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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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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How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J’waye Covington

We believe that you should have at least one great pair of denim in your closet to carry you throughout every season, no matter the weather – you know, that one pair of jeans that’s just right. More than ever, we appreciate denim that not only looks great but also feels great. We place a lot importance on being simultaneously comfortable and on-trend, and we have the denim to prove it. Menswear Instagrammer J’waye Covington tried out the AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean (it moves with you and doesn’t lose it’s shape) & made the denim his own with a minimalist, edgy look that we totally want to try out this weekend.

How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J'waye Covington

Meet J’waye:
“Hey! I’m J’waye, but you can call me J. I’m a 21-year-old student living in the city of Charlotte. I’ve always had a love for photography and the idea of Men’s fashion, so I decided to combine the two – sharing my life, personal style, love for design and coffee on my Instagram.”

How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J'waye Covington

How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J'waye Covington

What Inspired J’waye Look:
“It’s always hard for me to find a pair of jeans that fit and feel comfortable when I’m wearing them. I’ve always supported American Eagle’s jeans, and once they released their Flex/Denim line, I was ecstatic. The new Flex gives me freedom to do any and everything, while keeping me looking stylish and feeling comfortable!

I decided to match my Extreme Flex Slim Straight denim with a basic white tee, black and white sneakers and a beanie. To add a little more edge to the look I took out my leather jacket, making this the best outfit to wear on the go while still looking cool and stylish!

How To Style The AEO 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean With J'waye Covington

Shop J’waye’s Look: 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean | Long Sleeve Pocket Crew T-Shirt (Similar)
Chunky Turn Up Beanie (Similar) | Military Bomber Jacket (Similar)
Tretorn Nylite Plus Sneaker (Similar) | Stripe Classic Crew Sock (Similar)

Show us how you style our 360 Extreme Flex Slim Straight Jean with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery. Plus, check out @aeomenswear for more men’s style inspiration.

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How To Style The Birdseye Crew Sweater With Ryan Clark

Sweaters are great for a lot of reasons – they’re easy to pop on, versatile and,best of all,  warm. Because sweaters are so versatile, you can easily change them up to suit any style simply by switching out what you pair them with. For months now, we’ve seen sweaters worn with destructed jeans, bomber jackets, sneakers – basically anything and everything grunge-inspired. That’s why we’re excited to share this look featuring our Birdseye Crew Sweater styled by Ryan Clark from @ryanclarkstyles and High Fashion Living. It’s a little more polished with just the right amount of edge (check out the cuffed pants paired with structured boots), and you could definitely wear this anywhere from school to work to a night out with the guys. Add a collared shirt under the sweater for an added layer of prep to balance out the look.

How To Wear The Birdseye Crew Neck Sweater With Ryan Clark

Meet Ryan:
Ryan is the Founder and Creative Director of @HighFashionMen & @HighFashionLiving. He is the blogger behind @ryanstylesnyc and a GQ Fashion Influencer.

“Ryan recently moved to NYC to pursue his passion for fashion. Originally setting out to make his mark on the field of medicine, Ryan left Texas and prospects of medical school behind to further the growth of  High Fashion Men. His unique style and approach to men’s fashion has built a diverse celebrity clientele, an expansive social media following, and  a respected fashion platform in a relative short period of time.”

Shop Ryan’s Look: Birdseye Crew Sweater | Solid Oxford Button Down Shirt (Similar)
Slim Cropped Extreme Flex Chino (Similar) | Leather Plain Toe Boot (Similar)

Show us how you style our Birdseye Crew Sweater with #AEOSTYLE on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be featured on the AEO Style Gallery. Plus, check out @aeomenswear for more men’s style inspiration.

