As its name suggests, the classic bomber jacket has a military heritage. Created for US pilots in the 40s, the bulky leather G-1 has became something of a cult streetwear item over the years, thanks in no small part to Tom Cruise's turn in Top Gun (where it was paired with aviator sunglasses and a toothy grin). But it's the more comfortable, soft-shelled cousin of the G-1, developed a decade after the 1986 blockbuster, that’s arguably the more enduring style icon.