Gun MA-1 Nylon Bomber Jackets

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I give up on this drop. I’d love to have a green one but I can’t figure out the sizing. The sizing chart is a joke with measurements way too small for a normal adult. I read all the comments and people are saying a Medium is way oversized for a 5’10” regular build person. This is very confusing. So a medium for a 23” chest?... is huge for a man most likely with a 46” chest???????? WTF Massdrop? Not buying because you can’t get your crap together!
jgmvm
Its pit to pit across the front. In other words, double it, or measure your own well fitting jacket pit to pit across the front to compare.
So I went to a Taylor to get measured so I could join this drop and when he looked at the sizing chart he said there is something incredibly wrong. For example. I am a 46” chest but an XL is 25”? Are these for men or little boys?
jgmvm
Is it possible they are not measuring the full length, and just half?
Just wanted to say i know nothing about these, but Schott NYC has their wwII commemorative MA-1's for sale at around $90. If you like patches like I do I would check them out. I ordered two days ago and I am already receiving it tonight
ptrainerchris
might pick one of those up. what are your thoughts?
DocZZZ
I got it today and wore it out tonight. I love it. In full disclosure, I am a huge schott fanboy (I own 4 perfectos and 2 a-2 jackets, all leather). It is very light and thin so I was skeptical of the warmth but it did pretty well. The color was also much darker blue than on the website, which i really liked because it is a replica of a 1950's style and only sage and midnight blue were made back then. This jacket is definitely midnight blue. I do not have another ma-1 bomber to compare it to and never wore another. These jackets may be wonderful too, but if you want an american made jacket and like the patches look......I dont know how you could go wrong.
I don't see XS size available when I join the drop.
I’m fairly certain these are bought off taobao and then resold here at a much higher price. This same jacket can be bought off taobao for like <$20 so this is super high priced And looks to be the same quality.
Edtburg
tao bao is most likely selling chinese knockoffs hence the price, whereas these seem to be from the name brand Top Gun. Theses bought msrp from the official website range from $180 to $250.
The cheaper bomber jackets are made form thinner, cheaper, less durable materials. Top Gun claims theirs are made with industrial grade nylon, so I assume it is a better material. You can also expect better craftsmanship from a name brand as well.
The sleeve length seems way too long, im 5'6 125 lb and the XS size's sleeve has got like 4in on my arm.
My chest is about 36in with a tape measure. So if the jackets chest sizes are half sizes, then even the smalls have quite a bit of extra length. Anyone know what kind of fit these all have? Seems to be a little baggy with extra length on sleeves to be scrunched up a little.
Is the fabric flame resistant like the real deal?
Luatica
None of the MA-1 were flame resistant, even the military ones where made from polyester. What you probably want is original CWU-36/P or CWU-45/P made from Aramid which is flame resistant.
Luatica
As StressedOutCat says, the MA-1 was nylon, flame-retardant Nomex, which is chemically similar to Kevlar, both DuPont materials, was developed in the early ‘60s, and not marketed until 1967. I’ve got two CEU-45/P and a 36/P, one bought new, the others from eBay. New, you’re looking at roughly $300, my eBay jackets were both around £90/$90. The difference is one is winter weight, the other summer. I had Velcro patches sewn onto one of the 45’s, which I have original crew patches from Nostromo and Leonov, the ships in Alien and 2010 Odyssey 2 stuck to. I must admit I’m tempted by one of these, this style of jacket has become really popular here in the UK, but not of this quality.
Okay literally, what is up with the sizing? These are not adult male sizes.
How do you measure your dimensions to match your size guide, Chest 27 1/2 ? Is that half of an actual chest measurement ?
The Top Gun bomber jackets appear to be only available in boy sizes , yet they are listed as men’s apparel, somewhat confusing
The price is kind of high, but if you are going for that 90's skinhead look I guess price is no object.
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Communist skinheads?
Calaverasgrande
Why not? Technically, Soviet. :)
This is how oversized the medium is on an average build 5’10” 85kg.
