Eight to 10 years ago, when Netflix sent the DVD of Pulp Fiction to your place, and you watched it, Bruce Willis’s Butch Coolidge looked pretty dated. A product of the mid-’90s if ever there was one. Which is fine. That’s when the movie took place.
Watching it now, though, Butch, save for a little billowiness in the suede bomber, is looking pretty on-point.
That chill in the air: it’s... actually, nonexistent.
But it’ll arrive eventually. And when it does, you’ll notice all manner of dapper jacketry making its way onto the racks at a purveyor near you, like this wool-and-goose-down bomber by Brunello Cucinelli. It’s part of his newly available fall collection, and we wish you luck finding a more handsome way to fend off the breeze this coming season.
Here’s what else you need to know.
The Story: Bomber jackets have been around since, well, they were worn by people who actually dropped bombs while sporting them during WWI. Think Top Gun, but in black-and-white and minus those preposterous patches.
Who to Channel: A young fighter pilot who enjoys a bit of sport hunting or other riflery in his spare time; Michael Fassbender preparing for a joyride on his two-wheeled steed.
When to Wear It: Anytime between now and spring training 2014.
Degree of Difficulty: Easy. Whatever you’ve got underneath, this bomber’ll cover it with a heaping measure of swagger. Not that you didn’t have some of your own already.