Best Bomber Jackets For Men

25 Best Men’s Bomber Jackets

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There are few outerwear silhouettes that epitomize both retro cool and modern style, yet the bomber jacket is one of them. There also aren’t that many jacket styles that can work seamlessly and comfortably (not to mention stylishly) in multiple weather situations — but yet again, the bomber jacket is one of them. In versions inspired by the military and versions that riff off more modern shapes, it’s proven classic, timeless, rugged and durable. Certain versions — like the MA-1 Bomber — have gained notoriety and iconic status, and others feature more subtle design touches.

Regardless of origin, great bomber jackets are widely accepted now as a sharp blazer replacement and a suitable outerwear option in just about every fall style situation. As the temperatures drop and a light breeze chills the air, it’s going to be even more reliable and essential. The same goes for spring, when you need a layer to transition to warmer weather. With that being said, it can be tough to pick out just one. So, we’ve gone ahead and done the legwork for you. Here are 25 of the best bomber jackets for men — any one is suitable to buy now, wear now and keep in your rotation for years and years ahead.

Alpha Industries MA-1 Slim Fit Bomber Flight Jacket

Alpha Industries MA-1 Slim Fit Bomber Flight Jacket

The Alpha Industries MA-1 has been a mainstay of the bomber jacket silhouette since before it exploded in popularity, and so there’s no better place to go to get a classic style. Add in the fact that it’s upgraded in a slim fit and available in a host of neutral colors, and it’s easy to see why it’s become a celebrity staple — and a global icon, no doubt. Get the classic navy bomber and wear it with light wash blue denim for a study in contrasts, or pair it with your favorite pair of chinos for an all-American look. – Shop Now

Belstaff Leather Bomber Jacket

Belstaff Leather Bomber Jacket

If you’re on the hunt for a fall-ready leather motorcycle jacket, then Belstaff is always the best place to start shopping. They also offer a leather bomber jacket in their current lineup — a refreshing change from the classic moto jacket silhouette. The Leather Bomber Jacket is made in Italy and features a classic, minimalist design with a ribbed collar, a ribbed hem and cuffs, zipper pockets at the sleeves, and front snap button pockets. – Shop Now

Todd Snyder Quilted Bomber Jacket

Todd Snyder Quilted Bomber Jacket

The typically casual bomber jacket gets an extremely refined, luxe and yet still laidback update courtesy of the lauded American menswear designer Todd Snyder. His approach to the basics is one that’s elevated yet simple, refined yet wearable — and what that all means is that this quilted bomber jacket should be your new go-to piece of fall outerwear. Featuring a blend of rice jersey, thermal knit and polyester, it’ll fit like your favorite sweatshirt and move like your favorite blazer — that is, very well and very stylishly. In fact, wear it to the office over a wool tie for perfect fall style. – Shop Now

Taylor Stitch Seca Jacket

Taylor Stitch Seca Jacket

For a brand that’s as rugged and functional as Taylor Stitch, they sure do make a heck of a luxury-minded jacket. The Seca Jacket is certainly luxurious in looks and construction, harkening back to vintage style and a timeless silhouette. It’s only fitting that Taylor Stitch teamed up once again with lauded outerwear makers Golden Bear for this piece, a bomber-style jacket that’s going to look better and better with age. And in terms of styling potential, we’d recommend you break it out with any number of streamlined pieces — from dark jeans to a classic Oxford, this jacket stands out in the best way possible. – Shop Now

Filson Bell Bomber Jacket

Filson Bell Bomber Jacket

The Alpha Industries MA-1 has been a mainstay of the bomber jacket silhouette since before it exploded in popularity, and so there’s no better place to go to get a classic style. Add in the fact that it’s upgraded in a slim fit and available in a host of neutral colors, and it’s easy to see why it’s become a celebrity staple — and a global icon, no doubt. Get the classic navy bomber and wear it with light wash blue denim for a study in contrasts, or pair it with your favorite pair of slim chinos for an all-American look. – Shop Now

Bonobos Boulevard Bomber Jacket

Bonobos Boulevard Bomber Jacket

The classic bomber jacket, when done right, can pair with just about anything in your wardrobe — that goes for pieces more casual (I.E. A white slub tee, tan chinos & white sneakers) or slightly formal (like a blue Oxford, a knit tie and dark denim). Such is the case with the Boulevard Bomber Jacket from Bonobos, a luxurious and modern take on the silhouette without an outrageous price tag. With classic ribbed cuffs and an array of color options available, we think you should feel free to try out more than one. – Shop Now

