How To Style The Active Flex Bomber Jacket With The Modern Otter

By now, we’re assuming that you’ve noticed our outerwear obsession: the bomber jacket is everywhere & we can’t stop, won’t stop. This season, we’ve taken the bomber jacket for an active spin by constructing the jacket from our signature Flex fabric for increased comfort & flexibility. With traditional ribbing around the collar and cuffs, the AEO Active Flex Bomber Jacket has the look of your favorite bomber and and a feel that’s totally new. Aaron, the menswear blogger behind The Modern Otter, styled our Active Bomber Jacket with casual layers to tone down the loungewear feel and amp up the wear-anywhere, ready-for-whatever vibe. Keep reading to see Aaron’s full look & shop his #AEOSTYLE. Plus, check out Aaron’s past post with us here.

How To Style The Active Flex Bomber Jacket With Blogger The Modern Otter

MEET AARON: “Hi, I’m Aaron. The Modern Otter started from a passion to tell the stories behind fashion. It’s easy to throw up a few photos, but I care about who made it, where the fabric came from, what inspired the design or what trend it embodies. Every piece of clothing tells a story and I think it’s important to know that story. That sounds lofty, I know. But The Modern Otter is really just a place of discovery. A site for us to find cool places and things and talk about them.

A little about me: I currently live in New York City but have lived in California, Arizona and UpState(ish) New York. My background is in theatre and costume design, but I spent 10 years as a merchandising manager for a major retailer. Now I’m blogging and advising full time!”

How To Style The Active Flex Bomber Jacket With Blogger The Modern Otter

WHAT INSPIRED AARON’S LOOK: “What makes a bomber a bomber? Most notably, the ribbed wrists and waist band. That’s why a baseball jacket and a leather jacket can both be ‘bombers’. Those embroidered “signature” jackets you saw all over the place this Summer? Yup. Those are bombers too. For today’s look, I paired AEO’s Active Flex Bomber Jacket with a twill shirt and ribbed turtleneck for some casual Fall layering. I’m obsessed with turtlenecks (in case you couldn’t tell from my Insta), and I took the styling up a notch by wearing it under my twill shirt. This only works if the turtleneck is thin.”

SHOP AARON’S LOOK: Active Flex Bomber Jacket | 360 Extreme Flex Skinny Jean
Turtleneck Sweater | Heathered Twill Shirt

Show us how you style our Active Flex Bomber Jacket with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery. Plus, check out @aeomenswear for more men’s style inspiration.

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AEO Gifts for Him: The Active Adventurer

If you know someone who is always on-the-go (think: non-stop from the gym to work & more), you’re dealing with an Active Adventurer. Finding the perfect gift for this guy is almost as difficult as keeping up with his schedule, but this year we’ve got you covered. We curated a gift guide of on-the-go gifts for the on-the-go guy so that he can still celebrate the season & never miss a beat.

Show us what you’re giving & getting this season with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter, and shop this gift guide below!

AEO Gift Guide: Gifts for the Active AdventurerSHOP GIFTS FOR THE ACTIVE ADVENTURER:

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AEO Gifts for Her: The Life of the Party

We all have that one friend… you know, the one everyone can’t help but feel happy around! She’s the Life of the Party & always makes your day a little more exciting. We curated a gift guide just for her, inspired by rich velvet, deep colors & metallic accessories. Give the girl who knows how to celebrate something to celebrate.

Show us what you’re giving & getting this season with #AEOSTYLE on Instagram & Twitter, and shop this gift guide below!

AEO Gift Guide: Gifts for the Life of the Party

SHOP GIFTS FOR THE LIFE OF THE PARTY:

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Stylist Inspired: Favorite #AEOSTYLE Holiday Gifts for Her

‘Tis the season to give & get! With hundreds of great gifts from jewelry to clothing to home decor, it can be tough to find the perfect gift for all of the girls in your life (and let’s be real – you want this gift to be juuuuust right). That’s where we come in! Our AEO stylist searched through our gift guides to pick out the best gifts for every girl on your list. If you’re in need of some #AEOSTYLE gifting inspiration, check out our stylist gift guide & shop each gift through the links below!

