Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson N-3B Slender No Stencil Black-JACKET-Clutch Cafe
Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson N-3B Slender No Stencil Black-JACKET-Clutch Cafe Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson N-3B Slender No Stencil Black-JACKET-Clutch Cafe Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson N-3B Slender No Stencil Black-JACKET-Clutch Cafe Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson N-3B Slender No Stencil Black-JACKET-Clutch Cafe Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson N-3B Slender No Stencil Black-JACKET-Clutch Cafe Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson N-3B Slender No Stencil Black-JACKET-Clutch Cafe Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson N-3B Slender No Stencil Black-JACKET-Clutch Cafe Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson N-3B Slender No Stencil Black-JACKET-Clutch Cafe Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson N-3B Slender No Stencil Black-JACKET-Clutch Cafe
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The collaboration between Buzz and William Gibson was established in 2004 after Gibson attributed a black MA-1 to Buzz Rickson's, worn by the main character in his novel 'Pattern Recognition'. The jacket didn't exist, but such demand for the jacket spurred Buzz Rickson's to reach out and create a collection inspired by the fictional all-black MA-1.  

In 1945, the U.S. Army Air Force issued the Jacket, Aircrew, Heavy, Type N-3 - the first of a long line of very successful N-3 style parkas. The N-3 evolved into the N-3B by 1958 and was described as "for aircrew members in extremely cold environments." The N-3B was a single breasted, four pocket, 3/4 length parka with an outer layer of nylon twill (typically sage green), insulated with a layer of wool pile fabric and lined with nylon cloth. The integrated parka hood was fur-trimmed and mouton lined and has been affectionately nicknamed  the "Snorkel Parka" because the hood can be zipped up, leaving only a small opening (the snorkel) for looking out.

The Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson N-3B is cut from 2/2 Heavy Nylon Twill Government Use, replicated to be as close to original garment and fabrics as possible, although coming in a black colour-way. Buzz Rickson's have faithfully reproduced this single breasted four pocket classic using a 60% Wool / 40% Cotton Pile for the interlining and U. S. Government Department of Defense Spec snap buttons and Mil spec urea buttons. 

An updated slender fit and no stencil completes the look. 

  • 2/2 heavy nylon twill government use outer shell
  • Replicated to be as close to original garment cloth as possible
  • 60% wool / 40% cotton pile interlining
  • Acrylic boa lined & coyote trim hood
  • U. S. Government Department of Defense Spec snap buttons
  • Mil spec urea buttons 
  • No stencil
  • Slender fit
  • Two slash pockets w/fleece lining for added warmth
  • Two Snap button flat pockets
  • One small zip pocket on sleeve
  • 3/4 length
  • Single breasted
  • Made in Japan
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