Reading: Five Stylish Bomber Jackets for Five Styles of Men
Five Stylish Bomber Jackets for Five Styles of Men
The bomber jacket has become the defacto jacket to wear during the cooler months for the past two to three seasons. While the iconic piece is rooted deep in history (think badass pilots circa WWII), a modern makeover has transitioned the jacket into somewhat of a staple. Bombers are no longer just for trendy street style stars and A$AP Rocky anymore; they’re for handsome men looking for really rad fall outerwear. In the menswear landscape of 2016, the bomber jacket comes in a variety of iterations, designs, and price points. Translation: Anybody can now be a part of the squad. To showcase how far the high-flying bomber jacket has come, here are five different types of bombers for five distinct lifestyles.
The All-Around Bomber Jacket
An all-around bomber is something of a hard find. You want it to be versatile, warm and most importantly won’t cost you a month’s rent. The Arrivals, an NYC based brand, has been dropping well-made outerwear (at affordable prices) by selling directly to consumer via their online website. The brands Han bomber is that type of no hassle jacket that fits the taste and needs of most men. The Han features the classic silhouette of the bomber jacket but with the added functional value of a goose down feather lining. Meaning you won’t have to pull a snowbird, easily wearing it into fall and even early on in the winter too.
The Bomber Jacket for the University/College Student
For any university and college student who wants to stay looking fly during class on a budget, the Uniqlo U bomber is for you. The Japanese retailer appointed Christophe Lemaire to overlook their Uniqlo U line and the end-result is badass outerwear. The MA-1 inspired bomber jacket debuts in an icy white, or the currently trending burgundy colour.
The Bomber Jacket for the Streetwear Enthusiasts
There is no real way around it that Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear Of God’s bomber jacket is expensive as f*uck. What separates the Fear of God bomber from the rest? Lorenzo’s bomber has some signature design details that can be instantly spotted and fawned over. The jacket is constructed with top notch Japanese nylon, and a dropped shoulder seam for that oversized look that has become so popular. It is the jacket to be wearing if ripped jeans and sneakers are a part of your daily outfit, and channeling your inner Saint Pablo is high on your list of priorities.
The Bomber Jacket for the Young Professional
There is no denying that office dress codes over the past half decade have taken a sharp turn towards casual. It’s no longer a requirement for men to wear a suit and tie while trying to climb the corporate ladder. Instead of looking like the droves of blue dress shirts and dress slacks minions, switch things up by adding a suede bomber to your work attire. Think of the suede bomber as a suit jacket replacement. Wear it with a shirt and tie Monday to Thursday, and dress it down with a simple striped sweater and sneakers on Friday. The suede softens the bomber jacket as a whole, and makes it the perfect modern replacement for a lapel jacket. This APC Ferris suede bomber is the type that will instantly get you compliments the day you debut it at your office.
The Bomber for the High-Fashion Follower
If you got stacks of cash and want to flex like you’re a rock and roll legend this fall look no further than Gucci. Ever since Alessandro Michele took over, the Italian luxury brand has been on a hot streak. Michele’s designs are not for those who value simple and minimalist designs. The new Gucci draws inspiration from the 70’s with eye-popping designs. Take a traditional nylon bomber, add two colorful in your face parrots on the back and you’ve got yourself Gucci.