Get Inspired: AEO Stylist Top Picks for Holiday Gifts for HerSHOP HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR HER:

  1. AEO APT Faux Fur Pillows
  2. Soft & Sexy Destroyed T-Shirt
  3. Velvet Slip Dress
  4. Crochet Beanie
  5. Denim X Hi-Rise Jegging
  6. Jegging Pattern Crew
  7. Chain Choker Layered Necklace
  8. Ahhh-mazingly Soft Boyfriend Shirt
  9. Ahhh-mazingly Soft Moto Jacket

Show us what you’re gifting on Instagram & Twitter using #AEOSTYLE.

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Stylist Inspired: Favorite #AEOSTYLE Holiday Gifts for Him

We’re in the giving spirit – are you? Sometimes the guy on your list can be the toughest to buy for (is he a flannel guy or a vest guy… or what if he likes sweaters, right?). If you need some gifting inspiration, we’re here to help! Our AEO stylist searched through our gift guides to pick out the best gifts for every guy on your list. Check out our gift guide & shop each piece through the links below, and get to work on your holiday gift list!Get Inspired: AEO Stylist Top Picks for Holiday Gifts for Him

SHOP HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR HIM:

  1. Rugged Flannel Shirt
  2. Faux Sherpa Vest
  3. Slim Selvedge Jean
  4. AEO x Eastland Alpine Hiker
  5. Bigmouth Santa’s Drinking Mitten
  6. Woolrich Blanket
  7. Tall Turn-Up Beanie
  8. Baja Hooded Sweater
  9. Plaid 6″ Classic Trunk

Show us what you’re gifting on Instagram & Twitter using #AEOSTYLE.

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How To Style The Waxed Workwear Jacket With John Philp

Everyday #AEOSTYLE requires functional clothing that still looks and feels authentic to your unique look. When comfort & style collide, we end up with great pieces like the AEO Waxed Workwear Jacket in our closets  – this rugged and durable jacket is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe during colder temps thanks to a warm flannel lining. Menswear blogger & photographer John Phlip from The Risky Jackal wore the Waxed Workwear Jacket out & about this season. Check out John’s full look below, and if you want to see more of his past #AEOSTYLE give his post a look here.

John Philp styles the Waxed Workwear Jacket.

Meet John: “I’m John Philp, a Chicago-based photographer, model and blogger interested in bringing you all things menswear, travel & more! At it’s core, Risky Jackal is an online extension of things that interest me the most: men’s style, travel, fitness, food + drink and music. It’s a little corner of the internet that can I can  call home for the time being. I’ve found the best way to grow as a photographer/blogger/human is to constantly expose myself to new people, foreign places and comically uncomfortable situations.”

John Philp styles the Waxed Workwear Jacket.

What Inspired Saul’s Look: “The Waxed Workwear Jacket is a tough and versatile Jacket, and perfect for the upcoming fall & winter. The rugged waxed cotton is durable and will be able to take a beating in the Chicago winter! An added detail I love is the plaid flannel lining on the inside of the jacket – it’s so soft and makes the jacket that much warmer. The Washed Black jacket goes with almost everything in my closet, and will for sure be a staple this season. I styled it with black jeans, desert boots. Since the jacket is such a great insulating layer, a gray or navy sweater underneath keeps it clean & simple and provides enough warmth.”

John Philp styles the Waxed Workwear Jacket.

Shop John’s Look: Waxed Workwear Jacket | 360 Extreme Flex Slim Jean (Similar)
Active Flex Thermal (Similar) | Suede Desert Boot (Similar)

Show us how you style our Waxed Workwear Jacket with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured in our Style Gallery. Plus, check out @aeomenswear for more men’s style inspiration.

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