You can trace a significant portion of the outerwear back to the military origins, but the bomber jacket remains a resounding favorite of all standard-issue descendants. Military productivity distilled into a nifty kit with a huge sub-cultural history? That’s pretty much what we’re searching for in our jackets, and the bomber has it in abundance.
Since its repeated success in the ’50s, the bomber has been embraced by various subcultures, from punk to hip hop, and still holds firm as one of the most common casual products available. About every label has tried its hand on the bomber jacket, and that’s another reason why it’s still an important addition to the wardrobe. The range of bomber types on sale means there’s something for everybody, but right now we’ve chosen some of the best out there.
From the classic bits of Alpha Companies to the unorthodox, it takes on the style of the likes of A.A. Spectrum, we’re serving up a strong claim as to why the bomber jacket could be the most flexible item in your closet this season and the next.
Shop the best bomber jackets below.
Alpha Industries L-2B Flight Bomber Jacket
Alpha Industries is renowned for its classic bomber jacket design and this L-2B model is a great example. Featuring the brand ‘s signature red tag on the arm, the clean ecru colorway is perfect for fall and winter environments.
Off-White™ Printed Cotton Bomber Jacket
Virgil’s washed-out take on the bomber jacket has a pre-loved retro feel and the inclusion of a hood guarantees that the piece is ultra casual. The arrow pattern of the mark graces the back as a signature.
Uniqlo MA-1 Blouson
With this black MA-1 jacket, Uniqlo keeps things completely classic. Elasticated cuffs, hem and collar keep warm while a pocket on the left arm offers an authentic bomber-jacket touch.
ADER error x Alpha Industries MA-1 Bomber Jacket
ADER error is teaming up with Alpha Industries to put a spin to the classic bomber. This remix features a detachable, layered hood and several toggles for flexible, tech-leaning fit.
Daily Paper Ebomb Padded Shell Bomber Jacket
On the heels of Daily Paper opening a flagship store in New York, it was only right that we had this classic dark-green number on the label. Subtle embellishment comes in the form of a text logo on the back of the neck and a gray tag on the arm.
Burberry Brookland Chequer-Print Cotton Bomber Jacket
Burberry transforms the famous Nova Check into a meta checkerboard of its own. This breathable cotton jacket features light insulation for a short trip out, but you’re going to need some insulating backup for something more substantial.
UNDERCOVER Fallen Man-Printed Technical-Shell Bomber Jacket
UNDERCOVER prefers for a classic black and orange palette for this heavy-duty street bomber. The striking ‘Fallen Man’ image portrays the piece physically on one page, but you can also switch the jacket on the orange side for a graphic-free look.
Random Identities Signature Bomber Jacket
Random Identities offers a simple rendition of the bomber jacket. This all-black piece features a satin body with traditional rib-knit cuffs.
A.A.Spectrum Padded Bomber Jacket
A.A. Spectrum’s padded bomber incorporates heavily lowered shoulders for easily relaxed aesthetics. Technical satin construction combines with Thinsulate padding for comfort, while a tiny Japanese graphic on the back provides a personal touch.
The Very Warm Light Quilted Bomber Jacket
Primaloft Quilting means that the Very Warm Bomber is, well, very warm. Without being too heavy, this is the right liner jacket for your layered ensembles this season.
YMC Zipped Bomber Jacket
This YMC zipped bomber jacket gives us a new look at the trend. Retaining some of the bomber ‘s conventional characteristics, such as orange linen, satin body, and arm pocket, a kimono-like neckline brings a twist to the design.