The Flight Jacket:
What is it - Arguably the OG of all leather jackets, that’s what it is. The flight or ‘bomber’ jacket was originally created for pilots during WWI. They are bulky and lined with shearling for added warmth. During WWII the aviation jackets were produced again, giving us the A-2 Jacket and G-1. The G-1 was made ultra-famous by Tom Cruise in Top Gun.
How should it fit - This jacket is meant to fit on the looser side, they are not skin tight, and they are heavier than the others.
Looks best on- Anyone can pull off a bomber jacket! If you are self-conscious about your tummy, this jacket easily camouflages all. Alternatively, if you have a skinny frame, the coat will give you the look of a bit of bulk on your body.
The bomber jacket:
What is it- While it may resemble the flight jacket the bomber jacket does come with its differences. This one features a cropped body with a fitted waist, and cuffs. The bomber jacket is quite a bit lighter than the flight jacket and does not have a fur lining.
How should it fit - The bomber jacket has a simple shape. It should fall right about to the hem of your shirt, and the cuffing on the waist and arms shouldn’t feel restrictive. There should be enough room to wear a sweater or shirt underneath and still feel comfortable.
Looks best on - This jacket looks great on tall or short men! Because the bomber jacket is so simple, styling this jacket on any body type is a breeze.