The new year is the perfect time to upgrade and refresh your outerwear rotation, especially with a silhouette as classic and time-tested as the bomber jacket.
Originally made for the military before working its way into civilian life (thanks in large part to the first brand on this list, Alpha Industries), the bomber jacket is prized for its functionality and durability.
We think the best men’s bomber jackets of today provide those same qualities in spades, yet with an added dash of modern style and winter-ready fabrication. There’s something for every style and price point on our list. See for yourself, below.
Alpha Industries has a long and storied lineage of producing jackets of all types for the military, including the MA-1 Bomber Jacket. The style is a celebrity favorite and they’ve updated the MA-1 here in winter-friendly wool. Wear it with slim herringbone trousers and brown moc toe boots.
Lacoste channels the preppy energy for which the brand is known into a visually interesting bomber jacket that blends the best of the old and the new. It’s a suitable blazer replacement, and no matter how you wear it, it just looks plain cool.
For layering with Grayers’ excellent Oxford and flannel shirts, might we suggest this lightweight quilted bomber? The most affordable option on this list, it’s ready for whatever winter travel you’ve got planned.
Want to really lean into the military origins of the bomber jacket? Check out this authentic, bold style that’s got Top Gun written all over it. For us everyday civilians, it’s still easy to wear with slim tan chinos, a white henley, and brown leather chukka boots.
If you’ve been really (and we mean, really) good about saving your money as of late, the Bromley Shearling Jacket is the splurge to buy. It’s a street style-ready take on the bomber jacket from an outerwear brand that builds its jackets for anything and everything.
If you’re looking for something a little thicker to keep your warm while winter is still afoot, take a look at these great down jackets as an alternative to the above bombers.