Today I was at Gap buying a belt and of course ended up drifting into the jackets, because my appetite for outerwear is bottomless. And there I noticed a bomber jacket with a strong furry collar. I thought I would try it on, because I liked the looks of it but more importantly I’ve been thinking about bomber jackets lately.

Why do the collarless ones look so “blah” on me? (Eg the light green one I already own, pics below. This try-on actually made me think it’s just too small in the arms and chest- XS rather than the S I tried in the darker jacket)
Would a big furry collar help?
Is this still athleisure or does it become military/70s?
Does athleisure have to be black? Because I can’t keep black free of cat hair.
Are bombers supposed to be cropped or oversized? Or whatever you want?
And: are bombers over? Seems like we may have reached maximum bomber saturation. But I still kinda like the maximal patterned or lace ones I see on the street.

I am pretty sure I won’t buy this collared jacket because it’s not practical for my climate (when it’s cold enough for this much jacket, I want my bum covered). But it led to some more thoughts on what I’m liking here and could seek in other items this season or next:
Shiny high-tech finish
Bright metallic accents
Dark green as a substitute for black
Faux fur

Care to muse along with me here?

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