The MA-1 bomber jacket, developed in the Fifties, has been worn by civilians since the Seventies, and has surged in popularity in recent seasons, often retaining its orange lining, even in designer versions.
Mr & Mrs Italy substituted the latter with fox fur for its fall collection, bringing military style to a new luxury summit. A purveyor of zhooshed-up military outerwear since 2007, the brand also added an overcoat for the season, the coolest boasting a shaggy sheepskin lining and a big collar to warm the neck and frame the face.
The contrast of rugged cloth and luscious pelts worked on trench coats and parkas. Bombers made entirely of fur — mosaiclike intarsias in blush or denim shades — were less convincing.