CoatsRichard Gere's Favorite Bomber Jacket Was Fire
The legendary actor and international playboy had a very stylish go-to bomber in the late '80s.
Welcome to TBT, a look back at the epic style moves from decades past. Up today: A man so handsome he had all of Hollywood wrapped around his cool guy fingers (Cindy Crawford and Julia Roberts included). The king of brash businessman sex-appeal, Richard Gere.
Who: Richard Gere
Where: America: East and West coasts
Every man has a favorite jacket, and it usually makes its way into rotation right around now, as the weather chills out for fall. Richard Gere, international tastemaker, at the peak of his fame was no exception. Gere wore this navy leather bomber with red, white, and blue striped collar and white-tipped racing stripe on the chest throughout '87, '88, and '89. He wore it over a simple T-shirts and knits alike. He loved the damn thing, and so do we.
The color, cut, material, and stylish details of the jacket make it easy to see why Gere couldn't stop wearing it. It goes with everything. It looks super comfortable and is great for both fall weather in New York and chilly evenings year-round in California. The thin white stripe across the chest helped Gere look even more buff than usual, and the pebbled navy leather gave the jacket a rich and unique quality—two things every man should look for in a jacket meant to be worn over and over again. We dig the subtle U.S.A. vibes as well, perfect for an icon of American style like Gere. Now that bomber jackets are back in such a big way, we're sure you can find your own version of this look. Add some classic wayfarers and you'll be a heartthrob too—probably.