Men about town need a few fashion staples: a decent pair of brogues, chinos, jeans and some finely cut shirts immediately spring to mind. An addition to that list is the classic aviator jacket. The surplus-inspired, fighter-pilot classic is making a big noise on civvy street.
Perfectly timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and inspired by fashion designer Christopher Bailey’s sterling work at Burberry, aviator jackets are the must-have outer garment for chaps this winter.
Below are some of our favourites; and don’t panic, there’s jackets to suit every wallet.
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Black leather asymmetric cut jacket with shearling detailing £160 by TOPMAN; topman.com
Chocolate leather blouson jacket with shearling collar £420 by HILFIGER DENIM; 020-7479 7591
Tan leather blouson jacket with shearling collar and epaulettes £1,095 by CP COMPANY; 020-7287 7734
Weathered brown leather jacket with shearling detailing £399 by JOFAMA; question-air.com
Out Of Town
Khaki jacket with shearling collar £495 from OUT OF TOWN; outoftownlondon.com
Michael Kors At Harrods
Textured brown leather jacket with shearling collar and fur lining £999 by MICHAEL KORS AT HARRODS; 020-7730 1234
Polo Ralph Lauren
Weathered brown leather ‘Buckley’ jacket with chunky shearling detailing £2,080 by POLO RALPH LAUREN; ralphlauren.com
Black leather asymmetric cut jacket with shearling collar and lapels £395 by REISS 1971; reissonline.com
Brown leather jacket with shearling detailing and double collar £2,495 by BURBERRY PRORSUM; 020-7806 1303; burberry.com
Black blouson jacket with black shearling collar £398 by JOHN VARVATOS STAR USA; johnvarvatos.com