The Bomber Jacket Evolution

It’s undeniable that The Bomber Jacket has become a staple item in many people’s wardrobes over the past few years, and Esquire Magazine have even gone as far to say that 2016 is the “Year of the Bomber Jacket”


Influential people and celebs I think are responsible for the Bomber Jacket craze, as it would seem everyone wants what they have, I certainly do! For example David Beckham is a big fan of this style of jacket and across the pond you will see Kanye West donning some type of garish bomber (not the kind of style I like, but each to their own)

The Bomber Jacket is no way a ‘new’ design and goes all the way back to the 1950s when the United States Air Force would wear them in the classic khaki colours! Just look at the 1986 film ‘Top Gun’ starring Tom Cruise the jacket he wears is an absolute classic!


Below I have suggested some really nice bomber jackets I have found on the net! So if your wardrobe is lacking a bomber then check them out! The 2 I am wearing in this post are from H&M (Navy Long Line) and Zara (Grey Bomber)

Manière De Voir // Beige Bomber Jacket // £49.99 – A new brand I have recently discovered is Manière De Voir! They are a UK-based fashion brand who design contemporary pieces at very competitive prices!

Take for example this bomber jacket, I absolutely love the design and it looks super comfortable. One of my favourite parts of the design has got to be the Manière De Voir branding which appears on the lower right section of the coat (near the zip) and straight across the top back section! Great little feature, and still very understated.

Next // Khaki Badge Bomber // £75 – Another popular design of Bomber is the badge and ‘Souvenir Jacket’ which Next have a few of! I’m not really into the loud and out there designs as don’t really like to be the centre of attention but this one in particular is one of the more subtle ones I could see myself wearing. I’m constantly on the look out for a nice Khaki jacket, but haven’t found the ONE yet! Maybe this is it!

Reiss // Sussex Suede Bomber // £375 – This is like my holy grail for Bomber Jackets! I’m a big fan of Reiss and this is just looks the pinnacle of comfort plus its called “Sussex” and that’s where I live! Sumptuously soft suede! Please give this to me NOWW!!

This is the type of jacket you can wear the whole night, with basic t as it’s not a jacket, jacket! Its more of a thin top which can be made super smart of super casual, so very versatile! Pricey but you can’t go wrong with Reiss and their quality.

H&M // Long Wool-Blend Bomber Jacket // £69.99 – This post wouldn’t be right without a suggestion from H&M! I honestly couldn’t function without them! They are such great value for money and always ensure they are on-trend with the high-end designers. Take for example this Long Line Bomber, its great and I would definitely wear it! Its 69% wool & 31% cotton so I imagine it would be super comfortable! Plus you have the option of Dark Blue or Dark Grey!

So there we have it! A little bit of Bomber Jacket history, some snaps of my own collection and also some great suggestions if you’re on the lookout for a new jacket! I’m always on the lookout so if you can suggest any let me know!


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