Now that spring has officially sprung, it's time to reassess your outerwear. Out with the bulk, in with the cool, refined and always essential bomber jacket

You cannot overestimate how versatile a good bomber is. And while we're not expecting you to go for a satin number like Ryan Gosling in Drive (below), if you choose wisely, one of these bad boys will be your best friend in the months to come.

Stick with neutral tones — blacks, grays and navy — to maximize your new jacket's versatility. Then go for a white or gray T-Shirt for a casual look, or smarten up with a slim-fit cotton Oxford shirt

Add some dark, skinny fit denim, a killer pair of sneakers or brogues, and you're ready for almost anything the season will throw at you.

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