Few garments that originate in the military hit like a men’s bomber jacket does. There’s just something about the slightly baggy, full shape, simplified collar and short profile of what was once the flight jacket. Now, designers have taken those classic attributes and ran, soared even, redesigning a classic in varying silhouettes, materials and finishes. We think a men’s bomber jacket is an absolute must for any wardrobe and below you’ll find a few choice selections on where to pick one up if you haven’t already.

Best men's bomber jackets


There’s an all-season feel to the &SONS Harris men’s bomber jacket. The brand has respected the storied legacy of the flight jacket, honouring the original designs with 7oz 100% Cotton Broken Twill for the body, 100% cotton webbing tape, and 100% cotton rip-stop sleeve fabric, whilst adding their own touches. YKK zips, leather pullers, and thoughtfully designed pockets are the &SONS additions, with an emphasis on making the garment as versatile as possible to wear. The jacket also features patch pockets on the chest, a sleeve pocket with zip fastening and contrast sleeves. Layer up in the colder months and wear it open over a white t-shirt when the temperatures heat up.

Artknit Studios

The men’s bomber jacket must be such a fun piece for designers to play with. Building from a classic silhouette, there’s so much potential to experiment with colour, materials and features. The Artknit Studios Merino bomber is one such iteration. Completely stripped back, making the most of 100% extrafine Merino wool that’s strong, but super soft on the skin, this version of the bomber eschews breast pockets and extra detailing for a button-down central fastening, button down waist pockets, a classic bomber collar and ribbed cuffs. Available in a range of earthy tones including this rich mocha brown, it’s a warm, slightly heavier knit option for wearing as outerwear or a substantial layering piece. 


Aurélien have just the thing for leisurely Riviera strolls and it’s a reversible option. Add a little smart luxury with a soft outer matte shell crafted from recycled fishing nets, with a wind and waterproof finish for keeping the elements at bay. Inside there’s a cashmere blend lining for warm and comfortable wear, with a slightly padded design that straddles classic bomber looks with a quilted feel. Elasticated cuffs and trims keep the heat inside, two side pockets keep the hands warm and the reversible nature of the jacket allows you to strut in two colourways.


CLOSED has crafted a minimalist men’s bomber jacket from Italian nylon and we’re so here for it. The Italian nylon fabric boasts a water-repellency, with the jacket made by CLOSED's partner company LTM Garments in Bulgaria. The jacket comes in a regular fit, with a handy two-way zip, two button pockets at the waist and knitted cuffs. Inside there’s a soft polyester lining and internal pockets for extra storage. Treat it like an everyday workhorse, whether sitting atop tees or a jumper knowing it’ll keep the rain off and keep you stylish whilst doing so.

Scandinavian Edition

The Scandinavian Edition Plain men’s bomber jacket is a fitted jacket made for following the body’s lines, hugging your form without any tapering. The brand’s fitted jacket silhouette is a perfect compromise between a regular and slim fit, providing enough room without unflattering heft. Inspired by classic Harrington styles, albeit with a collar closer to a classic bomber, the Plain is 100% wind and waterproof with two-way stretch and made for all manner of occasions, smart and informal. Layer it up or wear it with shorts to keep the wind off on a sunlit holiday stroll.

Private White V.C.

We’ve seen the Private White V.C. moleskin men’s bomber jacket in the flesh. Not only is it extremely stylish outerwear, looking great with ribbed knits and turtle neck jumpers, but we also distinctly remember the chap in the shop proudly highlighting the jacket’s exclusive Ecoseam water-resistant finish. It’s rare to come across such tech in a visibly non-gorpcore piece. The super-soft brushed moleskin has had a little elastane added for stretch, making it super comfortable to wear. Needless to say PW has packed it full of classy finishing touches from Real-horn British buttons to an array of well-placed pockets. Statement piece material. 

Luca Faloni

The beauty of a men’s bomber jacket is the potential materials one can come in. Luca Faloni was always going to do a mean one, no matter what the material was, but goatskin suede leather is just a step above. This luxurious leather bomber is handcrafted in Veneto, Italy, by skilled artisans using prestigious goatskin suede and finished with details in pure cashmere. Available in Navy or brown, inside there’s a premium copper cloth lining, with full double-ended zip and front and internal zip pockets. It’s another elevated hero piece from the Italians.

Pini Parma

Another luxurious Made in Italy men’s bomber jacket, this time from Pini Parma via the decadent fabrics of Loro Piana. The grey short jacket from Pini is an understated take on a traditional bomber, using a wool linen and silk mix cloth from Loro Piana’s Summertime collection making for an irresistibly comfortable and stylish look. The jacket features two side pockets, a double front zip closure and interior zip pockets. The grey works effortlessly with white trousers and a polo for a casual look or with equally muted separates for an understated smart outfit.


Of late, Mackintosh has flourished as a maker of contemporary classics and the Emmanuel sand gabardine cotton jacket is another example of a stylish, forward-thinking riff on a classic men’s bomber jacket. Bringing together immaculate craftsmanship and utilitarian style, the jacket is crafted at the brand’s historic Nelson factory from gabardine cotton in a classic workwear silhouette. The jacket features a two-way zip, slip-side pockets, an elasticated hem and internal phone pocket, not to mention that calling card detachable throat latch. Nods to traditional British garment traditions with a design ethos firmly in the future.


Last but not least, another belter from Velasca, this time in the form of a lightweight suede men’s bomber jacket. The perfect smart casual Sprezzatura piece for finishing off a shirt, tie and separates. Handcrafted in Italy from premium Italian suede, the jacket’s suede is buffed to give a velvety texture that ages beautifully, with an inside lining made from cotton. With a central button fastening, button patch pockets and matching ribbed cuffs and hem, it’s a handsome piece indeed. 

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