How to Wear a Bomber Jacket Like a Boss

A new take on an outerwear classic

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Feb 2 2020

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:

  • lightweight
  • 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

Bonobos, $168


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