Flight Jacket or flight jack·et
- a short jacket, typically leather, tightly gathered at the waist and cuffs by elasticated bands and having a zip front.
Otherwise known as Bomber or Bombardier Jacket. The Flight Jacket is a going to be a staple piece for the upcoming AW16 season and we don’t want you to miss out! Taking a cue for GQ new September Issue, we came up with a list of hot new Flight Jackets for you to purchase for $100 or Less! First, we would like to share a little history of the Flight Jacket to give you a snippet of exactly why they were made and how it got to become a part of popular.
“In World War I, most airplanes did not have an enclosed cockpit, so pilots had to wear something that would keep them sufficiently warm. The U.S. Army officially established the Aviation Clothing Board in September 1917 and began distributing heavy-duty leather flight jackets; with high wraparound collars, zipper closures with wind flaps, snug cuffs and waists, and some fringed and lined with fur. In the early 2000s, the jacket was popular casual wear in hip-hop fashion. The jacket has also caught on with several police departments across the United States for its sturdy design and heavy insulation. The jacket has had a resurgence in popularity during the 2010’s in street fashion, and is a notable staple of celebrities such as Kanye West.”
Cool right! Going from World War I to Hip-Hop makes the Flight Jacket not just fly but also a historical staple in the world of fashion! Here is our list of Flight Jacket’s under $100, just for you.
Faux Suede Bomber Jacket: 21 Men, $34.90
Indigo Wash Denim MA1 Bomber Jacket: Boohoo Man, $25.00
Varsity-Style Bomber Jacket : Old Navy, $49.94
Suede Bomber Jacket in Stone: Asos, $80.62
There are plenty more Flight Jackets from different companies for under $100. You just have to go on the hunt. Make sure you pick up one of these Flight Jackets to make sure your AW16 is uber stylish! As always, stay fly trendsetters!