Jackets for men maybe aplenty but bomber jackets for men are one of a kind. From the minute we saw Tom Cruise gliding in Top Gun with a bomber jacket keeping him company, we’ve been completely in awe of the gorgeous outerwear.
Today, the versatility of the piece has been tried and tested through the same tired ropes. That fortunately has not dulled the magic (or chaos) that favours the bomber jacket. Blessed upon us by the civilised armed forces, today the bomber jacket is seeing popularity in the eyes of the young, aspiring populace from dizzying heights. Where at times the jacket is picked up, altered and presented in a beta version, sometimes it serves as a nostalgia inducing fascination piece.
So, it’s no surprise then that the Autumn Winter 2019 collection is choc-a-bloc with playful bomber jackets. A couple of years back the jackets and suiting department saw a flurry of activity due to the design, motif, fabric play that intercepted us then. Today the veterans have fallen back on classics that have grazed our pop culture since decades.
These are details that would transport you back! Colourblocking might be ruling the roaster of microtrends, but velvet, suede and other brushed fabrics (and leathers) aren’t far behind. While no bones have been made about the colours popping in, the Disney collaboration with Kith, or the 3 striped motif with Pigalle, it is quite apparent that these jackets all have worked overtime to go back in time.
With the chaos in our society being what it is, a lot of fashion trends today work as a time capsule reflecting the nicer, calmer and gentler times of the years gone by.