How to Wear a Bomber Jacket Like a Boss
You guys know our jacket love runs deep at SG HQ. We’re in favor of all outerwear, light or heavy statement coats or neutral layers. For that in-between weather we see in fall and spring, a bomber jacket makes for the perfect topper.
The bomber style seamlessly pairs with outfits for so many occasions and outfits! It’s totally worth occupying 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:
- has pockets
- comes in a neutral color so it goes with everything in your wardrobe
There’s plenty of options out there, though our team generally likes a lightly lined, nylon style for guys. Shop our picks after the outfit inspo below.
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
SG Says: 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
SG Says: 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
SG Says: 8am sweats get upgraded with quilting details and dip-dye joggers.
Wear a bomber jacket with patterned pants
SG Says: 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
SG Says: 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
SG Says: 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
SG Says: 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!
// Shop #SGapproved bomber jackets //
Everlane Filled Nylon Bomber, $69
Alpha Industries MA-1 Slim Fit Jacket, $150
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Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.