Bomber or Tuxedo: You Decide

Across all the fashion capitals and all the menswear catwalks, you haven’t been able to move for bombers. They have been everywhere. Sometimes they’ve been more baseball, other times more blouson or varsity, but the overriding message is the same: guys, your wardrobe needs, really needs, a bomber jacket. Who to look to? Louis Vuitton had some seriously beautiful and neat little luxe numbers in zebra print or exotic fabrications – trophy bombers if you like; as did Dries Van Noten, who did gorgeous ones with trailing knit strands; while there was a sneaky one in there at Balenciaga amid a tailoring-heavy collection; Y|Project championed those with plaited detail and voluminous sleeves; Valentino did a Rockstud version and Haider Ackermann had a mix of snug-fitting molten or Eighties styles.

 

 

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Yet that said, if you’re not that kind of guy, then there have been a heft supply of tuxedos on offer, too – and, funnily enough, from all of the above designers, too. For every bomber, it seemed there was a tuxedo to match, or not match as it were. So Vuitton did one in white with black piping, a Teddyboy take; while a boxy and enhanced silhouette reigned supreme at Balenciaga (inverted is the new shape to come to grips with); Y|Project, too, went with an oversized Eighties-Nineties Human League vibe in pastel shades with some serious cuffage; and Haider Ackermann added a Ziggy Stardust note.

 

 

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So if nothing else is to be taken away from the Spring/Summer 2017 season, it’s this: buy a bomber; buy a tuxedo; heck, if you can, buy them both – for this would be the male equivalent of that much-used yet terrible fashion phrase “day to night dressing.” Take one off; put one on. 

 

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