Guys – How to style a bomber jacket

22nd December 2016

Feature image credit: @joeyandrew / @rolfibye

From Kanye West to Sergio Ramos, bomber jackets are everywhere. They have a timeless appeal but still give off an effortlessly cool vibe.  And one that can be transformed to reflect many styles.

It’s a perfect transitional layer for those surprising warmer winter days but also functions as a layer to wear to work or at the pub with your mates.

If you’ve been considering trying the look, check out this quick guide on how to style one from our Superdry jackets range.  We’ve got plenty of choice in terms of shapes and textures, so you can choose the one that’s right for you.

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Look One: Smart for work and everything in-between

Our Heritage Bomber Jacket, designed by one of the most stylish men in the celeb world, Idris Elba, is the ideal choice if you’re looking to create a smarter look. This jacket’s material is lightweight and comfortable, ideal for overlaying a crisp white shirt, which can be paired with fitted black jeans. You could even team it up with a slim fit cardigan if you’re braving the cold. Don’t forget to finish with a pair of suede ankle boots and a satchel bag to nail this smarter look.

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Look Two: Cool for school
Whether you want to ‘out-dress’ your fellow students in that 10am lecture or you’re leading a group presentation you’re majorly underprepared for and need to dress to impress, you know a bomber jacket is a great choice when you want to make an impression. Our Hutch Suede Bomber is stylish, offers a structured fit and adds a laidback edge to your everyday look. It’s ideal for pulling on over a plain white t-shirt, blue jeans and a pair of high tops to nail that all-star, all-American vibe.

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Look Three: Drinks with the lads
Heading down the pub on a Friday night for a catch up with your mates? If you’ve hit the gym beforehand be sure to take along one of our IE Sport Bomber Jackets. Not only does it look good – Idris has nailed the design again – but it’s warm too, ideal for that walk home if you can’t arrange a lift.

Alternatively, if you don’t mind the banter and are looking for something a little bolder, a printed bomber is a great choice. Camo is still in this season, but don’t expect to see too many green and brown colour schemes, instead grey and black camo prints is a great look for bomber jackets. Pair yours with a collared polo shirt, fitted jeans and a pair of comfy trainers for the ultimate athelisure style.

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Look Four: Footie on a Saturday
Headed to watch your favourite team but don’t want the weigh of a parka? Our Microfibre Fur Windbomber Jacket is the outerwear for the job. It features a fur lined hood to take the brunt of the force when the rain starts lashing down and its ribbed cuffs and quilted lining ensures no chill gets in while watching your team. There’s no need for a jumper underneath with this type of bomber.  You can easily get away with a lightweight t-shirt – ideal for when you head down to the bar later to celebrate or grieve your team’s result.

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Look Five: Date night
Date night calls for a jacket that meets that blurred line between smart and casual. You want a plain bomber jacket that works with one of the many comfy but on point tees in your wardrobe. One of our Surplus Goods Bombers in black is a good starting point. Alternatively, for a stronger look, a bomber jacket featuring more of a military style design is a great choice – especially if you choose yours in a popular khaki colour.

Style up your bomber using one of the looks above for inspiration and we guarantee you’ll be looking good all season.