Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson M-422A Leather Jacket BlackBuzz Rickson's
The collaboration between Buzz Rickson's 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.
The M-422A is one of the iconic jackets of USN garment history. Initially introduced in 1940 by the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics as the M442, the addition of a pencil slot in the left pocket warranted the change of spec to M-422A a year later. This jacket has truly lasted the test of time and with its good looks and extremely functional design, with only the smallest of changes to the basic design and specs it has continued to be issued to U.S. Navy pilot rights up to today - now commonly known as the G-1.
The Buzz Rickson's x William Gibson M-422A is cut in Japan from the finest vegetable tanned, hand aniline-dyed goatskin. The 1/2 inch shearling collar features mouton and is complimented by the fine grade 100% wool knits on both cuffs and waistband. The zip front features a Talon Mil Spec Nickel Finished Zip while the snap buttons used meet U.S. Government Department of Defence regulations. The Contract NXs 416 is complete with mil spec urea buttons while a trim, short silhouette completes the look on this cracking piece.
- 100% Goatskin
- Vegetable tanned, hand aniline dyed
- 1/2 inch shearling collar with mouton
- 100% wool knits on cuffs and waistband
- Talon Mil Spec Nickel Finished Zip front
- U.S. Government Department of Defence snap buttons
- Mil spec urea buttons
- Two front pockets
- One inner pocket w/snap button closure
- Contract: NXs 416
- Buzz Rickson Mfg. Co. / William Gibson Label
- Made in Japan
Congratulations, you found it! As your reward, use "01DTCQWZGFFT" at checkout for 25% off.
Since the beginning of the year there has been certain changes to service due to the on going Covid-19 pandemic, as well as Brexit which means that our courier services maybe experiencing some delays which are out of our control. For these reasons we cannot guarantee quoted delivery times, though very rarely have we found issues and holdups.
We appreciate your understanding.
Normal Operating Delivery Prices
UK & Ireland – £6 Next Day Delivery
(Free Next Day Delivery on Order Over £100)
Europe & Rest of World
Shipping rates vary by zone and cart value.
•Free Tracked Standard Shipping: 7-13 business days
(Tracking available after being scanned at shipment hub)
•Express Courier (Air): 1-2 business days
All deliveries must be signed for as proof of receipt.
(Free Standard and Express Options Available at Checkout - this is based on spend, shipping location & options selected)
*After the UK’s recent departure from the European Union, there has been an unavoidable upheaval in all trade.
To help ease the confusion, we use a shipping partner to assist us with all international shipments, which allows us to show you, upfront, all costs before delivery including duties and customs know as DDP (Delivery Duty Paid).
All prices are inclusive of processing and delivery fees (excluding courier fees where applicable) meaning the price shown is the price you will pay delivered to you, with no hidden customs or clearance fees!
All orders placed from within the EU have the local rate of VAT added and paid within destination country; so no excess VAT will be charged upon arrival and we do not collect UK VAT. This also means that you are able to pay in local currency (or the currency of your choice) to a local bank account, as well as offering payment plans wherever applicable.