Levi's Packable Bomber Jacket

Levi’s Packable Bomber Jacket

Want a no-frills, no-fuss bomber jacket that can readily team up with your favorite pair of inky blue, slim Levi’s denim? Might as well grab a bomber jacket from this all-American brand, and perhaps finish off your look with a rugged pocket T-shirt for simple, sharp casual style. Taken together, that’s an ensemble you can easily wear for a night of bar-hopping, and it all starts with a seriously cool, well-priced bomber jacket in an edgy shade of black. – Shop Now

Canada Goose Woolford Down Bomber Jacket

Canada Goose Woolford Down Bomber Jacket

With a reputation for crafting durable, stylish outerwear that’s very tough to top, it should come as no surprise that Canada Goose has turned that same focus toward making a heck of a stylish, lightweight and mobile bomber jacket. The Woolford Down Bomber Jacket is an investment, certainly, but it’s made in Canada featuring a modern slim fit and DWR fabric. It’s also wind-resistant and able to stand up to fall’s fiercest weather, so we’d recommend you wear the Woolford with your broken-in hiking boots and toughest chore pants to go off-trail this season. – Shop Now

Bonobos Leather Bomber Jacket

Bonobos Leather Bomber Jacket

Looking for a more refined bomber jacket? Bonobos can help you there, too. Just as easy to wear with the brand’s slim dark denim or tan chinos as it is with your favorite olive joggers, the Bonobos Leather Bomber Jacket is sharp, sleek and yes, pricey. It’s an investment-level leather jacket with a feel of old-school cool — it’ll look especially rugged with a short-sleeve henley, broken-in blue denim and tough chukka boots for a Saturday night out on the town this fall. The two-way zipper provides a bit of edgy styling potential, too. – Shop Now

Alpha Industries B-15 Slim-Fit Bomber Jacket

Alpha Industries B-15 Slim-Fit Bomber Jacket

If you’re going to shop for a bomber jacket, you might as well reach for a brand that defined the category and made products good enough for the U.S. military for years on end. That’s what you’re getting with Alpha Industries, along with dependable style, classic looks and tough functionality. Starting with the mid-weight satin nylon — with water-resistant capabilities — and a cool-looking faux fur collar, the B-15 is a perfectly durable and stylish jacket for early fall. It’ll team nicely with beat-up tan leather boots and black jeans, plus your favorite white slub T-shirt. – Shop Now

John Elliot Padded Bomber Jacket

John Elliot Padded Bomber Jacket

Among homegrown designers who continue to change the face of menswear, John Elliott makes statement after statement every season, and that’s the case with his outerwear as much as it is with his slim joggers and moto-inspired sweatshirts. The Padded Bomber Jacket is a runway-ready design that won’t look out of place as you head out on your first fall trip or a weekend coffee run, made from washed cotton poplin and featuring Japanese-made construction. In short, it’s got all the specs you need when you look to invest in a stylish bomber jacket. – Shop Now

Banana Republic Water-Resistant Lightweight Bomber Jacket

Banana Republic Water-Resistant Lightweight Bomber Jacket

Best known for timeless, sharp office staples and more recent product innovations like its Rapid Movement Chinos, we think that Banana Republic’s outerwear line surely deserves a second (or third) look. That’s especially the case if you’re on the hunt for wearable, versatile staples that are easy to pack or easy to style for fall travel. The Water-Resistant Lightweight Bomber Jacket is one such style staple, ready to pair with a crisp white Oxford shirt, light tan khakis and brown leather sneakers for a bit of high-low office style. The best part? You’ll stay dry, no matter the weather this season. – Shop Now

Acne Studios Bomber Jacket

Acne Studios Bomber Jacket

Purveyors of menswear that’s both minimal and strikingly classic (yet modern), Acne Studios has cracked the code once again when it comes to the next bomber jacket you’re going to want in your wardrobe. With a two-way zipper for style that’s eye-catching and bold (or laidback and minimal), the Makio Bomber Jacket should fill the void if you’re the type of guy to wear your bomber jacket with crisp staples (think a plain white tee, black denim and black high-tops). Spend wisely, and you’ll reap the rewards with this jacket. – Shop Now

