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23 Cool As Hell Bomber Jackets To Rock This Season

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Best Bomber Jackets

The bomber jacket has flown far and wide since its aviator origins. As a military uniform for pilots and soldiers during the war, the bomber jacket was picked up by style icons soon after and fast became a men’s fashion essential – which stands true still in the new century.

Recognised for its transeasonal versatility – making it wearable in summer and winter – the bomber jacket’s cropped, square silhouette cuts a masculine figure and its ribbed cuffs and elastic waistband refine the torso of the modern man.

It’s a sure-fire way to add some bad boy to your wardrobe too, with metallic hardware and patch details. And the bomber now even packs some pared-back aesthetics – less zips and pockets on more luxurious jackets, catering for minimalist tastes.

Whatever your taste and price limit, there’s a bomber jacket for you. Click through the slideshow for the best bomber jacket styles in 2019.

Classic Cotton & Nylon Bomber Jackets

classic bomber jacket

Tailored bomber jackets have seen the casual coat enter the smart casual arena. Mimicking the fit of a relaxed blazer or suit jacket, the smart bomber is streamline in design and sharp on the shoulder.

The cuffed collar, wrists and waistband will create a tapering in the areas that matter most and zips are replaced with press studs, reenacting traditional buttons. The colourway should be neutral – navy, charcoal or black – and in a more blazer-esque fabric such as linen, wool, silk or jersey (or a blended version) for a quality jacket finish that is matte instead of sheeny.

Team the smart bomber over a crisp white shirt and trousers for a fresh workplace look buttoning the middle two of the jacket so not to obscure the well-planned tie and belt. Or wear it open with a waistcoat layered underneath for a modernisation of the three-piece suit.

Topman Stone Bomber Jacket
Topman Stone Bomber Jacket $72
Penfield Conway MA-1 Bomber Jacket
Penfield Conway MA-1 Bomber Jacket $189
Bonobos The Cotton Bomber Jacket
Bonobos The Cotton Bomber Jacket $235
All Saints Fleet Bomber Jacket
AllSaints Fleet Bomber Jacket $235
J.Crew Alpha Industries® L-2B loose flight jacket
J.Crew Alpha Industries® L-2B Loose Flight Jacket $268
Everlane The Filled Nylon Bomber Jacket
Everlane The Filled Nylon Bomber Jacket $277
Wings + Horns Slub Zip Bomber Jacket
Wings + Horns Slub Zip Bomber Jacket $306
G-Star Raw Vodan DC Bomber
G-Star Raw Vodan DC Bomber $330
Theory Compact Ponte Bomber Jacket
Theory Compact Ponte Bomber Jacket $692
Polo Ralph Lauren Slim Fit Reversible Appliquéd Nylon Bomber Jacket
Polo Ralph Lauren Slim Fit Reversible Appliquéd Nylon Bomber Jacket $728
John Elliott Bogota Iridescent Nylon Bomber Jacket
John Elliott Bogota Iridescent Nylon Bomber Jacket $1,172
Gucci Reversible Bomber Jacket with Printed Sleeves
Gucci Reversible Bomber Jacket with Printed Sleeves $3,333

Print Bomber Jackets

print bomber jacket

Prints are back. And there’s no bigger way to celebrate maximalism’s ascension than with a patterned bomber jacket. Very much the statement piece, the printed bomber comes in bold florals, geo-prints, graphic writing, as well as the classic camouflage – sometimes reworked in brighter and lighter shades and in varying sheen and matte fabrics.

Orientalism is a huge trend this season with ancient Chinese motifs featuring as embroidery on the satiny bomber jacket – just like the souvenir jackets.

It’s certainly a trend-lead, anti-classic aesthetic so team the audacious jacket with minimal pieces such as basic t-shirt and jogger pants – the active bottoms creating a cool edge to the flourishing florals or zoopedup zig-zags or checks that criss-cross the jacket fabric.

While bold patterns are a fun way to make a sartorial splash in your wardrobe, look to more affordable retailers and brands to get your print-fix.

Maison Kitsuné Logo Print Bomber Jacket
Maison Kitsuné Logo Print Bomber Jacket $640
Mostly Heard Rarely Seen Jungle Bomber Jacket
Mostly Heard Rarely Seen Jungle Bomber Jacket $860
Burberry Crest Print Bomber Jacket
Burberry Crest Print Bomber Jacket $1,520
Haider Ackermann Houndstooth Multi Pocket Zipper Bomber Jacket
Haider Ackermann Houndstooth Multi Pocket Zipper Bomber Jacket $3,280
Saint Laurent Love Teddy Jacket
Saint Laurent Love Teddy Jacket $3,428
AMIRI Embroidered Wool Bomber Jacket
AMIRI Embroidered Wool Bomber Jacket $3,635

Suede & Leather Bomber Jackets

suede bomber

When the temperature drops it’s time to invest in a suede or leather bomber jacket. A direct descendant of the original flight jacket, these bombers are designed to protect you from the elements.

Brands like Tom Ford, AllSaints and Reiss all regularly release top notch suede and leather bomber jackets.

AllSaints Kemble Suede Bomber Jacket
AllSaints Kemble Suede Bomber Jacket $600
Reiss Hemsworth Suede Bomber Jacket
Reiss Hemsworth Suede Bomber Jacket $1,040
Todd Snyder Brando Bomber in Nutmeg
Todd Snyder Brando Bomber in Nutmeg $1,393
Officine Generale Slim Fit Suede Bomber Jacket
Officine Generale Slim Fit Suede Bomber Jacket $1,760
AMI Suede Bomber Jacket
AMI Suede Bomber Jacket $1,835
Paul Smith Men's Light Blue Suede Bomber Jacket With 'Artist Stripe' Cuff Lining
Paul Smith Light Blue Suede Bomber Jacket With ‘Artist Stripe’ Cuff Lining $2,785
Dunhill Flyers Leather Bomber Jacket
Dunhill Flyers Leather Bomber Jacket $4,005

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