The trendy bomber jackets of today actually take their inspiration from 70’s bowling jackets because men used to wear them as part of a bowling team uniform, typically made of silk or polyester.
Designers have since reinterpreted them by adding embroidery and appliqué details from Louis Vuitton for Spring / Summer 2016 where the jackets featured birds of paradise to Cavalli that did his with embellished with scorpions and a tiger head. At Perry Ellis it was floral motifs.
Since then it’s been hard to miss them on the backs of every model, actor and everyone in between. Dressed down with jeans and sneakers for a casual look or mixed with tailored pants, a shirt and a dress shoe for an evening twist; the silk bomber is here to stay for 2017.
Silk Bomber Jacket by Sandro
T – Shirt by Levi
Jeans by Nudie Jeans
Rings by Tiffany & Co