How to Wear a Bomber Jacket Like a Boss

A new take on an outerwear classic

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Dec 4 2019

You guys know our bomber jacket love runs deep at SG HQ. We love all outerwear, duh. But also? The style seamlessly pairs with outfits for so many occasions and outfits! It’s totally worth a hanger in your dorm, or in the front hall closet of your grown man™ home.

What style bomber jacket is best?

Our advice? K.I.S.S. – keep it simple, sweetheart.

The best bomber jackets cover your basic needs:

  • provides warmth
  • has pockets
  • goes with everything in your wardrobe so you don’t weigh down your suitcase with fifteen other lightweight jackets when you travel.

Living in a colder climate? Opt for a style in a more weather-resistant material, or lined with flannel to keep you looking cool while staying warm.

Below, stylish bomber jacket outfit ideas for guys:

A bomber is the throw-on-and-go layer that meets the requirements for every situation you could possibly face.

Wear a bomber jacket with a striped shirt and cargo pants

Wear it well: Metallic accents pop against an otherwise tonal outfit – perfect for game day.

Of course, you could go for a solid-colored shirt, but we do love a guy in stripes here at SG HQ.

Wear a bright green bomber with casual pants

Wear it well: Don’t be afraid to make your jacket the “look at me” element of your outfit!

Bright green looks great when the rest of the look is more low-key.

Wear a bomber jacket with joggers

Wear it well:  8am sweats get upgraded with quilting details and dip-dye joggers.

Wear a bomber jacket with patterned pants

Wear it well: Dress down your smart pants with sportswear classics like a logo tee and classic white sneaks.

If a patterned dress pant feels a little too “out there” for you, consider a 5-pocket pant in twill or corduroy to break you out of your jeans rut.

Wear a bomber jacket in camo

Wear it well: Camo is cool when it’s understated. Think: “Oh this ol’ thing?” rather than “Ready to go hunting?”

As for the rest of the outfit, a chukka boot is a nice way to dress up an overall look without sacrificing comfort.

Wear a bomber jacket with a patterned shirt

Wear it well: Get down with your bad self for your next night out by channeling some 70’s soul style with light denim and a floral shirt.

Don’t be afraid to go a little loud with the pattern. The solid colored jacket over top will tone things down just enough.

Wear a bomber with black-on-black

Wear it well:  A monochrome outfit with fun textures and neon accents acknowledges that Friday is both a weekday and a weekend-day.

And if you haven’t yet splurged on a pair of black jeans, let us convince you that they’re totally a men’s wardrobe essential!

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