Bombs Away

The bomber jacket stakes its claim as a modern sportswear staple.

 

A staple of modern sportswear and utility, the iconic bomber jacket is one of the hardest-hitting menswear trends this season. The casual yet pulled-together nature of the style—once a uniform necessity for men of flight during World War I—has effortlessly carried its popularity through generations. Even its styling has moved beyond the sporty set to encompass new territory. Bombers have become the new blazer, adding an edge to tailored shirts and ties, color to basic black and gray, and pockets aplenty to the normally storage-challenged sport coat. Jersey, cotton and wool, as well as sleek embellishments, have transformed this statement piece into the perfect type of multi-functional outerwear. For spring, be ready for the menswear must-have to take on a variety of shapes and prints.

 

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Michael Kors Jacket and Polo available at at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200, Scotch & Soda Beanie and Dita Optical Sunglasses available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.

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Saks Fifth Avenue Leather Bomber Jacket, Button-up and Crew Neck available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. Nixon Diplomat Watch available at 10denza, Central West End, 314.361.1010.

 

Photo credit: Attilio D’Agostino

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