MAKE THE GRADE
From catwalk to sidewalk, here’s why this version of the leather jacket is the season’s ultimate cover-up
Is that an occasional autumnal breeze we sense, consigning shirt sleeves to the memory banks for another year? If you’re picking up on the change in season but aren’t quite ready to commit to a full-on winter coat, the suede bomber is the perfect layer to slip on. But don’t take it from us. Style heavyweights Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Jamie Dornan and – who else? – David Beckham are all big fans of the sports-luxe style, and catwalks including Giorgio Armani and Saint Laurent have been awash with them. Whether you pick this classy blue or the dark taupe tone, look for butter-soft suede and a ribbed collar – get those right and it’ll go with anything.
Bag the blue Take the taupe