Timberland Classic Leather Bomber Jacket

Timberland Classic Leather Bomber Jacket

Didn’t think Timberland had any versatility beyond its classic and much-loved Wheat 6-Inch Boots? Think again, because the tough and classically designed Leather Bomber Jacket is a heck of a fall style upgrade. Made with the brand’s characteristic attention to detail, it’s a sleek, tough jacket, fit for wearing with a short-sleeve henley, black denim and scuffed-up Timberland boots as you head to your next rock concert. It’s the type of jacket that’ll turn heads, in the best way, this fall. – Shop Now

AllSaints Kemble Suede Bomber Jacket

AllSaints Kemble Suede Bomber Jacket

The best bomber jackets for men often do the unexpected as well as they nail the classic stylings of a tried-and-true bomber jacket. In this case, the unexpected is the fact that the Kemble Bomber Jacket from AllSaints is made with premium goat suede for a modern look and a bit of rock star edge. We think this jacket will look its best with a white short-sleeve henley, slim black denim and your favorite pair of tan Chelsea boots — after all, an edgy jacket calls for some edgy details, right? – Shop Now

Theory Furg HL Neoteric Bomber Jacket

Theory Furg HL Neoteric Bomber Jacket

Theory continues to advance menswear in modern and unexpected ways, as perhaps best evidenced by the Furg HL Neoteric Bomber Jacket — the raglan sleeves call back to classic bomber jackets, while the neoprene construction embodies modern materials. The bright blue color used here is appropriate for any season, but particularly transitioning into fall. It’ll stand out nicely against everything from tan chinos and white sneakers to dark grey denim and a dark navy henley for monochromatic style. You’re investing in this bomber jacket at nearly $500, but it’ll certainly pay off. – Shop Now

Native Youth Venture Bomber Jacket

Native Youth Venture Bomber Jacket

Just tipping your toes into the bomber jacket market? You might as well reach for one that merges quality and affordable style, plus a unique color, all into one handy package. So, the Native Youth Venture Bomber Jacket is the way to go there, complete with a slim fit and the versatility to pair with casual weekend style staples like grey denim, brown leather sneakers and a beige pocket tee — that should be a go-to fall weekend ensemble, if ever there was one. Try this affordable option and see for yourself. – Shop Now

Fred Perry Zip-Through Piqué Bomber Sweat

Fred Perry Zip-Through Piqué Bomber Sweat

A brand with classic roots and an edgy history is the perfect brand to take on the modern bomber jacket, if you ask us. That’s why we love Fred Perry’s take on the bomber, made from an easy-to-layer cotton pique that should look right at home with simple-yet-classic style staples like a Fred Perry polo and slim chinos. The black color adds a bit of a dressy, sporty sheen for unique styling potential — rock it over a blue Oxford with dark denim to the office on a laidback fall Friday. – Shop Now

Belstaff Hallington Blouson Bomber

Belstaff Hallington Blouson Bomber

There’s no better place to start in your search for a bomber jacket than with a brand that makes its living off stellar outerwear. Belstaff’s quality precedes itself, and the Hallington Blouson is only going to get better with age. Made from black techincal leather and infusing moto-style details with a fur collar, the quilted lining and slim fit are geared toward function and fashion. Although the price tag can be eye-popping, it’s worth noting that this is one bomber jacket you’ll have for decades on end. Of course, with each wear, it’ll tell the story of new adventures — that’s worth the purchase price in and of itself. – Shop Now

Golden Bear Leather and Wool Bomber Jacket

Golden Bear Leather and Wool Bomber Jacket

Golden Bear can compete with the best in luxury menswear just as well as it can reach into its own archives and drum up a classic style — and the brand’s Leather and Wool Bomber Jacket does a bit of both. From Loro Piana wool to sleek black leather sleeves and a sporty-leaning striped ribbed trim, you get quality the whole way through. The price tag reflects that — but it’s certainly worth it. And lest we forget, this is a heck of a stylish jacket, too — wear it with slim black denim, clean white sneakers and a grey tee to head to a night on the town. – Shop Now

Schott Lightweight Leather MA-1 Bomber Jacket

Schott Lightweight Leather MA-1 Bomber Jacket

Schott exists in a league of its own when it comes to investment-worthy, heritage-quality outerwear that just happens to exude downtown cool and timeless style all at once. The MA1-1 silhouette gets an edgy remake thanks to the Schott brand’s leather-heavy remake — and that means it’s a piece of outerwear that’ll upgrade even the most toned-down menswear ensembles. It’s also going to get better as you wear it — we’re certain of that. Take it and wear it with a crisp white tee and blue jeans or classic chinos for Americana-inspired style. – Shop Now

