What Is A Bomber Jacket?
A bomber can be identified by its ribbed cuffs and hem, front zip closure and defined neckline. They come in a range of styles and fits, from the standard waist length design to longline, and even some with a hood.
How To Wear a Bomber Jacket
There are plenty of different styles to choose from when it comes to your
bomber jacket. So, to make it a little easier for you, we’re going to break it down into a few categories you can look at before picking up your next piece.
Sports luxe has been gaining momentum and has become one of the most stylish looks out there. Throw your jacket on over a long tee, polo or sweatshirt and pair with relaxed trousers such as joggers. Another way to wear this style would be to layer a hoodie underneath your jacket. Choose a hoodie in a darker colour such as black or navy for best results.
A dress code that sits directly between the two can be a tricky one to do well. But if you take the right elements from both styles, you’re onto a winner. Since your jacket is on the casual side, pair with a formal shirt as you would for the smart style, then bring an element of casual back in by wearing relaxed trousers such as chinos. In terms of footwear, simple leather trainers would work well, creating an overall smart yet relaxed look – just make sure that your trainers are kept as clean as possible!
It may seem unlikely considering its background in men’s military style jackets, but the bomber jacket can look great with formal wear. Slim fit denim jeans or trousers cropped to your ankle work well worn with a formal shirt underneath. Now, you want to stick to monochrome or neutral colours so that it’s your bomber jacket that’s making the statement and so that the formal or smart element of the outfit is not lost. If you want to really step up the smart bomber jacket look, then there is only one obvious choice to go for. Our Suede Bomber Jacket in Black is smart and easy to style and wear. With internal pockets for functionality, internal lining for warmth and with a cuffed collar, cuffs and waist, this jacket makes for the perfect smart/casual attire piece.
For a casual look, wear your jacket with a pair of black chinos or casual trousers. In colder months, you could team it with a sweatshirt in a grey or black to keep the warmth in. Style with a beanie hat to finish it off. When it comes to footwear, consider a pair of trainers and you’re on to a winner.
What to Consider Before Buying a Bomber Jacket
- Fit: Possibly the most important aspect, the fit of the jacket should be similar to that of a tailored blazer – snug on the shoulders and slim through the sleeves and body. However, be careful not to go too tight as you’re going to want to be able to layer clothes underneath.
- Fabric: Are you looking for a bomber for all seasons or specific to one? Traditional bomber materials such as leather, wool and fleece are great for winter, whereas suede, nylon and polyester are more transitional, suitable whatever the weather.
- Fastening: Most bombers feature a zip fastening. To get the most out of yours, try to find one with either a snap fastening at the collar or a double-ended zip to give you more options when choosing how to wear it. See the style guide below if you’re unsure.
- Colour: Bombers look best when styled with monochrome or neutral colours. This lets the jacket make the statement and means it can easily be incorporated with whatever’s already in your wardrobe. Whether green, blue, tan or even printed, you have the freedom to choose.