We are proud to present this esteemed brand of vintage military jackets to N. America - Buzz Rickson’s! Buzz Rickson’s nylon USAF flight jackets, WWII U. S. Army tanker jackets, U. S. Navy Pea Coats, khaki chino trousers, and loop-wheeled sweatshirts are the finest, most authentic available in the world today. Until now, this brand has been available exclusively in Japan, and mostly known in America by only the most devout and informed flight jacket or military jacket enthusiasts. Those outside of Japan have found it hard to obtain anything from this range of specialty clothing, and usually the sizes are, at the largest, limited to 34-42. It is not uncommon for customers in Japan to wait over a year to obtain certain jacket styles of their choice, such as the tanker jacket, B-15 or MA-1. This is due to the great demand for this brand of unmatched quality and authenticity, as well for that fact that these goods are produced just once every year and released in the fall. When the Buzz Rickson dealers sell out of a certain jacket style or size they carry there can rarely be replenishment of dealer stock until the fall of the next year as little or no reserve stock is kept at Buzz Rickson’s corporate headquarters. Similarly, some jacket styles are special editions that are produced once and not repeated again, thus perpetuating the desirability of the goods and a mystical aura of the unobtainable. It is not uncommon for customers to collect the special editions - they have become collector items in their own right.
As the sole agent in the USA for Buzz Rickson’s, we are responsible for creating certain styles and size ranges that are inclusive of bigger sizes required for marketing jackets in North America and Europe – one that incorporates 44, 46 and 48 - as well as for bringing all those passionate fans of the William Gibson novel, “Pattern Recognition,” the heretofore non-existent Buzz Rickson’s black MA-1 jacket worn by fictionalized heroine Cayce Pollard. The jacket styles we elect to stock represent those we believe are in the greatest demand for our market; if you wish to order a Buzz Rickson product that we do not stock, please contact us with the specifics and we will attempt to obtain the goods for you. Please keep in mind that Buzz Rickson headquarters in Japan stocks very little, and very rarely has sizes at their warehouse greater than 42. Special orders of goods and/or sizes not in our stock may have a surcharge levied that is in addition to the retail price. This surcharge is due to the likelihood that the special orders will be shipped individually and not in bulk, whereas as our stock goods are shipped to us in bulk and the retail prices reflect this lower cost of shipping. Special orders of styles and/or sizes not in our inventory are not returnable or refundable unless found to be damaged or faulty. Stock goods may be returned for replacement or refund as long as the return conforms to the terms of our published return policy found in our mailing literature and on this web site. Your input regarding new styles and sizes you would like to see us carry is encouraged as this will help us plan what goods to stock in the next year.