ColdSmoke MA-1 Bomber Jacket

ColdSmoke MA-1 Bomber Jacket

Some jackets, even a style as iconic as the bomber jacket, need a modern update. That’s where ColdSmoke joins the conversation with its MA-1, a style that’s sleek and edgy, yet wearable with plenty of other classic, reliable style staples in your wardrobe. With a trim fit and expert fabrication that starts with Japanese-made, water-resistant flight cloth, this is a reliable jacket that works for chilly fall evenings and casual Saturday morning strolls in equal measure. And it’s certainly a quality piece — for just under $340, we think it offers as much versatility as one would hope. – Shop Now

Filson Ranger Water Repellant Cloth Bomber Jacket

Filson ‘Ranger’ Water Repellent Shelter Cloth Bomber Jacket

Didn’t expect to see a bomber jacket from Filson on this list? Filson makes an appearance here thanks to the brand’s focus on legendary quality, a rugged fit and the type of silhouette that Steve McQueen might easily wear if he were around to school us in the world of menswear. The shelter cloth fabrication is water-resistant — and it only gets better with age. This is the kind of coat that can be passed down through generations thanks to its reliable performance and classic fit — and at $350, you won’t find a better price for this type of piece. – Shop Now

Schott Slim-Fit Nylon Flight Jacket

Schott Slim-Fit Nylon Flight Jacket

For all its prowess making slim-fitting, perfectly cut and supremely stylish leather jackets, Schott knows its way around making a classic flight jacket just as well. Available in three classic shades, including the military-approved Khaki version and a “downtown cool” take on navy, this sharp jacket is going to add edge to even the most essential of outfits (we like it with grey denim, brown leather sneakers and a white tee). It’s the kind of bomber jacket you would do well to invest in — not just pick up on the fly. And you shouldn’t expect anything less than great performance from Schott. – Shop Now

Carhartt WIP Ashton Sateen Bomber

Carhartt WIP Ashton Sateen Bomber

For a brand with dependable workwear roots like Carhartt, it’s refreshing that its WIP (or Work In Progress) line takes a distinctly minimal approach to classic staples. And yet, it remains grounded in the idea of solid performance plus style. The technical weave fabric is finished off with tonal canvas at the sleeves, plus classic flap front pockets and a utility pocket for that tried-and-true bomber jacket silhouette. Done up in a simple black color, it’ll add a dash of downtown cool to navy chinos and tan suede Chelsea boots, and it’ll look darn good worn with a slim henley and broken-in denim for a Saturday bar crawl. – Shop Now

J.Crew Wallace & Barnes MA-1 Bomber Jacket

J.Crew Wallace & Barnes MA-1 Bomber Jacket

Leave it to the team at J. Crew to take everything you thought you knew about the bomber jacket and update it. The fit? Slimmed-down. The fabric — it’s still nylon, but in a retro shade that calls to mind the greats (like Alpha Industries above). And the price — fairly agreeable when one considers it’s part of J. Crew’s more expensive Wallace & Barnes line. Wear this jacket with all your favorite J. Crew style staples — you know, slim chinos and broken-in tees — and wear it as much as you can this fall and into the winter; it’s certainly built for it. – Shop Now

Canada Goose Bromley Bomber Jacket

Canada Goose Bromley Bomber Jacket

Reputation and performance are certainly critical when it comes to reliable cold-weather outerwear, and Canada Goose more than steps up to the plate in that regard. The Bromley Bomber mixes duck down and polyester fills with a nylon lining, a detachable sherpa collar and a heavy front zip. That’s durability at its finest, and the trademark sleeve patch certainly denotes quality. Four front pockets provide plenty of space for your everyday carry, and just about anything else you’d need to take with you There are few bomber jackets that can blend in on the city streets and perform in inclement weather, but this bomber is one. – Shop Now

3sixteen Stadium Jacket

3sixteen Stadium Jacket

Beloved for its beautiful (and hard-wearing) inky blue denim, 3sixteen also has you covered when it comes to outerwear with a piece that’s sure to become a new classic in your wardrobe, the Stadium Jacket. Made from beastly 8oz. Waxed canvas, the Stadium Jacket is a casual staple that’s also surprisingly functional, adept at wearing with a heather grey pocket tee, dark blue denim and white high-top sneakers for easygoing fall style. Black varsity jacket ribbing and a dependable gunmetal YKK zipper finish things off in distinctly durable style. – Shop Now

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