BM1-11 Carrier Vest

Based on a 1970s U.S. Army Type E1 radio carrier vest but given a minimalistic twist to create a sleek vest that carries a more waistcoat-like appearance. The BM1-11 features A/A/F's signature tape buttons inspired by vintage rescue vests at the centre front, two large patch pockets and a tape closure with metal snap buttons which can be closed at the front or tied at the back for a more waisted silhouette.

Made of Ventile, a cotton fabric originally designed for air force pilots during WWII: it has exceptional water repellent properties and is designed to last a lifetime. The BM1-11 Carrier Vest is made by hand in very limited quantities at the A/A/F studio in Amsterdam, using deadstock Ventile twill left over from previous productions.

Made in The Netherlands.

  • Made of 100% cotton Ventile Twill
  • Inspired by a 1970s vintage U.S. Army Type E1 radio carrier vest
  • Rescue vest inspired tape button closure at the front
  • Large patch pockets
  • Tape closure with snap buttons
  • Made by hand at A/A/F studio in Amsterdam
  • Made of deadstock fabric; limited pieces available


  • 100% cotton (Ventile Twill)
  • Dry Clean recommended
  • Fits true to size. Take your normal (combo) size
  • This vest is designed for a relaxed fit
  • Non-stretch fabric
  • Model Giles wears size 1 (represents size XS / S / M)
  • Size 2 represents size L / XL / XXL
  • Model height: 6'/ 183cm

If you have any questions about sizing, please email us.

sizing image
A (Chest width)5760
B (Back Length)63,566,5
C (Shoulder width)36,539
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