By Gavin Jewkes, 20 January 2015
The template of the MA-1 flight jacket – more commonly known as the ‘bomber’ – is as integral to a man’s wardrobe now as it was back in the day. Its simple shape and lightweight construction have secured its position as the go-to outerwear for men seeking an extra layer that sits as comfortably over a sweatshirt in winter as it does over a T-shirt in spring.
However, the jacket’s classic silhouette has undergone an update for 2015. As probably the last remaining garment to get its proportions exploded lengthways, the bomber has finally been given the street-luxe treatment and now comes in a shiny new longline option. Not only are these drapey, bang-on-trend versions a fresh alternative to the traditional cut, but the thigh-skimming length means they're practical for January too. Wear yours with structured joggers, a pair of slip-on plimsolls and a black sweatshirt to nail the look.