Key Menswear Items: The Bomber Jacket

29 Jun 2015

Origins in the army didn’t stop this enduring item from transcending peace time to become a key part of the modern man’s wardrobe. Youthful and traditional at the same time, the bomber jacket has had major staying power thanks to various reincarnations from fifties Beatnik to futuristic. Cock & Bull Menswear examines this essential piece and how to work all kinds of bomber jacket for today.

The Original
This comfortable classic is never going out of style. The bomber leaves a lasting impression of heritage but also gets an easy-going edge when paired with dark jeans and sneakers. Denim versions with ribbed cotton necklines and sleeve cuffs up the ante on contemporary appeal without losing their simple silhouette. This is a true everyman garment with everyone from Nick Wooster to President Obama and Brad Pitt donning a bomber.

The College Bomber Jacket
Varsity styles bring a sporty edge to the bomber jacket trend. Trimmed with classic stripes at the neck and wrists, in traditional wool or lighter weight fabrics, these timeless items are a winner with jeans, shorts and even dress pants. Pharrell Williams always adds a playful, collegiate edge to his look and a varsity bomber complete with floral motifs and football badges is a staple for the singer/producer. For something just as athletic but easier to wear, keep it simple with college numbers and solid panels.
Discover Cock & Bull Menswear’s jackets and stylish separates to achieve a season-less look that will have you in good company with some of the world’s best dressed.

2015 Update: The Printed Bomber Jacket
Prints are now a permanent feature in menswear with floral Hawaiian interpretations adding a sprightly slant to sophisticated looks. These bomber jackets come in silky satin finishes and lightweight feels, bringing a Summery lustre to relaxed dressing. If you’re worried about creating too much of a statement, go for a camouflage print in an unexpected colour.

Our Organic Cotton Raw Denim Bomber is a very limited edition item.  We have produced just 10 of these items and finished it in o ur usual manner with a special hemp/silk linking.

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