Don't you just love when a certain fashion pieces have a storied history? Folks, bomber jackets are one of those pieces with a very colorful background. Originally known as "flight jackets," bombers were created during World War I in 1917 to help keep pilots warm while in the cockpit (which was uninsulated). In the decades since, the best bomber jackets for men have evolved immensely to become the kinds of jackets that you put on when you want to feel cool. The popularization of bombers jackets can be traced back to the 1950s and 60s—and the style in film of the era (think Marlon Brando)—as they began to make appearances in entertainment culture, and in 2023 the case remains the same (Think Top Gun: Maverick). That's precisely why we're taking a look at the best bombers for men to shop in 2023.
Why exactly do we love bombers so much? Is the traditional military design? The fact that they are so versatile and can be worn pretty much any season—with a great pair of loafers or even some comfortable sneakers? Is it the fact that they can keep you warm in one of the most fashionable ways possible? Is it all of the above (it probably is all of the above). Whatever the reason may be, a bomber jacket is a sartorial staple that you can throw on for just about any occasion. From the classic Alpha Industries MA-1 Bomber Jacket ($200) to the Harley Davidson Bar & Shield Classic Motorcycle Jacket ($1,300), here are the best of the best.