If you want to replace your tattered, shabby old leather jacket, there is no need to settle for something as prosaic as a simple black coat. "Top Gun" jackets come in several forms, but all afford the wearer more style and charisma than a regular alternative. Since the release of the popular Tom Cruise film "Top Gun" in 1986, the term "Top Gun" jackets are often used to refer to replicas of the patch-covered jacket worn by Cruise in the movie, or similarly styled military or aviation jackets that are available in a number of different styles and colors. If you are considering making your own take on the ubiquitous "Top Gun" jackets you may wish to simply purchase a simple black or brown aviation jacket and then add your own military themed "Top Gun" jacket patches. If you want to wear one almost identical to the one Cruise worn during the movie, those are also available with a range of almost identical replicas available and ready to wear, patches and all. On eBay, you are sure to find a great range of coats and jackets of all descriptions whether you want to buy a brown and black "Top Gun" bomber jacket similar to the one Maverick dons as he cruises the streets on his bike, or a simple plain alternative cut in a military style.