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KrazeeLemur
Thanks I'm 1,85 and 80kg and was wondering on buying an M... now the question is how small would an S be instead
So why do the plain versions all come with a crappy top gun logo on the back? it’s not in the photos. Also Sizing is too big - must be american sizing. Bought two and no returns. Buyer beware.
KrazeeLemur
Is this true? It is definitely not in the photo...
Just so you guys know, you can buy a real MA-1 on a surplus website for as low as 40 dollars.
WyattB
link?
WyattB
The $40 MA-1's are usually made by Rothco with cheaper nylon material that makes the fabric incredibly shiny. In addition, the polyfill if very light and will not keep you warm. Massdrop has featured them as well.
Id love a plain yellow one, its a sick colour, but it is not offered.
Looks nice, but I'm worried about buying the wrong size and being SOL. I'm debating right now between small and medium. What size would you guys recommend for a 5'10 guy with an average build?
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Length is usually, and almost sure that in this case also, measured from the front -- just besides the collar/neckline.
Spot on! Numbers, not size tags. Also, these need to be on the larger side, numbers wise. It does depend on your body and how you like it to fit. I wear a US 48 jacket, and the XXXL is correct for me.
So, where are these Jackets made? Alpha Industries designs are mostly made in China now. Are these made in the USA or are they imported in?
Also, how is sizing? Size up, Size Down, or they TTS?
Are there returns? I'm unsure between XS and S
dlmartinez7
No returns, all sales are finals
How is this jacket compared to Alpha Industries MA-1 in terms of size? I usually wear my Alpha MA-1's very oversized (3XL). Can anyone recommend what size I should go for Top Gun if I want the same/similar fit as Alpha's 3XL? Thanks!
Had one of these jacket years back and I loved it; got lots of compliments too. Problem is, you have to have the right body for it: thin, and not much over 6' tall (they don't seem to come in longs and they are short by design). But if all that works for you, you can't beat the utility.
How much longer is a large than a medium? I am 6'3" and broad shouldered, but small waisted with a longer wingspan. I struggle between Medium and Large with most brands. Mediums usually being too short but fitting without extra bagginess... I really wish there was a tall size in this jacket.
Does it say Top Gun on the outside rear panel by the collar on the plain jackets?
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Yeah they do, I got a plain navy and burgundy - logo looks crap. Also the sizing is way big. Got a medium which always fit spot on in other jackets and should have got a small. Sleeves and overall length too long. Waste of money.
That is pretty annoying, it doesn't show up in the back shot picture!
is the size chart showing the measurements of the jacket, or should it be read as "the jacket will fit someone with these measurements"?
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Hey thanks for the clarification! I joined the drop but the sleeve seems a little on the long side - hope it's fine
knowyourbuzz
No problem. That's what we're here for :) Thanks for your interest on this drop!
Does MA-1 keep me warm in winter snow days, or is it a fall jacket?
el34han
Mmmmh... that's a toss-up. Definitely warm if you layer it properly, and it can work on snowy days but definitely not the most brutal of winter days / snowy weather.
TomasV
Thanks so much for your info.
are the patches removable?
Grinix
They're not in these styles we're offering, however Top Gun does make the patch version with removable Velcro patches, if you want to check out their website.
Who is the manufacturer? Does anyone have any experience with them? 109.99 is a big ask for someone that's not like, Alpha Industries.
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Thanks for the feedback, Tomas! The leather trim is certainly a nice touch, I've just never heard of this company. Is there any reason you guys feel these are slightly higher quality than Alpha? Better stitching or materials?
PraxisCat
In my personal opinion, the heavy duty, industrial nylon fabric they use feels a bit nicer than Alpha Industries'. I know the details and finishing will be more of a personal take whether you like them or not (trimmings, patches, etc). A lot of folks like the recognizable look of the Alpha red pull tab, but honestly these are very nicely made and the classic style is a great deal at this pricepoint.