#OOTD: Here’s The New Bomber Jacket to Layer With this Season

If you’re seeking an #OOTD geared toward essential, casual layering — with just a hint of versatility and sharp style thrown in — today’s #menswear ensemble is the one to buy. The building blocks of the below #OOTD are pieces you should seriously consider adding to your wardrobe if you don’t have ’em already. Take, for example, a classic bomber jacket ¬†— like the Iron and Resin Marauder Jacket as seen below. It’s a surprisingly versatile layer, what with its functionality and military heritage. Without a doubt, the right bomber jacket can team with a rugged crewneck sweatshirt and an American-made tee as readily as it can layer over a classic Oxford shirt and a knit tie. We’re taking things in a more casual direction today (just check out the stylish slip-on sneakers in this ensemble), but regardless, the¬†Iron and Resin Marauder Jacket¬†is a sharp layer to get you through the month of October and on into November. Plus, it’s on-trend without veering too far away from tried-and-true pieces. Just read on for more, and let me know how you’d style your new favorite bomber jacket over on Twitter.

A crisp bomber jacket in a versatile color, teamed with classic and easygoing basics. Wear it all for your next fall weekend adventure.

The Bomber Jacket:¬†Iron and Resin Marauder Jacket, $199¬†–Here’s the stylish bomber jacket in question, done up in a stylish, neutral army green color. Light enough to layer for fall, easy to wear with a tee in the spring.

The Sweatshirt:¬†¬†Levi’s Classic Crewneck Sweater, $50¬†— Thought Levi’s only made stylish denim? Think again — this cotton crewneck sweater features bold stripes in a fall-ready color combo that’s ideal for layering.

The Casual Tee: Flint and Tinder Slub Tee in Oxblood, $38¬†— Comfortable, well-fitting and done up in a rich Oxblood color, Flint and Tinder always gets it right when it comes to its line of classic T-shirts.

The Denim:¬†Taylor Stitch Slim Jean in Cone Mills Standard, $98¬†Classic dark blue denim, particularly a crisp pair from Taylor Stitch, add a bit of sharp-yet-casual appeal to this outfit. Wear those jeans as much as you can — they’ll break in perfectly.
The Sneakers:¬†SeaVees Cordies Varsity Hawthorne Slip-ons, $80¬†— Casual, classic sneakers from SeaVees help make this outfit weekend-ready, and the cool corduroy texture of the Hawthorne Slip-ons is certainly appropriate for fall. Oh, and don’t forget to add some stylish socks — perhaps from Anoymousism?

The Belt:¬†Levi’s Woodland Belt, $29 (On Sale)¬†— Rugged, durable accessories make all the difference — especially in fall. Levi’s comes through with the affordable, stylish Woodland Belt.

The Watch:¬†Ventus Caspian C-01 Brass Watch, $299 — Fall’s colder temperatures and heavier textures call for accessories that stand out visually — the rugged Caspian C-01 Brass Watch from Ventus fits the bill nicely.
The Ballcap:¬†Ebbets Field Flannels x Bespoke Post “B” Baseball Cap,¬†$38¬†— This one comes at you from¬†Bespoke Post¬†— it’s a classically designed, hard-wearing vintage ballcap, plus a cool conversation starter.

A stylish bomber jacket is going to be a go-to layering piece this season — at least, I think a piece like the Iron and Resin Marauder Jacket makes total sense to add to your fall style wish list.¬†When you layer up with a classic crewneck sweatshirt from¬† Levi’s and a slim, American-made tee, it becomes that much easier to get dressed for casual style situations aplenty.¬†Classic dark blue denim¬†is a four-season staple, and that’s also true when wearing a bomber jacket from fall into winter — take note, folks. And if you want to inject a little fall-friendly style into your footwear,¬†the Hawthorne Slip-ons¬†are a wise pick, what with a neat navy corduroy upper and an easy-to-wear silhouette. Finish off your outfit with nothing but the best when it comes to accessories, like the¬†Woodland Belt¬†and a¬†vintage ballcap from¬†Bespoke Post¬†— don’t forget a durable watch, too.¬† With all of that being said, my best advice would be to wear a stylish bomber jacket exactly as you see fit; that’s the beauty of a timeless menswear staple like the¬†Iron and Resin Marauder Jacket.

Any feedback on this #OOTD? How would you style the Iron and Resin Marauder Jacket  for fall and beyond?

