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The aviator jacket guide

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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    Topman

    Black leather asymmetric cut jacket with shearling detailing £160 by TOPMAN; topman.com

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    Hilfiger Denim

    Chocolate leather blouson jacket with shearling collar £420 by HILFIGER DENIM; 020-7479 7591

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    CP Company

    Tan leather blouson jacket with shearling collar and epaulettes £1,095 by CP COMPANY; 020-7287 7734

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    Jofama

    Weathered brown leather jacket with shearling detailing £399 by JOFAMA; question-air.com

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    Out Of Town

    Khaki jacket with shearling collar £495 from OUT OF TOWN; outoftownlondon.com

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    Michael Kors At Harrods

    Textured brown leather jacket with shearling collar and fur lining £999 by MICHAEL KORS AT HARRODS; 020-7730 1234

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    Polo Ralph Lauren

    Weathered brown leather ‘Buckley’ jacket with chunky shearling detailing £2,080 by POLO RALPH LAUREN; ralphlauren.com

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    Reiss

    Black leather asymmetric cut jacket with shearling collar and lapels £395 by REISS 1971; reissonline.com

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    Burberry Prorsum

    Brown leather jacket with shearling detailing and double collar £2,495 by BURBERRY PRORSUM; 020-7806 1303; burberry.com

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    John Varvatos

    Black blouson jacket with black shearling collar £398 by JOHN VARVATOS STAR USA; johnvarvatos.com