If we were making a wish list for the ideal bomber jacket, we'd ask for one with a tailored fit, cut from suede that's luxurious but resistant to inclement weather and engineered to be durable enough to take daily wear. And if we were being really honest (and a little greedy), it wouldn't cost the same as a laptop computer.
Well, it seems the gents at Beckett Simonon had the same wish list, because they've just debuted that very jacket. Known for their reasonably priced fine footwear, the direct-to-consumer brand is branching out into apparel by perfecting a timeless menswear staple. Now available for pre-sale (with a deep discount), the all-season suede jacket comes in a classic cognac brown or modern navy colorway.
And while soft calf suede is typically a delicate material, Beckett Simonon's is now waterproof and stain resistant thanks to some game-changing nanotechnology. "It's really amazing, this hydrophobic coating makes the suede 100% waterproof while conserving all of its natural attributes," says co-founder Andrés Niño. "Inside, we used an incredible cotton-linen lining that makes it very fresh and breathable, and then finished it off with double YKK Everbright zippers that will last decades." So if you've been waiting for the perfect bomber, we'd say it's arrived.