The Bomber jacket is an enduring and highly versatile piece in any man’s wardrobe, and works in any season of the year. Here’s three suggested ways to wear it.
It was truly transformed from military issue jacket to mainstream fashion piece by Tom Cruise in Top Gun and ever since, the Bomber Jacket – in all its guises – has become an essential piece in the collections of most menswear outfitters.
In recent years it’s become a lot less bulky, a lot more slimline and fitted, in the modern way, and so perfect for wearing as the seasons change from cold to warm. You can change your look so easily by wearing the Bomber with the right combination, as we show below…
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Photography Duncan Killick
Styling Kim Payne
Grooming Bradwyn Jones
As Winter becomes Spring becomes Summer, the bomber is perfect trans-seasonal wear. Pair it with a simple tee or singlet and a tailored pant to change the look from classic to date-worthy.
G-Star bomber, $300. Bonds singlet, $16.95. Polo Ralph Lauren pants, $449. Bandana from www.bandanashop.com
For hitting the town, add some shine with a jacket that takes you from day to night.
PS by Paul Smith bomber, $590, and shirt, $225 and pants, $355; Paul Smith sneakers, $605, and belt, $220.
Don’t be safe – go for colour. Be casual but noticeable on the weekend, pairing the red bomber back with jeans and a sweater.
Tommy Hilfiger Bomber, $399, and sweater, $180. Vetements jeans, $1,600, from Matches Fashion. Ben Sherman, sandshoes.
Ben Sherman: www.bensherman.com.au
Matches Fashion: matchesfashion.com
Tommy Hilfiger: hilfiger.com
Paul Smith: paulsmith.co.uk
Polo Ralph Lauren: www.ralphlauren.com