Proving again that the best clothes start as utility wear, (see also trenches, parkas, jeans) the bomber jacket is everywhere this autumn/winter.
Practical and stylish, the faint echoes of being a fighter pilot are also especially appealing.
We’re enjoying the look most when it’s taken luxe. Leather, cashmere, suede and shearling move the shape up a level, and mean it’s smart enough for going out, as well as taking it easy in the daytime.
These work especially well on short, slender men. The cropped length accentuates the shoulders, giving a bit of a broader look, and the cropped length gives a couple of extra inches on the leg. If you’re a towering hulk it may make you look a bit like a high-school quarterback – but if that’s the look you’re going for, it’s your call.
Here’s our pick of the best.