The Cotton Bomber Spectrum

Styling Tip

These look great with sneakers and chinos, but turn things up a notch by pairing them with some military-inspired chukkas.

When it's not quite time to break out the pea coats and flannel shirts, cotton jackets make for ideal outerwear. Sure, it might be a little too hot to throw one over an oxford right now, but breezy nights mean you can wear these over a simple T-shirt while keeping your cool. Besides, once September hits you'll be wanting a cotton bomber and the best ones are hitting stores now. A great alternative to the denim jacket, these are just as rugged, and add a dose of surplus style to any outfit.


Levi's, $148

Utilizing melton wool and canvas, this jacket has been garment washed for a broken-in look and feel.


Brooks Brothers, $268

Made from a cotton/nylon blend, this has a water-repellent finish and a cotton-lined hidden hood.


Robert Geller, $610

Made in Japan of cotton and tencel, this take features contrast ribbing and sleeves, as well as a trim fit.


Club Monaco, $180

Utilizing a button placket and midweight twill, this is an affordable take on luxury versions cut from suede.


Oliver Spencer, $390

With a curved collar, and elastic hem and cuffs, the railroad stripe pattern gives this jacket a workwear feel.


T by Alexander Wang, $632

Lined in poplin and Bemberg twill, Wang adds leather details at the cuffs and elbows for a luxurious twist.


Published on

August 21, 2012

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