When was the bomber jacket invented?
The original bomber jackets were also known as “flight jackets.” Created by the US Army Aviation Clothing Board in 1917, they were typically made from leather with a fun fur collar to keep pilots warm in uninsulated cockpits susceptible to the open-air.
Initially invented for their functionality and durability, they have now become sought-after for their immense style potential. From Kanye West to Steve McQueen, celebrities and political figures alike have popularized this timeless piece for decades.
What material is a bomber jacket?
The design of a bomber jacket varies depending on the season. For instance, leather and fur-lined jackets are ideal for mild temperatures, but a winter bomber jacket is made of thicker, sustainable fabric to optimise temperature control.
Here at Timberland, we like to make some material magic by producing bomber jackets with a sustainable approach. Our winter bomber jackets are constructed with thick ReBOTL™ fabric made of at least 50% recycled plastic. Since we’d rather turn plastic bottles into jackets rather than landfill waste, you can shop with Mother Nature in mind.
Unlike the knitted cuffs and funnel neck buttons of a Harrington Jacket, a bomber jacket can feature an added pocket on the sleeve in addition to slanted side pockets.
When can I wear a bomber jacket?
The beauty of the right bomber jacket is that you can wear it with anything. It makes the ideal outerwear choice for denim, chinos, or any other type of casual trouser. For warmer weather, layer it with a simple tee. As temperatures drop, a sweatshirt will do the trick.