The highly anticipated show recently hit our screens and while we’re loving the action, acting and obvious talent, we couldn’t help but notice the star of the show: the aviator jacket.

Featuring the hottest names in Hollywood, namely Callum Turner, Academy Award nominees Austin Butler (ElvisThe Bikeriders)and Barry Keoghan (SaltburnThe Banshees of Inisherin), and produced by legends Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Steven Spielberg, the nine-part World War II epic series is already promising to deliver. However, on settling in to watch the very first episode, as a fashion editor, I couldn’t help but find myself somewhat distracted by, you guessed it, the fashion. Specifically the jacket. A thing of beauty, for me the shearling aviator jacket almost stole the show. I mean, tell me you weren’t shopping while watching?

Many of the stars from the show kept their jackets – an indication of how timeless the shearling flying jacket really is.

The show’s costume designer, Colleen Atwood, who has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design twelve times, and has won four times, was meticulous in recreating an authentic look. In fact, it was so spot on, it not only honored the men of the American Bombardment Group of the air force, known as The Bloody Hundredth, it captivated us as the audience. We’re talking beautiful shearling jackets that would have kept pilots warm against freezing temperatures high in the skies, but also timeless outerwear that still appeals to generations today – proven by numerous influencers spotted in furry, oversized iterations. 

Adopting the covetable piece into our wardrobe is simple; it works with everything from jeans to chic tailoring; biker boots to loafers. And while well-known designers have created cuts for women, such as Raey, Totême and Topshop, don’t forget to check out the menswear brands. And for a truly authentic B3 bomber jacket, head to the labels that actually worked on the show’s production, Aero Leather Clothing and Eastman Leather Company. I, for one, am not only tuning in for more action, but most definitely investing in the star of the show. The aviator jacket, of course.

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Masters of the Air Jacket: Major John C Egan’s Type B-3

Costume designer, Colleen Atwood, worked with Aero Leather Clothing to replicate a distinctive early Type B3 flight jacket in an off-white colour for Callum Turner’s character, Major John C. Egan. And versions of that style are now available to buy.

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