Style tips: 5 elevator shoes to match a man’s bomber jacket

 The bomber jacket is trending right now: it is the men’s jacket to focus while renewing your wardrobe for this year’s autumn/winter season. The great thing about the bomber jacket is that it is a mid-season jacket, so you will wear it again in spring. Although, for those with a shorter than average stature, it is not a garment without pitfalls. This year the bomber jacket is trendy in its classic eighties versions, but also in many new interpretations. Here are 5 ideas for combining it to create looks that will increase your stature.

The military pilot’s jacket is making a comeback just as it did in the 1980s. If there is one main trend in this year’s autumn men’s fashion, in fact, it is the bomber jacket. The biggest fashion houses have all agreed to repropose it on the men’s (but also women’s) fashion catwalks during their winter shows and now no half-weight jacket is trendier than the bomber jacket.

Of course the bomber jacket is nothing new. Its birth, in fact, goes back as far as 1917. It was the outerwear worn by military pilots and then became the typical jacket of American college students, before becoming a trendy garment for everyone in the 1980s. In short, it has come a long way.

And now? We see all kind of them. The shops are full of classic bomber jackets with a military and street flavour, and those in American college style. Then there are also luxury reinterpretations such as real leather bomber jackets and even more exotic leather ones.

Certainly autumn is just around the corner, and we have to put away swimwear, but before pulling out coats and down jackets, this is the time for mid-season jackets. And among the men’s jackets for this autumn, there is one that is ready to fill our wardrobes: the men’s bomber jacket. But be careful in choosing the right bomber jacket and in matching it.


Beware of man-bomber traps!

The trend of the moment wants the maxi and oversize bomber jacket to be worn at all times, especially with casual and informal daytime outfits, but not only. However, for those who are not of average height, and even more so for those who do not have a slim and slender physique, the oversized bomber jacket is not the most suitable jacket for men to wear.

Fortunately, there are cropped and less voluminous versions closer to the original bomber jacket. In this case, the rebellious soul of the bomber jacket remains the same, but a slimmer cut makes it a perfect jacket also for those who are always looking for a lengthening look.

Only in this way, the men’s bomber jacket can really be the must-have outerwear for the cold season: versatile, perfect for every physique and in line with current trends. With these characteristics, it is an absolute must-have in your wardrobe. It can be worn on the most diverse occasions.

If you leave behind the eighties bomber jacket, characterised by a relaxed and oversize cut, and you choose a casual, soft jacket (with narrow cuffs, which lends itself to multiple combinations) then you will be sure not to arrive unprepared for the onset of the first cold weather. So let’s look in detail how to combine the bomber jacket in style to elongate the figure.


Coloured bomber jacket + white t-shirt + white elevator sneakers. Basic!

The combination of a man’s bomber jacket and a white t-shirt is one of the most popular all-time favourites. For this autumn/winter season, you can focus on details to make it even more trendy, such as colours and fine materials. An example? GuidoMaggi’s Ocean bomber jacket made of blue nappa leather with a pure silk lining to be worn with a white T-shirt, jeans and a pair of white elevator sneakers. This is a basic and timeless look, and the coloured bomber jacket gives it personality and style.




Bomber jacket in neutral tones + total black + black elevator boots. Elegant!

To match the bomber jacket with more formal outfits, one trick is to go for neutral tones. Under an elegant total black look, for example (instead of the classic trench coat) try pairing a bomber jacket in brown/grey tones, like GuidoMaggi’s Heimdall jacket in crocodile leather and pure cashmere lining. On the feet, a pair of black elevator boots or ankle boots will be able to give your outfit extra momentum and inches.




Two-tone bomber jacket + jeans + high top sneakers. Eighties!

For those who are nostalgic for the Eighties and want to bring the bomber jacket back to its origins, there’s nothing better than a look with an Eighties twist. So, if you are under 30, go for an outfit consisting of a two-coloured bomber jacket just like the American college ones (but in a slim-fit version), a pair of jeans and a pair of high top snaekers. For an eighties-inspired look, a pair of black and white Forida and a pair of blue and white Mykonos are perfect.




Bomber jacket + checked shirt + elevator trainers. Sporty!

The men’s bomber jacket is the key garment of college style. But if in the past it was simply the uniform of American students, today you don’t have to be a Yale scion to wear it. On the contrary, a blue or green bomber jacket can be the perfect jacket to complete a sporty look with a checked shirt and a pair of sweat trousers. An example? Try pairing your favourite checked shirt with GuidoMaggi’s Kent blue perforated leather jacket and a pair of elevator trainers from the Varenne collection to increase your stature.




Black bomber jacket + cargo trousers + army green sneakers. Grunge!

How to match the black bomber jacket? This is the most popular, especially for men who like bomber jackets inspired by military pilots. It also lends itself very well to a grunge style look, strictly total black. So take your favourite cargo trousers (but not too baggy) and pair them with GuidoMaggi’s black leather Marlon bomber jacket with silk lining and a pair of military green elevator sneakers and you’re done.