THE MINIMAL BOMBER
The bomber jacket is the essence of enduring style. This lightweight, pared-back version neatly combines fashion and function, says menswear editor Ian Wright
Originally designed for pilots of the world’s armed forces to fend off the sub-zero temperatures that come with flying at high altitude, the bomber jacket is a perennial favourite on the catwalks. Combining rugged masculinity with a sense of heritage, the versatile cover-up has seen myriad design tweaks over the years. This Autograph version is simplicity itself. Having lost the voluminous shape of the original style, it makes for an altogether more streamlined, flattering look, while the lack of zips and patch pockets is pleasingly minimal. It’s also got your back: with shower-resistant Stormwear technology to keep the rain off, this key sports-luxe piece is as functional as it is fashionable.