Flying back into trend: The Aviator Jacket

Submitted by on Saturday, 14 August 2010 | 3 Comments

The military jacket has fallen out of line and the leather jackets have rode off into the sunset. Now, the highstreet stores and the fashion magazines are currently buzzing with a warm, winter coat that is going to be a huge trend this year. This huge trend is the Aviator Jacket which has been redeveloped and redesigned from the original flight/flying jacket, a statement jacket worn by airforce pilots in the 1940s and onwards.

The flight jacket was worn by pilots, simply to keep warm, and the sheepskin and leather materials certainly helped towards this, which is why they are perfect for our bitter British winters.

The Aviator jacket has been seen on the likes of Burberry and DKNY’s catwalk shows and thankfully, the highstreet stores are slowly filling up with the latest trend. The jackets are a great alternative to the leather rock chick jacket as their furry lining makes them all the more cosy. They are made all the more cheerful with their sheepskin and beige colours and are bound to lift spirits in the pouring rain.

All of our favourite highstreet stores are stocking the current trends, including the ever fashionable supermarkets such as Tesco. Team with a day time or night time dress or with skinny jeans and boots.

Topshop are stocking a 100% Sheepskin Flying Jacket for a costly £325, while ASOS have a more purse friendly Leather Aviator Jacket With Detachable Faux Fur Collar for £120. Cheaper highstreet stores such as Matalan are stocking the jacket for a mere £30, while M&S stock a sophisticated, dark brown jacket for £85.

The trend is going to grow and grow, with aviator style gilets being popular the following spring/summer 2011.

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