10 Brilliant Bomber Jackets For Men

By Charlie Colville

5 months ago

This wardrobe staple has been a classic for decades


As far as wardrobe staples go, the bomber jacket is pretty iconic. With over 100 years of history under its belt, the bomber has been worn by everyone – from war pilots and actors (hello, Ryan Reynolds) to musicians and models. Keen to try the trend? These are the best bomber jackets for men – and how to wear them.

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What Is A Bomber Jacket?

A bomber jacket is a casual piece outerwear, typically styled with puff sleeves, a shirt collar, gathered, ribbed cuffs and a matching waistband. Materials-wise, most bomber jackets are made from leather, but you’ll also find designs in polyester, nylon, suede and cotton. Having been around for decades – it was first designed to keep pilots warm in their planes during the First World War – the bomber jacket has become a classic wardrobe staple, worn by both men and women all over the world.

How To Wear A Bomber Jacket

1. Stick With A Neutral Base

If in doubt (or starting out), use a neutral base so that you can play with the style and colour of your bomber jacket. We’d recommend a dark shirt and jeans paired up with your favourite sneakers. The result? A polished look created with minimal effort.

2. Colour & Pattern

 

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Neutrals not your thing? Then try branching out a bit with the colour and pattern of bomber, so that you have more of a statement piece. While many classic bombers come in black, brown and navy, more brands are releasing colourful and printed versions of this outerwear staple. You can use the same principles before and team it up with a neutral base, or incorporate the colours of your bomber into other components of your outfit – think shirt, accessories and even shoes.

 3. Up The Formality With Slacks

 

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For events where a suit isn’t necessary, but you’re still expected to dress up, a bomber comes in handy. Wear it over a smart shirt or tee (plain or patterned, the choice is yours), with slacks and slightly dressier shoes (think nice trainers, maybe loafers) – the result will make you look dressed up without being overly formal.

Brilliant Bomber Jackets For Men

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