1 Piece/3 Ways: Suede Bomber Jacket

January 28th, 2012


This winter has been unbelievably mild in NYC. My heaviest coats haven’t left the closet yet and I’m not sure if they will at all this year.

It’s the last week of January and I find myself getting more use out of mid-weight jackets (like this badass suede bomber) than any of my heavy parkas.

Typically these would be more Spring-appropriate outfits, but I have to keep it real with what I’ve been wearing lately.

Here I styled a warm-but-not-heavy bomber jacket for three different mild winter occasions.


1. Business Casual


A bomber jacket in a classic shape, luxurious fabric (like leather or suede) and neutral color (like this awesome grey/olive) can easily swap-out a suit jacket to turn a “corporate” look into a “business casual” look.

As proof, this is actually the exact same outfit as the first look in this post, all I changed was the jacket (and scarf, of course).


A bomber jacket (whether it’s suede, denim, leather, cotton, etc.) should fit snug through the body and sleeve, and hit just a few inches below the waistband.




  • Denim western shirt by Levi’s
  • Burgundy socks by Marcoliani
  • Brown turtleneck sweater by Uniqlo
  • Silver belt buckle by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
  • Olive suede jacket by John Varvatos
  • Neutral chinos by Helmut Lang
  • Brown alligator belt by Ralph Lauren Purple Label
  • scott

    nevermind, i see it now. nice.

  • scott

    who makes the bomber? it’s exactly what i’m looking for.

  • MOZART5000

    Yea the McQueen boots are unique, I love them. I would love bomber jackets to death but I have extremely long arms(36-37L) and a normal sized torso/shoulders(M-L) so 99.999% of the time when I come across an attractive bomber that fits snug in the waist and shoulders the sleeves are way to short. SMH.

  • Ambyr

    I love everything about your Business Casual look. Very sleek. The Afternoon Errands look is great too. I really like that dark denim button up.


  • Sam

    Love the look of that Levi’s denim shirt. May I ask where you got it from?

  • Wayne

    Those Alexander McQueen Boots are SICK!!!

  • andrew

    sick post. sorry to ask this because i probably read it somewhere and can’t find it, what do you taper your suit pants to? 7.5 across?

  • TO

    Clean first look and turtle under sport shirt= smart. Sweet jacket btw:)

  • Emanuel Iuhas

    Great styling!
    Thanks for inspiring!

  • Maurice

    Love that jacket. Those loafers by Allen Edmonds – I have a pair but I’m afraid to wear them because they look like my father’s shoes.

  • Anonymous

    those are great navy pants