The bomber jacket isn’t a new, breakthrough style by any means, but it’s been cropping up among the fashionistas and street-style set for some time now.
With its military fighter pilot origins, the bomber jacket will instantly give you an injection of attitude.
I went for a casual look pairing this military inspired bomber jacket with a distressed pair of jeans and some high heels giving a feminine touch to the overall look.
The democratization of the bomber jacket owes something to how easy it is to wear. Short at the hip and wide at the shoulder, it’s comfortable and it fits most body types.
The bomber jacket is an unlikely fashion classic. “Bombadier” jackets were first introduced in 1917, created by the US Army’s new Aviation Clothing Board, to give freedom of movement and protection to pilots working in freezing conditions in open cockpits. Two world wars and hundreds of Hollywood war films later, the quiet cool of the era’s greatest leading men rubbed off and the bomber jacket had secured a permanent place in fashion’s arsenal for both men and women.