The bomber jacket has transcended its utilitarian roots and created demand in the luxury market. It makes sense: The jacket’s silhouette looks good on a range of body types, and it’s a versatile garment that can be dressed up or down. Now, brands are riffing on the classic materials — leather or nylon — and using suede, shearling, silk and cashmere. These luxe versions are still rooted in day-to-day functionality, but the high-end materials give them an edge. They’re warmer, softer and loaded with nuanced details. Sure, they’re ridiculously expensive, too. But if you’ve got money burning a hole in your pocket, these bombers are a seasonal splurge you won’t regret.
Brunello Cucinelli Cashmere-Trimmed Suede Bomber Jacket
This supple suede bomber is lightly padded with a blend of wool, silk and cashmere. It features a detachable shearling-lined collar, a buttoned throat latch, two front slash pockets and a ribbed cashmere hem and cuffs. What’s more, the suede is water repellent.
Berluti Shearling Bomber Jacket
From acclaimed designer Haider Ackermann, this bomber is made from dark-olive shearling and features black leather trim. It has a buttoned leather throat latch, a silk lining and a wool hem and cuffs. Functional details abound in the form of two buttoned front flap pockets, two internal pockets and a two-way zip fastening.
Tom Ford Shearling Bomber Jacket
Made from olive-drab shearling, this bomber features raglan sleeves and a back panel to give a more tailored fit. The front buttoned welt pockets have leather trim, and the cuffs and hem are made from a cashmere and wool blend. The two-way zip fastening is complimented by horn buttons on the pockets.
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