When spring clears the grey skies, winter coats are suddenly a burden and alternatives are needed. It is the kind of everyday experience which fuels inevitable editorials. The fact is you have got through many Springs, Summers, Autumns and Winters before. You do not need GQ or Esquire to sell you the “hero” items that get you through days where seasons come and go. For me this item is a bomber jacket. I would also consider a denim jacket a very handy choice, as you can see in my outfit post linked here.
I first saw this white bomber jacket at an outlet and I was very struck by it. Ultimately I just love bomber jackets; I had never seen one in pristine white though. As a bit of a collector I had a small obsession with the heritage brand Fred Perry at the time (thankfully this has past). It is a reissued design of a tennis bomber jacket and has a minimal yet vintage design that I really enjoy. And there are resonances with the beautiful, white kit worn by my favourite football club West Bromwich Albion in the 1968 FA Cup Final.
Those were more minimal days, before money was fused completely with sporting achievement.
How to style a white bomber jacket?
Naturally this was my first question, because theoretically white can be paired with anything. However it is a fairly unusual colour for a man to wear outside of t-shirts and formal shirts. #allwhite is still a pretty fashion forward move. In practice I have found it looks great with indigo and grey items. Since paring down my roster of bomber jackets, this one has been thrust into pole position as my favourite choice when I can wear it. I think I will be wearing this bomber in many an outfit-of-the-day this summer. Initial ideas include my grey jeans, the expected black jeans and perhaps some cropped trousers if I see any worth adding to my capsule.
In this outfit I have paired my bomber jacket with a classic white t-shirt, a well-worn and comfortable pair of indigo jeans by Nudie, and my soft white leather Common Projects sneakers.
Much love, here’s to Spring.