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How To Style The Suede Jacket With TrendStyled

Outerwear is in. From bombers to popovers, jackets are definitely on our radar. Throwing a jacket to over your #AEOSTYLE is the perfect way to add interest and texture to your look, and our Suede Jacket is a great example of this. Made with one-hundred percent suede and on-trend details like front pockets and soft ribbing, this jacket will elevate a simple tee & jeans. Menswear blogger Saul Carrasco from Trend Styled styled the Suede Jacket & Core Flex Skinny Jean with an urban, worn-in vibe. Check out Saul’s full look below, and if you want to see more of his past #AEOSTYLE give his posts a look here & here.

TrendStyled styled the Suede Jacket with street style perfection.

Meet Saul: Saul Carrasco is a Texas born transplant now based in Los Angeles and New York City working as a men’s lifestyle blogger. With his blog Trend Styled, Saul captures the lifestyle of the new modern guy by providing daily inspirations from his experience in balancing busy, city life with a relaxed state of mind. via TrendStyled

TrendStyled styled the Suede Jacket with street style perfection.

What Inspired Saul’s Look: “I love the weight of this suede jacket. It’s the perfect fall layer that I like to pair down with some essential Flex denim. No matter if I’m heading out on the town or just running some errands, this piece will be layered on all season long.”

TrendStyled styled the Suede Jacket with street style perfection.

Shop Saul’s Look: Suede Jacket Core Flex Skinny Jean
Seriously Soft Crew T-Shirt (Similar) | Leather Lace-Up Sneaker (Similar)

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

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Outdoor Adventures In AEO Flex Shorts

Now that warm weather has arrived, it’s time for your casual look to undergo a drastic change; trade in those sweaters & boots for shorts & sandals and get outside! Even if you’re short on time, there are plenty of adventures waiting. To take the guesswork out of planning, we’ve mapped out four short adventures you can do in a day… and the best AEO Flex shorts to go with ‘em.

Make the Climb
It’s as simple as getting to your nearest park, or even venturing out on an urban hike. Whether you explore the trails around you or blaze your own, your AEO Hybrid Shorts are designed to move with you, using revolutionary stretch technology.

Plus, some of the most challenging mountains on the planet might actually be right in your neighborhood. Need some recommendations? Check out Issaquah Alps & Cougar Mountain just outside of Seattle, Griffith Park in West Hollywood or Bear Mountain near NYC.

We’ve mapped out four short adventures you can do in a day… and the best AEO Flex Shorts to go with them.

Shop The Look: Active Flex Slim Flat Front Short | Legend Henley T-Shirt | Folding Aviator Sunglasses
Bandana | Straw Fedora Hat (Similar) | Teva Suede Sandal

Check Out a Show
Concerts always pop up over the summer months, so keep your eyes open for shows in your city. We can’t think of anything more fun than spending the day listening to your favorite songs, live.

For ultimate comfort, try our new Baja shorts, which mix the ease of athletic wear with a fresh beach-inspired silhouette. Our latest collection is full of solid and patterned options to really elevate your look. Pair your shorts with a slim-fit button down or a printed tee and finish the look with your go-to sneakers.

Go Paddleboarding
Nothing says adventure like getting into the great outdoors. If you’re heading out for a really active jaunt, pull on a pair of Flex board shorts or trunks. Each pair is made with 4-way stretch fabric so you won’t feel constricted as you’re moving out on the water. Plus, the quick-drying fabric is perfect for going from swim to street.

Grab your sunscreen and a tank or legend tee, and head to your nearest river or lake. Paddleboarding is becoming increasingly popular, so you should be able to find a spot that offers the water sport in your city.

Create a Backyard BBQ
Take some time to plan a chill backyard barbeque.  All you’ll need? A hot grill and something cool to drink! This short adventure starts as soon as you turn on the tunes. Play some yard games to extend the afternoon, and make sure you’re wearing your Flex Flat Front Shorts for an iconic look with ultimate comfort and retention. A revolutionary blend of cotton and elastic fibers helps keep you cool while you’re on the move or manning the grill.

What short adventure will you take this summer? Tell us in the comments below & show us your shorts with #AEOSTYLE.

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