Fashion designer Billy Reid’s aesthetic blends loose silhouettes, natural tones, and intricate patterns and detailing. It is a look that mixes Reid’s laid-back Southern roots and sharp, New York sensibility. Exemplifying the Alabama-based label’s penchant for innovative designs and high-quality fabrics, the Billy Reid Suede Bomber takes the traditional outerwear style to new heights of luxury and craftsmanship. Billed as “a classic to carry you through the seasons” the suede bomber epitomizes Reid’s brand of down-home charm, downtown hipness, and lived-in-luxury; it’s part Cool Hand Luke, part Marcello Mastroianni, and the ideal piece of menswear for a casual outing or a night on the town. In other words, the suede bomber is designed to outlast trends.
The modern bomber jacket is based on the MA-1 bomber jacket designed for military pilots in the 1950s. James Dean’s “red bomber” in Rebel Without a Cause turned the jacket into an outerwear staple, and the look remains timeless today. Billy Reid’s take on the classic bomber features rich calf suede sourced from the famed Montebello tannery. The jacket is handcrafted in Italy, lined with 100% cotton, and finished with an antique brass zipper. Billy Reid won GQ’s 2010 Best New Menswear Designer award, which is something to think about when considering the rugged charm of the Billy Reid Suede Bomber.
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