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Bomber jackets are timeless outerwear — here are 13 to wear in any season

INSIDER Logo By insider@insider.com (Andrew Amelinckx,Amir Ismael) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 14: Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.The bomber jacket, also known as a flight jacket, began life, like many other men's garments — as utilitarian military wear. At its most basic, the style has a knit ribbed collar, cuffs, and waistband, and sits above the hip. Originally made of leather, by the 1950s, the Air Force had switched to using nylon for its bomber jackets. These days the bomber has been reinterpreted by high fashion, while at the same time becoming a wardrobe essential for all genders.  The reason the jacket has become a clothing staple is its flattering silhouette that's broad at the shoulders and narrower at the cropped, fitted waist. The broad range of materials, from merino wool to moleskin, also make the bomber a go-with-anything closet staple.  Although bomber jackets are usually considered to be a cold-weather style, you can wear them any time of year — from breezy summer nights to brisk fall days — depending on the material you choose and whether you wear additional layers or not. To help you find the perfect one, we've rounded up our 13 favorite styles of bomber jackets. And while bomber-style jackets are gender-neutral, this guide is geared towards men's sizing, but can be worn by any gender identity. Clothing companies have moved towards inclusive sizing, as can be seen in the variety of sizes available from this guide's selections. If you're looking for smaller sizes, traditional women's sizing may be the way to go. These are the best bomber jackets in 2022:Read the original article on Insider

Bomber jackets are timeless outerwear — here are 13 to wear in any season

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The bomber jacket, also known as a flight jacket, began life, like many other men's garments — as utilitarian military wear. At its most basic, the style has a knit ribbed collar, cuffs, and waistband, and sits above the hip. Originally made of leather, by the 1950s, the Air Force had switched to using nylon for its bomber jackets. These days the bomber has been reinterpreted by high fashion, while at the same time becoming a wardrobe essential for all genders.  

The reason the jacket has become a clothing staple is its flattering silhouette that's broad at the shoulders and narrower at the cropped, fitted waist. The broad range of materials, from merino wool to moleskin, also make the bomber a go-with-anything closet staple.  Although bomber jackets are usually considered to be a cold-weather style, you can wear them any time of year — from breezy summer nights to brisk fall days — depending on the material you choose and whether you wear additional layers or not. To help you find the perfect one, we've rounded up our 13 favorite styles of bomber jackets. 

And while bomber-style jackets are gender-neutral, this guide is geared towards men's sizing, but can be worn by any gender identity. Clothing companies have moved towards inclusive sizing, as can be seen in the variety of sizes available from this guide's selections. If you're looking for smaller sizes, traditional women's sizing may be the way to go. 

These are the best bomber jackets in 2022:

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