Earlier this year, when Gentleman’s Journal cover star Ansel Elgort roared onto screens in Edgar Wright’s acclaimed Baby Driver, he was wearing one of the coolest styles of jacket you can buy. Simple, understated and effortlessly cool, why not follow in Elgort’s tyre-tracks this autumn and invest in a bomber jacket?
Our pick of the best has another Gentleman’s Journal name behind it: Paul Smith. Crafted in Italy from Lora Piana Storm System wool – a material specially treated for protection against wind and rain – this jacket is given a flavour of the British designer’s signature style on its ribbed jersey trims – which are decorated with the rainbow striping synonymous with the brand. And the colour doesn’t end there – the lining is similarly kaleidoscopic.
The cut is classic, but that’s what you want a bomber to be. The best designers don’t mess with winning formulas, and Paul Smith certainly knows how to preserve what has made the bomber the jacket of 2017 so far while giving it his own unique twist. Pair with pretty much anything – jeans and sneakers will look good, but if you’re throwing it on over a shirt and tie to nail smart casual, then that works too.