The Death Rider Bomber Jacket: wear a classic
The Bomber Jacket is a short jacket that fits closely around the waist. It’s not a mystery: the bomber has become a must-have for its lightweight, durable, but above all, versatile materials. As a result, they guarantee a perfect all-weather ride and outstanding performance. Therefore we are proud to present our Death Rider Bomber Jacket.
It’s hard to choose between bomber jackets and biker jackets. They equally express that sense of rebellion and search for freedom also celebrated in many films, where characters such as James Dean or Marlon Brando wore them. This is the spirit of the Death Rider 1957 Bomber Jacket. If we stay in the realm of fashion, then they are both garments that are easily matched with jeans and sneakers, with sporty looks and especially with smart casual ones, with a more rock aura for the biker jacket, of course. With a long history behind them, both garments have retained a strong identity, becoming indispensable ingredients of male and female wardrobes.
Back in time
The bomber jacket is a type of jacket originally created for wartime pilots, which later became part of the casual ‘civilian’ wardrobe. When cockpits were not heated, pilots needed a jacket that would keep them warm without hindering their movements. The first model dates back to 1917, developed by the US Army Aviation Clothing Board. The first versions were made of leather and sheepskin, then lighter and less bulky materials as technology evolved. It then became a fashion item at the turn of the 1970s and 1980s, such as the ‘baseball bomber’, and was later adopted by various subcultures, such as skinheads in the 1980s and hip hop culture in the early 2000s.
The modern bomber jacket has remained largely unchanged. What’s more, we have proudly maintained the original features in our Death Rider Bomber Jacket. Short at the waist (it was designed to be worn seated), wide sleeves and unstructured shoulders for ease of movement, fitted cuffs and waistband, zip closure and functional pockets. Already Air Force pilots used to personalize their bomber jackets with military ranks. They used to put patches with the squadron symbol and images, fuselage decorations and the number of missions successfully completed were painted on the back. With this intention, you will boast the skull Death Rider Logo on your back. The colour of the lining could also take on particular meanings, such as military success. The redlining was the prerogative of those who had shot down several enemy planes.
Death Rider Bomber Jacket: Tips and Sugs
It is a garment that has entered into popular culture and is also worn by 90s hip hop stars, including Ivy League students, whose varsity jackets are very similar to the bomber jacket. The colours vary, playing on a wide range, from the more classic blue, black and grey to the more glamorous with gold and silver accents, not forgetting camouflage green, a legacy of its military origin.
The bomber jacket, like our Death Rider Bomber Jacket, is a hybrid garment, a mix of casual and retro aesthetics combined with a notable sporty component. A cross between a football team’s jacket and a sixties leather jacket. It combines the practicality of a sweatshirt with the design and materials of jackets, making it a perfect card to play during the mid-seasons. In the office with a shirt and ankle boots, in your free time with jeans, a t-shirt and trainers, the bomber jacket is one of the must-have items of the season.
The more classic models can be enhanced with a preppy shirt and tie, or in a more easy way with jeans and sports shoes. Although it is a very easy garment to match, there are some cautions to follow. For example, if you’re not particularly tall, to enhance your figure, it’s best to wear it with skinny trousers or jeans, and maybe an ankle boot with a para boot to give your figure a boost. If you are taller, you can wear loose-fitting trousers and low-slung trainers.
Unisex bomber jacket. Side pockets with button and sleeve pocket with zip. Inside zip pocket. SBS zip.
100% polyester, 200D Oxford.
Men, Unisex, Women.
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