Swedish Bomber Jacket
If you’re up for some villain outerwear, a Swedish bomber jacket may just be the one for you. Not before Bane, villain in Batman’s the Dark Knight Rises came out wearing a bomber jacket with an exaggerated frock, the Swedish bomber jackets didn’t stir much talk in the fashion industry.
Most bomber jackets maintain the original design. The basics are the same. You’ve got a jacket lined with fur, depending on quality; you may find one with real fur or synthetic fur as the lining. You have a hooded jacket lined with fur and open hem sleeves. The number of pockets depends on the style; the Swedish one has four cargo pockets.
How the Swedish bomber jacket gained popularity
The ultimate villain in The Dark Knight Rises made this possible. Part of his costume was a trench coat slash bomber jacket. According to its designer, it’s meant to be a cross between a Swedish army jacket and a French Revolution coat. If you have to ask which part of the jacket says “French Revolution”, it’s the overly large frock. French Revolutionaries wore trench coats that had a wide collar. It was originally taken from the working class’ coat design which was made with a turned down collar. It had reduced side pleats and small round cuffs.
Bane’s jacket during the movie used the overly large frock although it wasn’t turned down. You can also view the lining of his jacket and see fur. While it didn’t have pleats, he kept it open during the whole movie which didn’t give him movement problems.
There are other versions of bomber jackets but for the most part, they always retain the basic design. While Bane’s bomber jacket made the Swedish bomber jacket more popular, it has been known in the fashion industry already even before the movie came out.