They say everybody loves a man in uniform, although if he's an Englishman, everyone who claims to love him is probably just a silly-hat fetishist. For some slightly cooler war-wear: Buzz Rickson's. From a team of combat buffs who named their line after Steve McQueen's character in The War Lover, Rickson's recently launched UK operation (previously they were only avail in Japan) brings us faithfully reproduced vintage US military wear, made using original looms, stockpiled '40s deadstock zippers & buttons, and, to be scientifically certain they're getting things right, "infared spectrum ray analysis" conducted on still-existing originals. Damn. Amongst the resurrected are US Air Force flight jackets, from the khaki, wool-collar, bomber Type B-15B Test Sample (the prototype for all flight wear), to the classic Flight Instructor w/ horsehide sleeves and woolen body; complementing these is the USAF helmet bag, which is so much more convenient than just leaving your helmet in the plane. The Army's repped by large-pocket jeans made from extra-thick "slub yarn" denim, while the Marines offer cargo-pocket herringbone twill shorts, and the Navy gives up their Type N-1 Deck Jacket, sporting a durable cotton "jungle cloth" -- hopefully not previously worn by the guys you've seen in National Geographic. They've also revived a slew of combat-ready tees, sweatshirts, headgear, and shoes, and have done a special-edition collab with William Gibson, creating a militaristic all-black line based on Pattern Recognition's main character -- who, if fiction were actually stranger than truth, would be the one wearing the bearskin.