Sunday, 31 March 2013
HOW TO WEAR :The Bomber Jacket SS13
The bomber jacket is just one of many menswear pieces whose heritage is cemented within the armed forces. Similar to the pea, trench and parka coats, the bomber has a timeless appeal that transcends years, styles and trends; born out of military means and adapted to form part of popular culture.
This timeless quality makes the bomber well worth investing in if you have a penchant for classic, enduring personal style.
Traditionally identified by its waist length, knitted waistband/cuffs and front zip closure the bomber has been reinvented and reinvigorated in various forms. The basic bomber silhouette has played part in a number of classic takes that have gone down in menswear history and continue to be worn today.
A printed bomber jacket can make a bold statement. With print being arguably the most prominent menswear trend of both 2012 and 2013, opting for a pattern shows familiarity with current industry influences. This style of bomber is ultimately a casual piece and works best when utilised as such.
Matching it with a simple sweatshirt, black jeans and pair of sneakers references another major trend: sports luxe, whilst the print in the bomber ensures the look is neither slovenly nor ordinary: