6 Bomber Jackets Blowing up this Spring

From simple pilot to the showy printed, these aren’t your fathers’ bombers.

You know what a bomber jacket is. The archetype? Paul Newman in just about anything. A young Tom Cruise in Top Gun seducing a young Kelly McGillis. The bomber is slick, functional, paired best with aviators and a beautiful blonde.

That was the bomber jacket. Now, the new bomber jacket comes with fewer inches at the hem, more material options and even a much broader spectrum of colors. The result can be lightweight, versatile outerwear pieces ideal for the unpredictable spring climate. Don’t believe us? Check out celebs like Pharrell, Josh Hartnett, Zac Efron and more who’ve been wearing them recently. Here are 6 to set your sights on.

Photos by Everett Collection