There's no shortage of bomber jackets available in stores this autumn, so you'll need to go the extra mile for something really special.
As much as we love Drive, wearing a satin jacket to the pub is a bit much. And a plain bomber jacket, while nice, will look a bit boring with everyone owning one version or another.
A happy medium is this jacket. We can't say we'd ever thought a cable knit front would look good on a bomber jacket but we're glad to be proven wrong. And, most surprisingly, it was made by French label Carven. Not head of Carven? We don't blame you.
Formerly a French couture house, Carven relaunched in 2009 with a women's ready to wear collection. The menswear line followed soon after, focusing on everyday items that any guy wants in their wardrobe. So no knee length t-shirts or trousers with attached skirts.
Items are easily wearable but still stand out, looking stylish but avoiding try-hard. Wear it with a polo shirt, black jeans and a pair of Jack Purcells and do your best Gosling starey look for maximum effect. Just leave the hammer at home. (Browns, £610)