Originally developed by the US military, the bomber jacket was designed for pilots back when aircraft cockpits were unheated and subject to the external elements. Its main purpose was to keep the pilot warm without inhibiting their movement. They were made from heavy leather or sheepskin and then transitioned to lighter fabrics when cockpits became enclosed and heated.
From US Presidents to 80s pop icons, the bomber jacket has been sported by numerous trend-setters cementing its position as a classic wardrobe staple; an outer garment that should be included in every man’s style repertoire. Variations of the bomber jacket have appeared on the runway and high street these past few years, from patterned prints, quilted panels and brocade details, the jacket caters to all tastes. The deconstructed bomber jacket worn by the gentleman in today’s post has many points of interest, a few of which commanded my attention. I was intrigued by the mesh panelling and the contrast of colour and textures. The geometric elements in his outfit make a strong modern statement, an attribute guaranteed to make an impact.
Get this look:
a. Jaguar Bomber Jacket, $87.60, Criminal Damage, asos.com
b. Kasuri Bomber, $429.24, G Star Raw by Marc Newson, asos.com
c. Baseball Jacket, $199, countryroad.com.au
d. Bomber Jacket, $105.12, asos.com
e. Leather-Sleeve Jean Jacket, $809.50, T by Alexander Wang, saksfifthavenue.com
f. Quilted Coated-Wool Bomber Jacet, £600, Kolor, mrporter.com
Note: Prices correct at time of posting