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Bomber V Biker: The Season’s Hardest-wearing and Most Versatile Jackets

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September 2022
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Flight v Fight, Bomber v Biker: Toughen up your winter wardrobe with one of the new season’s must-have hardwearing jackets

The Bomber has come a long way since its humble Air Force beginnings, whilst the Biker, as a perennial favourite, has never been more popular. It doesn’t matter which, wear with a pretty skirt , sporty separates or jeans, or go all-out leather for a harder edge.

Add a cool, modern edge to every day with this gorgeously supple, butter-soft leather jacket with gold-tone hardware and extractable houndstooth print lining for a luxe finish. Leather jacket, £399 Holland Cooper at Jules B, Jesmond

Chic and short in cool winter white. This updated take on a classic bomber shape works well over everything from high-waisted trousers to your favourite day dress. Quilted leather bomber, £199 Remain Birger Christensen, stockists regionwide

This wool bomber jacket is a new take on Burberry’s iconic check for Autumn 2022. Wool bomber jacket, £950 Burberry, stockists regionwide

Update your leather jacket with this classic biker silhouette with epaulettes and zip cuffs in cool forest green. Layer up on off-duty days with denim for a luxe finish.  Santiago biker jacket, £398 Reiss, Newcastle

It’s always good to find a wardrobe addition on the high street that could pass as designer. This drop hem bomber is just that from River Island. Bomber, £60 River Island, branches regionwide

Luxe leather with a snug shearling collar, the boxy shape lends itself to a sport silhouette whilst giving your beloved biker a run for its money. Shearling jacket, £239 Whistles, stockists regionwide

Evoking a 90s grunge aesthetic, this oversized leather bomber with zip detailing is a 21st century take on the classic. Kylian leather bomber, £450 Musier Paris at Selfridges

The nearest bomber-cum-biker you’ll find. This cropped blue jacket from Maje screams classic Parisienne-inspired style. We love. Blum belted biker jacket, £629 Maje

This vintage-style cargo biker in butter-soft leather is what east-London label AllSaints do best. We love the quilted shoulder, adding a utilitarian edge and a nod to the original bikerCargo biker jacket, £329 AllSaints, branches regionwide

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