Back in 2011, the scorpion-emblazoned bomber jacket that Ryan Gosling wore in Drive spurned countless knock-offs and helped liberate this former menswear classic from the doldrums of sartorial naffness. In the years since, it’s become synonymous with between-seasons outwear, firmly establishing itself as the sharpest option for men who can’t quite decide whether it’s ‘coat weather’ or not.
But while there are countless, classy iterations of the bomber available in a range of materials and fits, there have been few styles released that evoke the same level of cool as Gosling’s sting-in-the-tail number. Until now.
Nicola Formichetti’s new collection for Diesel features loads of denimy, leathery goodness, but its standout piece has to be the reversible bomber jacket below. The combination of a satin finish and some hard-edged varsity detailing mark it out as the strong contender for our next purchase. And if you’re as keen on that ‘DANGER, DANGER!’ red and black colourway as we are, perhaps it should be on your list, too.