One of my favorite shows from Fall Ready-to-Wear 2010 was the one from Burberry Prorsum. There were lots of cool aviator-inspired jackets. This was my favorite one:
I was reminded of the history behind this style on a visit to the Museum of Flight. In an exhibit entitled, "Profiles in Courage," I walked through reconstructed moments from World War I and World War II.
There were photographs, planes, weapons, music and many other artifacts from those uncertain times. It was a fascinating window into the past. Now the jacket just looks good, but back then it was vital to wear up in the skies as protection from the elements.