Style Round Up: Luxe Bombers

Our pick of the best aviation-inspired jackets 

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.

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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.

 

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