Many leather bomber jackets for men are based on the design of the A-2 leather flight jackets that were so popular in World War 2. These jackets were worn by Air Force pilots, bombardiers and navigators during the War and tended to be decorated on the back with squadron patches made elaborately to look like artwork. These types of jackets were also referred to as a ‘bomber jacket’ and were originally designed as a jacket for Pilots, although as previously stated their usage during the war was not limited to just pilots and bomber crew members.
Leather bomber jacket mens can now be brought from various establishments including many online stores. However, online stores tend to have the largest selection as they offer a variety of bomber jackets made from leather and other materials. Bomber jackets make a real fashion statement as they have been made famous by Hollywood Actors such as John Wayne, Gregory Peck and Tom Cruise and featured in such Hollywood films as The Great Escape. The Last Stand and Top Gun. Leather bomber jackets are often worn by people who ride motorcycles, but they also make a great fashion statement when worn on casual occasions and at parties. The bomber jacket has also graced the Presidential wardrobe in the last decade or so, with both George Bush and Barrack Obama seen wearing them at various military installations.
Another fashionable leather garment is the leather gilet, a winter garment that can also be worn in moderate weather. This sleeveless jacket can be worn by both men and women, and come in a variety of colours, designs and materials. Deerskin is a popular material for womens leather Gilet as it is very soft as well as being a highly protective body warmer. The gilet design with no sleeves works well when worn over thin garments as it can help to reduce the heat a person feels when worn in warmer weather. Leather Gilets for women are really popular amongst sports enthusiasts who participate in shooting, archery and cycling as it allows for freedom of movement, but it is mainly worn as a fashion item in combination with various other items in a ladies wardrobe.
Gilets tend to be either waist or knee length, and are usually fitted in style with straight sides. Traditionally Gilets were padded and embroidered, and more like a waistcoat for men. However in the contemporary world of today, a Gilet is considered a wardrobe essential for anyone who wishes to look fashionable. If you are lucky enough to own a leather Gilet, you will see that over the years the leather becomes soft and shiny, and can last for many decades (if well looked after). The original design of the Gilet is unchanged, and you will hardly notice any difference to its original shape, although the materials it is made from have changed.