Le lin est peut-être un tissu d’été, mais ce blouson aviateur prouve qu’il fonctionne aussi par temps froid en automnnovembre 9, 2019
- Onia’s linen take on the classic bomber is all you need to transition from summer into fall.
- Made using 100% Irish linen sourced from the brand’s own mills in Europe, this jacket is lightweight, airy, utilitarian, and cozy but presentable.
- Originally $245, get it now for 30% off ($171.50). We don’t know how long this deal will last, so act quickly.
Linen reminds me of summer, which I’m just not quite ready to give up. The weather’s not that cold yet, and flannel, while I’ll wear it from time to time, isn’t exactly my thing. Airy, skin-soft, and muted pastels and drabs? Now we’re talking.
But my paperweight linen shirts of yore (i.e., summer) must eventually make their way into fall, winter, and spring storage (non-linen season is a long affair here in the northeastern US), and I must acquiesce, however reluctantly.
On fit and function
There is a wrinkle in everything. Look, linen’s going to do its thing. You can spend your life ironing it, or you can give in to the universal will of this oh-so-splendid fabric. I will eternally opt to go with the fiber’s flow.
Down to brass tacks, this is a rougher linen than the material that festooned sultry backyard soirées, but still a good bit lighter than your rugged curtains or duvet covers. In true bomber style, I’d probably have gone with a size medium rather than large (above) for my 6-foot frame, but it’s just large enough to fit most of my sweaters, which means I stand a good chance of comfortably pulling off linen until and perhaps even through Thanksgiving.
Ribbed elastic trim ties this lightweight piece back to its leather-borne heritage, and an IDEAL zipper, used to fasten much of the world’s military apparel, is a sturdy finishing touch.
The stitching on this jacket is near impeccable — something we’ve seen across the board with Onia. And while this isn’t the best thread in the world, it’s also not the cheapest.
Inside are two exceptionally accommodating pockets that could hold any number of things, including a Kindle or a magazine, and more.
Lastly, make sure you dry clean this jacket; it’s worth it. I’m sure it could handle a wash (so long as you keep it out of the drier), but it’ll last longer if you adhere to washing instructions.
Final thoughts on the Onia Linen Bomber Jacket
Okay, this isn’t formal wear, so get that out of your head. It’s far more on the casual side. But who knows? The sky’s the limit with an iron, and maybe you can sweet-talk your way through the front door. But it’s as comfortable as anything, flowy, and I don’t want to take it off. You probably won’t either.
Pros: Soft, cozy, functional (in a casual, utilitarian sense)
Cons: Wrinkles easily (but so does all linen)