Style change, within the denim fora time, it went from “western” fedora, mister freedom drover, whites boots, to more rockabilly esk, engineers, newsboy hat, Cossack jacket, to what it is today , whatever that is.
i guess I’m influenced by the scene, unfortunately the last few yrs it was my boys schoolyard.
what I look for in other peoples style is some effort, but it has to look effortless.
for me, I associate the ma1 with football supporters/ hooligans. In the early 80,s I guess. My town/team wore green ones, so I had to have one. Walking with my mom in the city trying to find one , she even stopped a guy that wore one where to find it.
i don’t remember if we did, but I didn’t get one that day.
later my friends mother who owned a jeans store sold them, so I got one there, I choose light blue.
still would like one today.
in my mind , my town (den haag) had green, Rotterdam had a dark reddish and Amsterdam had blue ma1.
at the time you could recognize people from where their from , by their hair cut, shoe , bomber etc.