Mens Designer Jackets: An Overview
With winter fast approaching, and single digit temperatures on the horizon, it’s time to start to consider how you are going to fend off the cold in the coming months. Whether your style takes your look down a smarter route, or ventures into a casual weekend aesthetic, you’ll find this guide a helping hand to get you the best jacket when navigating the tricky field of designer outerwear.
A style staple that has been over looked in recent years, the leather jacket has become the reserve of rock stars and celebrities alike. A timeless classic, the leather jacket has been a mark of chic style for years thanks to its deep heritage. Beginning life as a military issue style, leather jackets were often styled with aviators by pilots in the First World War. Adding shearling lining to the rugged, hard wearing leather outer to add extra warmth, the jackets were an instant hit. Over time, the style has developed, leading to some of cultures biggest historical groups donning the style. Everyone from rockers and punks has owned a leather jacket, loving the simplicity of the material and its long lasting nature. The historical importance of leather jackets is still honoured by some of the world’s most infamous labels. Now viewed as a real premium product, the likes of Hugo Boss and Paul Smith have crafted sleek, dressy silhouettes that can add a dash of class to any look. Infamous brand Belstaff also has a strong affiliation with the leather jacket, thanks to their roots in motorcycling style. Their designs carry a unique, unmistakable style, using their artisan skills to bring forward a timeless style to the modern wardrobe.
Recent fashion has seen a huge influx in American outdoor heritage brands. Bringing a functional approach to laid back fashion, they make for the perfect all weather companions. Often waterproofed, and made of hard wearing, rugged materials, these jackets are perfect for carrying you through the season thanks to their illustrious history in protection and performance. Use the likes of Penfield, Patagonia and Woolrich to give your image a dose of heritage styling that packs a serious punch with all weather protection. Perfect for linking with raw indigo jeans and boots for a truly classic mid winter look, these jackets will serve you well for years to come. If you’re trying to take on more of a classic style, opt in for a timeless Barbour. Often finished with their infamous waxed cotton, they’re weatherproof, untimely stylish and have a fantastically enviable heritage. Perfect for creating a quintessentially British look, a Barbour jacket will serve you well for many more winters to come.
Carry on your casual looks with some well chosen outerwear from a brand that is going to cater for your individual style. Take a look at the likes of Adidas to continue a relaxed street wear style, thanks to their bright colours and casual styles blending in perfectly with the sneaker loving generation. Finally on a casual look, Great British brands Lyle & Scott and Fred Perry offer some classic styling with a modern twist. Using historic styles like bomber jackets and parka’s, they have both turned their experienced hands to create some truly sought after relaxed styles, in modern, wearable materials.
If you’re looking for a style that’s going to turn some heads on the high street, take a look at the pieces that Stone Island and C.P. Company create with their expert knowledge of materials and dying techniques. Thanks to the two labels founder, the adored Massimo Osti, both brands have become fashion icons, with their sportswear styles featuring some historic features like goggles in a C.P. Company hood, and the Stone Island sleeve badge. Another eye catching label, French born brand Moncler have become the masters of the down filled jacket, bringing around a strong resurgence in the puffer jacket. With unmistakable design, Moncler styles are luxuriously finished, and hugely sought after thanks to their affiliation with European ski culture.
For a smarter look, opt in for a woolen jacket. Hugo Boss Orange and Vivienne Westwood have added their typical twist to this smart style staple, giving a touch of trend to a look that has served as the perfect piece of outerwear for a dressed up look for years. Thanks to its military roots, the woolen coat carries a connotation of well turned out, crisp style, making it the perfect winter companion for when you need a piece of outerwear that will live up to your dressy aesthetic.
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