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3 of the Best | Bomber Jackets

3 of the Best | Bomber Jackets

The bomber jacket is a classic, and it's back in a big way. But with so much out there, you'll need someone to weed through it all. That'll be us then. 
Just below the leather biker jacket in the rebellion stakes, the bomber jacket has been on every hero and anti-hero in recent history. Whether it's Ryan Gosling in Drive, Steve McQueen riding in pretty much everything or Alain Delon as Eddie Pedak in Once A Thief (above), it's a certified, timeless staple.
So here's three of the best, ranging from the luxury to the utilitarian.
1 The Luxe Bomber
 
Made from a soft leather and nubuck suede sleeves, it doesn't take a genius to guess that this is the luxury option. COS, the high class offshoot of H&M, usually create at least one great jacket every season. They've topped themselves this year, making a jacket so nice our main worry is whether we'll ever dare to wear it outside.
2 The Classic Bomber
Baracuta has been making Harrington bomber jackets since 1937 and have been worn by Frank Sinatra and Steve McQueen (yes, him again) amongst a host of other luminaries. We could go on, but frankly, that's all the endorsement this jacket needs.
3 The Workwear Bomber
Finishing off the trio is workwear influenced french label Bleu De Paname. They've not taken the overly literal route most workwear labels make (read: making clothes that make us look like train drivers from the '20s). Instead they make interesting clothes in hardwearing fabrics. Alain Delon himself would definitely have approved.