Bomber jackets were formally known as flight jackets. It was used during the world wars. During WW1, there were no enclosed cockpits so the leather jacket was used by military pilots to combat the cold because of the high altitudes. In 1915, France and Belgium’s Royal flying corps wore long, heavy-duty leather flying coats. Then in 1917, the US Army Aviation clothing board created a leather jacket as part of their uniform.
In 1927, a type A-1 jacket was created by US Army. It had a knit waistband, cuffs, flap pockets, and button closure. In the 30’s type A-2 (with zip closure) was introduced, then came the B-15. These pilot jackets were blueprints of various types of our modern bomber jackets.
This timeless piece has evolved over time to a fashion staple. So here are 3 reasons to own a bomber jacket.
1. Available in varieties:
The bomber jacket was worn by military men in ancient times but now comes in various styles and patterns which can be worn by anyone. It comes made in different materials; suede, polyester, lace, leather, nylon, denim, and even Ankara. It has so many textures and colours for you to craft your personal style. Bomber jackets are so versatile that they can be customized and embroidered for any occasion.
2. Can be styled effortlessly:
With the bomber jacket, anything goes. It flows with whatever outfit you have in mind; dress, jeans, skirt, top, and so on. In a rush, it saves the stress of digging through your wardrobe for what to wear. It can be worn to suit your personal style.
What’s more fun is, it can be dressed either up or down depending on the occasion. On a casual meet, the bomber jacket can be worn over a white top, jeans, and sneakers. For a party, a leather bomber jacket can be worn over a flowery dress on heels. As unisex wear, it also gives this cool vibe and sophisticated look that helps you stand out from the crowd. The bomber jacket is now more than just a trend, it’s a must-have in your wardrobe.
3. Can be worn in all seasons:
You do not need cold weather to step out in a bomber jacket. There are lighter bomber jackets that can be worn when the sun is up to give you a breezy feeling. If it becomes too hot, it can easily be draped to give a whole new look.
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