Autumn is here, and it’s time to ditch those shorts and singlets for something a little more seasonally appropriate.
This year, we recommend the super-hot bomber jacket. It’s been popping up everywhere, from the runways at fashion week to Kanye West concerts (which, admittedly, are starting to look more and more like the same thing).
If you’re not convinced, consider this: Alpha Industries, one of the original manufacturers of apparel on contract for the US military since 1959, saw sales double for their many authentic replica models of bomber jackets in 2015, according to Esquire.
West loved the MA-1 jacket so much that he bought 100 of them for his Yeezus tour in 2013. Since then, many designers have tried their hand at recreating the classic silhouette, and they could be seen on the runways of the most recent men’s fashion week.
OK, so they’re cool — but that’s not the only reason why we’re recommending them.
They’re also not too heavy, which is perfect for changeable Autumn weather. They look great worn open on warmer days, and since they’re made from nylon, they’re naturally both waterproof and breathable.
As for styling, bomber jackets couldn’t be easier to wear. Put them on over a t-shirt or button-up shirt for a super-easy way to look cool.
We love the original MA-1 made by Alpha Industries (top left, $140), but pretty much every company makes one these days, including the lower end of Topman (bottom left, $80) and the mid-tier of J. Crew’s Wallace and Barnes vintage-inspired collection (right, $200).
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