With a deep-rooted history steeped in military origins, the bomber jacket is your sartorial one-way ticket to exuding punk bravado with rugged masculinity that oozes effortless style. Don’t just take our word for it, this versatile jacket has been a recurring addition on the fall men's fashion runways as the streetwear trend continues to reign. Ahead, we give you 3 fresh ways to sport the iconic bomber jacket.1. Functionality meets fashion
Military-inspired garb will always be in style; we aren’t talking camouflage prints, but combat boots, cargo pants, leather jackets or even aviator sunglasses. There’s just something about these functional pieces that make you look instantly badass — and the bomber is no exception. Then known as the ‘MA-1 flight jacket’, the bomber was designed by the US Navy in the 1930s and was originally made from leather with a shearling collar. Today, the jacket has gained cult status in the menswear arsenal and can speak for itself even with a pared-down look. So take a page out of the military notebook and sport your bomber like Tom Cruise in Top Gun over a crew neck t-shirt and your favourite pair of denim jeans.
When it comes to the new back-to-office dress code, ‘power casual’ has officially taken over ‘power dressing’ and the bomber makes a worthy addition to your fall workwear wardrobe. After all, it’s an extra layer you can easily slip on and off in between office commutes, which comes in lightweight fabrics like hemp that is suitable for transitional weather. Make it work for the office by layering it over a crisp shirt and elasticated waistband pants for a comfortable yet competently casual look.
As the colder months come closer, doubling up on jackets will be your best bet to stay warm. But the best way to retain some style while you cosy up in some layers is by teaming up the coolest jackets in your closet and there’s no better a combo than the bomber over a denim jacket. After all, the bomber’s characteristically roomy shoulder-to-arm construction allows you to layer up with utmost freedom. Dressed up or down, this combination will be a huge hit with just about anything in your wardrobe.
Published by: Vibhuti Vazirani/ 2021-09-19