The Suede Bomber

Camel

359 

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299 

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  • Heavy Italian suede
  • Neat double-welted hand-warmer pockets
  • Tailored fit made in Italy
Camel
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A classic jacket with a dash of danger

Engines on, chocks away

1

A blousy, old-fashioned cut

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Suede that’s too precious, too fragile

3

Seams that can’t take the strain of your high octane lifestyle

4

Ribbing that doesn’t pull its weight

A look we like to call, ‘Old-Frenchman-Driving-a-Panel-Van-Chic’.

A Suede Bomber that won't let you down

Getting the Suede Bomber you deserved required a bit of extra care. And so we refined and tweaked our prototypes like there was no tomorrow. The result is a swanky bit of outerwear, that solves the age-old mystery of what’s on the other side of leather with extra flair.

A substantial slice of suede

Suede jackets make us think of ranchers, truckers, bikers. Fellas like that have no need for flimsy clothing. And while your daily commute isn’t as treacherous as a cattle drive across the plains, you still want clothing you can rely on. This is a substantial suede that drapes nicely, and needn’t be babied.

We tried the rest, and chose the best

This not being our first venture into suede jacket territory, we already had a fair amount of research to go on. But never ones to rest on our laurels, we tested three more tanneries. Result: this bomber is a full Italian job starting with a premium choice of veg-tanned suede from Italian tannery, Mastrotto. Molto bene.

Everything in perfect balance

You might have heard us mention the dreaded Alan Partridge Zone (or APZ, for those in the know). This is where those blousy, shapeless shearling jackets live. This zone must be avoided at all costs, and it extends beyond your local roadside hotel. The fit we’ve developed here is carefully tailored, creating a nice, neat silhouette that’s not too snug.

Reinforced ribbing

So you don’t have to worry about the suede giving out, but what about the ribbing? It’s often the collars and hems that are the first things to go. Worry no more. The ribbing on the Suede Bomber is not only durable, but will keep its shape nicely.

Seams you can feel certain about

Same goes for the seams. You could have two pieces of the strongest material in the word, but if they’re attached by a few inches of shonky thread your jacket’s not going to stay together. As usual, we’ve reinforced stress points so your jacket will take the strain without breaking a sweat.

Pocket precision

Rather than flap pockets which can look a bit messy, we’ve gone for sleek double-welted pockets that don’t spoil the line of the jacket.

Doppio zippo

Which is Italian for ‘double zip’ we understand. The front of the jacket fastens with a double YKK zip that can be undone from the top or the bottom. Until you’ve had a jacket with a double YKK zip, you can’t fully appreciate how life changing this can be.

Viva Italia

We don’t just settle for the first factory we visit, you know. We like to do the rounds, at least four this time round, until we’re certain we’re working with just the right people. On this occasion, just the right people happened to be the second-to-none jacket technicians over at Pellemoda in Italy.

Well played, suede

Traceability

What goes into making your Suede Bomber ?

The materials have travelled a total of 4,925 km (3,060 miles) from field to doormat.

Farming

England, Argentina, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine, USA

Washing

Tanning

Mastrotto Italy

Environmental certifications : ISO 14001, BLUE ANGEL, LWG GOLD
Social certifications : ISO 9001, LWG GOLD

Finish

Mastrotto Italy

Environmental certifications : ISO 14001, BLUE ANGEL, LWG GOLD
Social certifications : ISO 9001, LWG GOLD

Manufacturing

Pellemoda

Environmental certifications : HIGG, ISO 14001
Social certification : SA8000

We didn't go very far because we work with Pellemoda. The factory is only 14 km from Mastrotto's headquarters.

Transport

Road haulage.

Environmental Impact

Our aim is to always give you as much information as possible on the clothes we make so you can make an informed decision before preordering. This includes the environmental impact of each Suede Bomber we produce expressed in simple terms that we can all easily understand. There’s no point hiding from it: 

14.6 kg

of CO2 emitted

Equivalent to 266 kms (or 66 miles) travelled by car.

545 L

water consumption

Equivalent to 8 five-min showers.

253 MJ

energy depletion

Equivalent to 85 hours of electric heating (in average appartment).

It’s a tough decision

Camel

A colour this classy won’t give you the hump.

Deliveries & exchanges

Delivery costs

We deliver worldwide. For orders in selected European countries* including the UK, we charge a flat fee of 9€ irrespective of how much you order. For deliveries in the rest of Europe and outside of the EU, the cost is 15€.

Easy size change

If you get the wrong size, fear not, we accept returns and exchanges. For orders in Europe, these are free. For countries in the rest of the world, we ask you to pay the return cost and we will take care of the cost of sending out an exchange. Just log into your Asphalte account and we’ll get that sorted.

Satisfied or your money back

It costs nothing to try

If you ever change your mind or the product doesn't meet your expectations when you receive it, all you have to do is send it back unworn and we'll refund you. Easy.

The team

Four of us started Asphalte back in 2016. With a few years of experience in fashion under our belts, we wanted to make clothes, but not just any old clothes. Well-made clothes, designed to last, using great materials and made in good conditions. The guys we wanted to kit were our mates, who liked clothes but who weren't willing to go all out on a pair of jeans. We send them a survey to find out what they expected from a brand. Their answers were so enlightening that we opened the questionnaires up to everyone. Best decision we ever made.

Since then, you've been at the start of every clothes we make. We ask for your opinion on a product before we get busy with the design process, and that's the way forward for us.

We're not here to reinvent the wheel. We're here to make your wardrobe classics with the best materials and the best manufacturers. Above all, we're here to make things simple, stuff that you'll still be able to wear in ten years' time.

Over the last 4 years, we've gradually put together the dream team to make it happen on a larger scale. Today, there are 45 of us working to make your favourite clothes, in a quality that was once reserved for a handful of men.

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