I love its colors – cobalt, red, and white.
I love its sporty aesthetic and embroidered lettering.
But what I love most about this bomber jacket is that its former owner was my father.
My dad wore this jacket in the 1950s, when he played basketball for the U.S Army.
Repurposing it now seems extraordinarily fitting given the season’s homage to all things athletic-inspired. While it’s certainly not luxe, my dad’s now vintage bomber is fun and sporty, and another one of those pieces that’s loaded with character. (And what a conversation-starter :) ) I have several other newer versions in my closet, but it’s this one that I’m most excited about wearing. Definitely something about the history attached to it and its authenticity that sets it apart from its newer counterparts. I can’t wait to show you how I’ve styled it.
But before I do, I’d love to know how you’d interpret this vintage look. Is this something you’d dare to wear?
Wonderful post! How fabulous that you have this VERY special jacket!
Love this very nostalgia piece… Truly a classic….. Great,post…
Now that is awesome! How incredible that the color is still so vibrant. It looks fantastic.
If I were to wear a bomber it would be in black leather.
They say that clothes make the man… In this case it was the man that made these clothes. The jacket is very cool in its own right, yet due to the fact it was your Father’s, it is now irreplaceable. It is sacred. It is unique, and although you are nice to share a view of it with all of us, the only true view of it that really matters is the one seen through your eyes and your heart. How very special. Thanks for sharing this potent and personal piece of memorabilia.
I have various pieces of clothing from my grandfather and now my daddy. I have and will wear them – absolutely!!