The classic bomber jacket has come a long way from the cockpits of fighter jets and the decks of aircraft carriers. Like the peacoat and the field jacket, bombers became part of the civilian uniform when stylish guys left the military and continued to wear their government-issued gear in everyday life. These days, everyone from Brunello Cucinelli to Versace offers luxurious takes on the hardworking originals, all of which upgrade the military grade design with luxurious fabrics, unexpected patterns (and, in some cases, both). Best of all, like the layers that inspired them, today’s bombers will still keep you warm as toast, whether you’re on the tarmac or picking up the kids from school. Below, a few of the sharpest options you can get your hands on right now—and how to deploy them for the best results.
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