Bomber Boys

Lenny wears denim jacket ACNE, wifebeater zimmerli, denim acne and sneakers adidas. Norman wears Bomberjacket adidas by David Beckham, denim ACNE and sneakers adidas by David Beckham. Photo ©Thuy Pham

Menswear and class tourism in Berlin

Upwards and onwards: that’s the trajectory of fashion. What starts in the subcultures ends up in the salons, and nowhere is that more true than with the bomber jacket. An emblem of defiant working-class cool, equal parts functional and confrontational, the bomber jacket has recently gone up a notch on the fashion register. It’s chic and designery, as Bottega Veneta, APC, Richard James, Calvin Klein and many others have offered versions. But like the rudeboys pictured here, out of place and in the mood on Ku’Damm, the bomber jacket remains rooted in its history of competition, conflict and heroism. It’s very now, but it’ll never be posh.

Photography: Thuy Pham
Styling: Lorena Maza
Hair & Make up: Philipp Koch Verheyen using MAC @ Nude Agency
Models: Norman & Lenny @ Izaio Models

Lenny wears Bomberjacket Neil Barrett, denim ACNE; Norman wears leather Bomberjacket Alexander Wang. Photo ©Thuy Pham

 

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