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The Bomber Jacket Is an Outerwear Essential

Designed first for military pilots, the style's far more pedestrian now.

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Back in the day, the bomber jacket was standard issue for the bold and the cold. Designed to make pilots as comfortable as possible while airborne in non-insulated airplanes, the jackets were available in only two sturdy materials, leather or nylon. Today, things are a bit…lighter than those uniforms of war. Modern-day bomber jackets retain the distinguishing features of their military service — the slightly shortened torso and ribbed collar, cuffs and hem, a pocket on the arm, plus the occasional collar — yet use lighter-weight fabrics for increased versatility. The bomber jackets below are optimal brisk-weather attire, capable of being layered under an overcoat, on top of a simple t-shirt, or paired with a hoodie.

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Our Pick
Alpha Industries
Heritage MA-1 Bomber Jacket
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An upgrade
A.P.C.
Mathieu Bonded Bomber Jacket
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An affordable alternative
Topman
Quilted Bomber Jacket
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Beams Plus
Jersey Bomber Jacket
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Abercombie & Fitch
Relaxed Bomber Jacket
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Taylor Stitch
The Bomber Jacket
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Everlane
Bomber Jacket
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Buck Mason
Leather Bruiser Bomber
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Autograph
Bomber Jacket
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Oliver Spencer
Newport Bomber Jacket
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J. Crew
Everyday Bomber Jacket
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Dehen 1920
Division Sport Pack Knit Jacket
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The Kooples
Khaki Bomber Jacket
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Cole Buxton
Zipped Bomber Jacket
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Filson
C.C.F. Bomber Jacket
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Bonobos
The Sherpa Collar Bomber
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Ten C
OJJ Flight Jacket
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