There are several reasons why a bomber jacket is now fashion’s favorite statement piece. To begin with, it is trendy and versatile. Be it a date night or a casual outing, a bomber jacket can never fail you.
Bomber Jacket: What’s That?
So, what is a bomber jacket? Well, think of the military flight jacket that was designed during World War I when pilots needed warm and sturdy clothing while flying. During that time, people like us embraced the piece of clothing like nobody’s business. Over time, it became a fashion item not only for men, but also for women. The old flight jacket was earlier made of leather, but now bomber jackets are available in a variety of materials, including wool, suede, polyester and nylon.
The bomber has metamorphosed over the years – ribbed cuffs and hemlines, a front zip closure and a delineated neckline are the best-loved features of the coat du jour these days.
A traditional bomber jacket is available in a wide variety of designs, sizes and colors.
Bomber Jackets: Timeless Fashion
While it may not be setting runways afire, a bomber jacket is fast becoming part and parcel of our daily wardrobe. Today’s versions maintain the original’s athletic flair, but its structure quickly pulls any clothing together, finding the perfect balance between casual and formal.
Wear it over your gym clothes for that style quotient or pair it with trousers and a long-sleeve T-shirt for a night out – a bomber jacket worn right will make you stand out from the crowd.
Flight jackets are timeless and popular among men across generations, with fans ranging from The Weeknd to Barack Obama.
Mostly, bomber jackets were originally designed for men, but with time, Top Gun Store experimented with the fashion piece and started creating bomber jacket ranges for women as well. So, grab your bomber jacket now!
Top 7 Bomber Jackets from Top Gun
MA-1 NYLON BOMBER JACKET WITH PATCHES
To give the MA-1 bomber jacket a more vintage vibe, Top Gun uses crocheted flight patches on it. The original flight jacket used by US Air Force and Navy pilots and ground staff during the 1950s inspired the MA-1 Bomber Jacket.
In warm weather, the lightweight nylon fabric allows you to keep the jacket open, and in colder months, you could zip it up and be well protected from the cold.
B-15 MEN’S FLIGHT BOMBER JACKET WITH PATCHES
B-15 bomber jacket has been given a unique look with exclusive Top Gun patches. The B-15 was the first nylon flight jacket, manufactured in 1944 to keep our Air Force pilots warm.
Vintage leather trim, assorted original patches and signature heavy-duty propeller zipper opening are some of the notable features of the jacket.
SUPER VINTAGE OFFICIAL SIGNATURE SERIES JACKET
The flight jackets under the super vintage official signature series honor the Navy’s finest fighter pilots’ service records. This jacket has a bi-swing back and a detachable authentic shearling made of 100% ultra vintage washed italian goatskin leather.
It has knit cuffs and waistline made of a wool-nylon blend, top and side entry front pockets, a full zip front with a wind flap, underarm grommets for ventilation, and two inner chest pockets. You can also find squadron patches, a naval aviator blood chit, and a European escape map lining.
MA-1 BOMBER VEST WITH PATCHES
Our original MA-1 bomber jacket turned into an MA-1 bomber vest that you can wear at any time of year. This MA-1 Bomber Vest Jacket is inspired by the official flight jacket used by US Air Force and Navy pilots and ground staff during the 1950s.
100% nylon outer shell and polyester interlining, removable faux fur and functional pockets inside and out are some of the exclusive features of this flight jacket.
MISS TG2 OFFICIAL SIGNATURE SERIES JACKET 2.0
The Miss TG2 Official Signature series flight jacket celebrates the service history of the Navy’s finest fighter pilots. This jacket has a bi-swing back and a detachable genuine shearling made of 100% washed Italian goatskin.
It also has woven cuffs and waistline made of a wool-nylon blend, top and side entry front pockets, a full zip front with a wind cover, underarm eyelets for ventilation, two inner chest pockets, squadron patches, a naval aviator blood chit, and a European escape map lining.
OFFICIAL MISS TOP GUN LEATHER JACKET
The official Miss Top Gun leather bomber jacket can make heads turn. It is made of washed vegetable-tanned Italian lambskin and has a braided knit collar and cuffs. The waistline also has patch pockets and side entrance options to keep your essential stuff. Mind-blowing, ain’t it?
‘EYE OF TOMCAT’ REVERSIBLE BOMBER JACKET
This one-of-a-kind 2-in-1 reversible bomber jacket lets you wear two separate looks for numerous occasions. Any day of the week, you can pick between beautiful embroidery on the back and a more restrained design with no patches. This traditional yet distinctive flight jacket is a spring must-have.
The official flight jackets used by the United States Air Force are the inspiration, especially those worn by pilots and ground crew from the Air Force and the Navy in the 1950s.
Choosing the Best Bomber Jacket
It’s important to have the right fit when buying a bomber jacket. Always choose a style with fitting arms that rest snuggly on your shoulders. Traditionally, large bombers are now worn closer to the body with just enough space for a layer or two underneath. Also, make sure that the length and sleeves of your jacket are appropriate for you.
The bomber should preferably end at the waistline of your jeans while the sleeves should end right before your palms, at your wrist bones.