Last Updated on 28th August 2013
Taking outerwear to a whole other level, the revival of the bomber jacket has been a godsend of sort. Especially for the style pack – many of whom prefer the ease of a carrying a stuff-in-bag jacket, as opposed to a coat of Margiela proportions!
Thanks to the prominence of the sports-luxe trend, the humble bomber jacket – from its early days on the back of the original Rebel Without A Cause to becoming a certified part of Rihanna’s street uniform– has under gone a ‘lux up’, as we like to call it
Elevating its athletic status to so-now, the go-with-everything jacket has serious style grit. Paired with a dress, over a simple tee and jeans or, daringly worn with a party dress for flair that screams I DON’T CARE, we can’t stop waxing lyrical about the bomber jacket’s versatility.
Checking in at the high end this week is a buttery soft beauty from A.P.C Atelier de Production et de Création (£455). Perfect for complementing an off-duty look, we love the contrast leather sleeves and trim. The wool-blend body promises a snugly, anti-winter chill insurance of sorts, and the slightly looser fit goes perfectly with the jacket’s relaxed vibe.
But if you’re not made of money (erm, like the majority of us), then turn to the high street, because you know it always saves you from landing in a sticky financial situation! Not scrimping on the luxury of real leather, Mango offers the perfect alternative that’s a little easier on the pocket. For £119.99, pick up this gorgeous suede jacket with leather sleeves and sporty snap button fastenings – we promise you’ll wear it forever.
So what’s on the cards? A splurge or save-athon?
Steep: A.P.C. Atelier de Production et de Création leather and wool-blend bomber jacket, £455, available at Net-a-Porter
Cheap: Suede bomber jacket, £119.99, available at Mango