Thanks for reading!

-Beau

#OOTD: How to Wear a Bomber Jacket This Season

Editor’s note: You’ve surely seen this hashtag lots of different places, including on Instagram. But how does that carry over to real life? The #OOTD will take one great item and put together a versatile, stylish outfit around it. Look for past features here.

Ahh, yes. The classic bomber jacket. A men’s style staple that’s experienced a huge resurgence in recent years, in part thanks to certain, ahem, celebrities (Mr. Kanye West among them). But how do you take a style that’s seen on the runways and boil it down to an essential, easily wearable outfit? A solid menswear #OOTD, if you will? That’s why we’re here today at The Style Guide, and after you read the below, your questions will all be answered (hopefully). The key with looking at a major trend sometimes isn’t too follow it exactly — that is to say, you can buy that Alpha Industries bomber jacket, but maybe (no, definitely) switch it up from how Yeezy wears it. In this case, we’re working with a different bomber jacket entirely, and classic style staples like a slim chambray shirt and … well, we’ll leave that to the imagination for now. Have thoughts or suggestions on how you would style your bomber jacket? Leave a comment below or join the (very fun!) conversation on Twitter.

Slick, sharp and casual -- just the right way to wear a bomber this fall.

Slick, sharp and casual — just the right way to wear a bomber this fall.

The Bomber Jacket: Bridge & Burn Northrup Olive Jacket, $218 — See, I said we were using a different bomber jacket entirely — right? The olive color is neutral and yet still a change of pace from navy or that military green typically seen on bomber jackets, and the front snap hip pockets and stand-up collar are neat design touches, too.

The Chambray Shirt: JackThreads Chambray Workshirt, $49 — The great thing about starting an outfit with a neutral bomber jacket is that any classic chambray shirt in your arsenal would work — yet this neat patterned workshirt offers a heftier weight for fall, plus a pattern that’s just different enough.

The Denim: Mott & Bow Slim Morton Denim, $128 — You (probably) should recognize the Mott & Bow Slim Morton as¬†a recent Style Pick of the Week entry, and it’s a good pick here because of the super-comfortable four-way stretch and dark black color in a no-fade rinse.

The Sneakers: UGG Kramer Sneakers, $120 — Your humble author discovered the comfort and style of UGG men’s sneakers during a summer trip to Michigan, and the Kramer falls right in line with those same qualities. Surprised? Don’t be — these are a reliable, stylish high-top sneaker pick for the season ahead.

The Socks: ICNY Half-Calf Gradient Socks, $13.98 — Sometimes, you just need simple, straightforward socks that offer neutral color, comfort and performance. You get all that with this pair for a pretty decent price, and the fact that the fine folks at Huckberry sell ’em is a positive.

The Watch: MVMT Watches The 40 in Rose Gold/Natural Leather, $120 — Since when can you get a crisp, versatile watch fit for both casual and dress situation? At a low price, to boot? Since MVMT Watches started making ’em, that’s when. The case diameter is just right, and the look is crisp and clean for just over $100.

The Belt: Tanner Goods Classic Belt in Hickory, $99.98 — Looking for an investment-worthy belt that’ll break in beautifully and offer a rich accent to dressy and casual outfits? Here it is.

The Everyday Carry: Bull & Stash The Stash Notebook (5.5″ x 9″), $50 — $50? For a notebook? Bear with me. Bull & Stash Notebooks support American-made production and top-notch quality, and they’re refillable — just swap out the paper when you’re done (save those memories though).

Buck Mason - Timeless Design. Made in America.

If the below #OOTD feels a bit too casual for you with those sneakers, swap them out for a pair of stylish men’s dress shoes (casual wingtips are a nice way to go), or heck, keep the sneakers and add a navy knit tie to wear this to the office. This sort of casual yet put-together look might be best for a¬† weekend coffee run or, dare I say it … Sunday brunch. And since it’s a midweight approach to wearing a bomber jacket¬†— note the lack of a heavy hoodie, a la¬†Kanye — it should work in the early¬†fall or spring in the right conditions. For a bomber jacket that’s certainly an investment, it’s a positive that it can be worn multiple ways. For a look at how yours truly styles spring and fall outerwear for similar situations, head over to Instagram — maybe? Please?

‘Til the next #OOTD,

-Beau