Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall style - The bomber jackets

JOHN VARVATOS STAR USA
Known also as a Flight jacket the bomber jacket is a piece that originally was created for pilots. It was started in WW I (it s amazing to think of how many great styles and garments were created in the two world wars....), when airplanes did not have an enclosed cockpit, which necessitated a garment that could keep pilots sufficiently warm (can you imagine flying up there in an open cockpit????? man i'm freezing just thinking about it...). The US Army established the Aviation Clothing Board in September 1917 and began distributing heavy-duty leather flight jackets; with high wraparound collars, zipper closures with wind flaps, snug cuffs and waists, and some fringed and lined with fur. Thus, the American flight jacket was born. The two most historical and well-known American flight jackets are the A-2 jacket and the G-1 that in their popularity became symbols of honor, adventure, and style and movies like Top Gun boosted sales of the G-1 tremendously, making these once-specialized jackets collector and fashion items. Now days these stylish flight jackets evolved into a style statement! Versions of the jackets include a casual  sage silk/nylon (known as the MA-1), a warm shearling version, or quilted wools although the leather bomber in black or brown with fur collar is still the classic style and if you have to pick up only one to have..... it will be that.
The bomber is the perfect jacket for all (although some styles like the down jackets can carry you well into a colder weather) and again is a jacket that can fit into almost every guy's wardrobe. This jacket will support a
casual look with jeans , white T, crew neck sweater and converse sneakers or  a military/pilot inspired look pair with cotton khaki trousers, boots, a cozy soft sweater fun scarf. The wool version bomber can also be worn sometimes with a dressier business look over slacks and a button down shirt and v-neck vest or sometimes even a suit.
 Check out below styles and get yourself pilot license.......
The hipster 80's style - J. SABATINO
colorful bomber - Pendelton
Classic bomber - POLO RALPH LAUREN
Slim Fit from SPURR
A warm version - CANADA GOOSE
ACNE

5 comments:

  1. Great post! I think a man in a bomber jacket is soooo sexy!!! It's amazing how you can find these jackets in so many materials now. I'm still crazy about the original shearling bomber jackets.

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  2. Thank you.
    Yes the bomber has been a trendy item for a couple of years now

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  3. Great posting.!!!! I'm as yet wild about the first Bomber motorcycle jacket ...

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