A bomber jacket for grown-ups?

Traditionally made from thick leather with a front-zip enclosure, knitted cuffs and waistband, and a high wrap collar to keep out the wind, the short-bodied bomber jacket first appeared in the early Thirties when the US Air Force made it standard issue for aircrew. The intervening decades have seen the style adopted by Seventies skins, Eighties club kids (remember the sage green, Indian orange-lined nylon MA-1 bomber?) and more recent trendsetters (Burberry’s shearling-lined style has flown off the rails over the past few seasons). This winter, it’s the turn of the tailored bomber jacket, cut from weighty fabrics. If you can have a grown-up's bomber jacket, this is as close as it gets. (£650, Matches Fashion)

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