As with most trends the bomber jacket is steeped in a history of practicality and necessity. Traditionally designed as military flight-jackets made to withstand cold temperatures at high altitudes, without the bulk of say, an afghan or a full length fur coat, the streamlined bomber jacket was born. As flight advanced and aircrafts changed so did the bomber jacket, undergoing a few iterations over the early years of military flight. From leather and shearling (still stylish and hitting runways this fall) to lighter weight nylon and wool the staple jacket was soon adopted by civilians.
This is not the first season the bomber has hit the catwalk. For both men and women the trend is huge for AW16. From basic black nylon to purple fur - most of the menswear runways had a version of the iconic jacket. A great piece for that tricky time of year between mild autumn days and crisp winter mornings the bomber jacket has the benefit of never really going out of style.
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