Qantas today revealed their latest uniform, this time for their pilots. Stepping back in time, designer Martin Grant has resurrected the Naval inspired white pilots cap, making the uniform not only striking, but iconic.

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The uniform replaces the 13 year old uniform from Peter Morrissey but maintains the single breasted jacket, with a more fitted look – and the new threads actually hark back to the uniforms of Qantas from the 1940s. The fitting of the jacket doesn’t just reflect fashion trends, but also serves a purpose, allowing more range of movement in the cockpit, a fairly confined space.


We love the splash of red, which can only be seen on the rear vent of the jacket, which connects the uniform to that of the cabin crew, and adds a modern twist to an otherwise, classic, and quite frankly, good looking uniform.

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Posted by:Jonny Clark

5 replies on “Qantas New Uniform Is An Awesome Step Back In Time

  1. Jonny,
    I think another point worth mentioning is that this is the first pilot uniform for QF that has a designated female uniform included in the line up. In the past, female pilots at QF have had to pull together parts of the male pilot’s uniform (hat, white shirt & tie) and make use of the flight attendant’s trousers.

    Franky, I’m surprised this didn’t happen 13 years ago with the Peter Morrissey iteration. Makes me wonder if QF is woefully behind the industry, or on the front foot on his matter.

  2. Finally!! The gents used to have to wear dark suits … now they can chose to wear … dark suits…
    it’s practically revolutionary !!

  3. It’s a great look. I remember how Pan Am pilots always stood-out in airports with their white caps, which dated from the days of flying boats. Well done, Qantas!

  4. Like the new uniforms but miss the traditionally elaborate insignia on the Pilot’s hats. Always liked the shield with the pin attachment that always looked so smart. Not a huge fan of the new ROO…looks not bad on the tail of an A380 but not flat on print.

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