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Get the Look – Pete “Maverick” Mitchell

Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

After a long wait of over 30 years for the return of high-flying hero Maverick and his team of volleyball-playing pilots, it now appears as if we’re just going to have to wait that little bit longer to catch a glimpse of the fast-paced sequel. Following a countless number of delays and the taste of two trailers, Top Gun: Maverick will (hopefully) be set for takeoff in July of next year. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the star of the show and how his iconic 80s style has evolved over the last 34 years…

As it turns out, it hasn’t that much! Sticking with his fail-safe favourites, Tom Cruise is once again uniformly dressed in a trusty white tee and jeans combo. His utilitarian look is reliable and practical with a few upgrades not dissimilar to the subtle aesthetic enhancements of the fighter jets he pilots. He’s swapped his iconic leather jacket for a sleek bomber and toned down his red, white and green western boots for a more palatable brown. Perched upon a second supercharged Kawasaki and finishing off the look with that quintessential pair of aviator sunglasses, his less-is-more approach to reinvention has him once again ready to feel the need for speed. After all, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Take his timeless style out for a test drive using our picks below. 

Jacket – bomber-jacket-in-olive-flight-nylon

Add your own patches for that ultimate Maverick flair.

T-Shirt –

Sunspel’s classic cotton tee is our go-to pick for a high quality basic.

Jeans –

For both jeans and motorbikes, Japanese is the way to go. 

Boots –

Project TWLV’s Flame boots provide that western silhouette without the full cowboy commitment.

Sunglasses –

Aviators. Goes without saying really.