With a massive subcultural history in tow, the bomber jacket's timeless status is unquestioned. Though it's always a part of the fall, winter, and even summer, wardrobe cast, the first menswear show of the Prada and Raf Simons story just made it the star. A signature of Raf's portfolio, the duo took classic bomber jackets, lined them with contrasting patterns, and added Prada-logoed arm pouches for the modern audience.

The duo isn't the first to offer a new spin, though. Since its repurposed popularity in the ’50s, the bomber has been adopted by countless subcultures, from punk to hip hop, and yet still holds strong as one of the most popular casual items available. Almost every label has tried its hand at the bomber jacket and that’s another reason why it remains an essentials wardrobe addition. With Raf and Miuccia's take on the MA-1 firmly on the mind, we picked out some of the best around right now that'll help make the wait for the duo's FW21 collection more bearable.

From iconic pieces by Alpha Industries to a current season option by Prada, we're serving up one clear argument for why the bomber jacket might be the most versatile piece in your wardrobe this winter and way beyond.

Scroll for some of the best bomber jackets around right now.

ERL

Bomber Jacket

Bomber Jacket

$540

ERL

Further Reductions Up To 70% Off

Further Reductions Up To 70% Off

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ERL is a relatively new name on the block, hailing from California. Its collections are full of standout graphics and textile works and this bomber is a prime example.

Canada Goose

Arxan Bomber Jacket

Arxan Bomber Jacket

$995

Canada Goose

Buy at Canada Goose

Cold weather outfitting supremo Canada Goose takes the bomber and makes it winter-ready with duck down lining and water-resistant tech.

Prada

Triangle Logo-Patch Padded-Shell Bomber Jacket

Triangle Logo-Patch Padded-Shell Bomber Jacket

$1480

Prada

Extra 20% Off Sale

Extra 20% Off Sale

Buy at Matchesfashion

While we wait not so patiently for Prada and Raf's FW21 bomber jackets to hit the shelves, we'll take solace in a Prada solo release.

Uniqlo

MA-1 Blouson

MA-1 Blouson

$30

UNIQLO

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Uniqlo keeps things completely classic with this black MA-1 jacket. Elasticated cuffs, hem, and collar retain heat while a pocket to the left arm offers an authentic bomber-jacket touch. You don't have to pay Prada prices for a good one.

adidas Originals Terrex

Terrex Hike Bomber Down Jacket

Terrex Hike Bomber Down Jacket

$140

adidas Originals

Buy at adidas

adidas answers the call for technical gear again via its Terrex line. Perfect for those next-level hiking looks.

A-COLD-WALL*

Bomber Jacket

Bomber Jacket

$775

A-COLD-WALL*

Now Up To 60% Off

Now Up To 60% Off

Buy at Farfetch

A technical offering courtesy of Samuel Ross and A-COLD-WALL* in a '70s-leaning colorway. What's not to like?

Random Identities

Quilted Bomber Jacket

Quilted Bomber Jacket

$178

Random Identities

Up to 60% Off ssense.com

Up to 60% Off ssense.com

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The shorter, cropped outerwear silhouette is a big look across menswear collections at the moment and this option from Random Identities fits the bill snugly.

Alpha Industries

MA-1 Rib-Trimmed Bomber Jacket

MA-1 Rib-Trimmed Bomber Jacket

$205

Alpha Industries

Now Up To 60% Off

Now Up To 60% Off

Buy at Farfetch

An OG of the bomber jacket game, Alpha Industries started making military-grade bombers way back in 1963. Trust its lengthy experience.

Y-3

Classic Bomber Jacket

Classic Bomber Jacket

$600

Y-3

Buy at adidas

Yohji's more sports-led but still minimal as hell Y-3 line serves up a bomber jacket refined down to the most basic of cuts. A perfect tool for a modular wardrobe.

Polo Ralph Lauren

Logo-Embroidered Poplin Bomber Jacket

Logo-Embroidered Poplin Bomber Jacket

$174

Polo Ralph Lauren

Extra 20% Off Sale

Extra 20% Off Sale

Buy at Matchesfashion

Two mainstays of America unite here in a simple navy bomber by Ralph. Coated in a windproof finish and perfect for season transitioning.

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