(Sponsored Product Placement – Comme des Garcons’ shirt bomber)
[dropcap size=big]R[/dropcap]ecently, I had the privilege of being interviewed for Farfetch’s “Why I Love Comme des Garcons (<– check it out)” article. With this year’s Met Ball Gala theme being Rei Kawakubo/Commes des Garçons, Art of the In-Between, it was fitting to talk about my admiration of the brand.
After the interview, the team let me grab a piece from the collection, so I went with the CDG Boys Shirt Bomber Jacket. Thanks Farfetch!
As a self-diagnosed outerwear addict, I can admit that when the weather warms up, I fall into a sartorial depressive state. It’s no longer justifiable to rock my favorite leather jacket with temperatures above 70’s, however; I discovered the shirt bomber jacket via Comme des Garcons that alleviated that issue.
Why I Love The Concept Shirt Bomber
This honestly feels like a garment that I’ve designed in my head, but, never put on paper. My collection of jackets consists of 6 bombers, most having a wearability that ends during the late spring because they’re too heavy. This is why the shirt bomber is stylistically intriguing.
It’s as light as your favorite poplin shirt and consists stripe patterns of all three of your favorite shirts. With a colorway of light blue that’s familiar to any 9-to-5 guy, but, the CDG Boys text on back-panel is HYPEBeast approved, I’ve found a jacket that meets both of my aesthetics.
Inherently sporty, this jacket does one major thing right regarding fit. The length of the body is short and stops right at the waist. For your reference, I’m 5 foot 9 (and a quarter!) and most bombers fall just below my waist.
How To Wear It
Have you heard of the concept, The Blazer 2.0? Well, if you haven’t, this jacket is the prime example of a blazer 2.0. Add a twist to a tailored look by pairing it with navy trousers and a t-shirt. Or, go all-the-way sporty by rocking this jacket with a pair of joggers, but, opt for chinos instead of sweatpant material.
Photo by Marina T. Peele
All thoughts & opinions are that of Men’s Style Pro. Comme des Garcons jacket was gifted by Farfetch.
Founder & Creative Director of Men's Style Pro, Sabir has a deep passion for menswear and all things manly. Selected as one of the "5 Best Dressed Men In America" by Esquire Magazine in 2010 & as #GQFall 2013 Best Dressed Man. As of 2014, Sabir serves as a freelance brand ambassador & executive stylist for GQ Magazine & GQ Report. Outside of that partnership, Sabir serves as an independent brand consultant as well. Reach me directly at SABIR@MENSSTYLEPRO.COM