Cool Bomber Jackets

Velvet, metallic, embroidered or plain - shop our edit of the best bomber jackets around


Kelly McGillis and Tom Cruise in Top Gun (1986). Picture / Paramount Pictures

The bomber is the jacket of the moment, reflecting fashion’s obsession with translating sports and streetwear onto the runway. 

One jacket in particular has had extra special attention - Kim Kardashian wears one, so does Kanye, Gigi Hadid and a legion of other famous fans. We’re talking about the Alpha Industries bomber jacket, based on the original MA-1 flight jacket. The company has been around since the 1950s, and originally started out making uniforms for the American Defence Force.

Oversized bombers that swamp the frame have been seen at Vetements, while at Saint Laurent it was all about blingy embellishment and at Louis Vuitton, the embroidered Japanese souvenir jacket known as the Sukajan. Whether you're into embroidered or plain, there are plenty around to try the trend - shop our favourites:


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