Back with a bang: the bomber jacket is back

It was the height of fashion in the 1950s and all the rage in the 1990s

27th March, 2016
From left: Sateen bomber, New Look €22.99; Saint Laurent spring/summer 2016 catwalk; Dries van Noten spring/summer 2016 catwalk; Ikks Women, Paper Dolls, Cork €245,

Flight jacket, bombardier, call it what you will: the bomber jacket trend has parachuted into spring/summer 2016. Fabrics are so silky-slick that they can be used as a layering item now, before becoming outerwear as the weather warms up.

The A2 bomber jacket, with its thick leather body and warm wool, was a precursor to the familiar nylon B15 bomber worn by World War II pilots. But it’s the M1 jacket that has become the...

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