Combine the warmth of down insulation with the easy wearability of your favorite shirt jacket, and you've got a sporty piece of outerwear that's as practical as it is stylish. Lightweight but substantial, they work in nearly any environment and when the beautiful, albeit fleeting, cool days make way to cold, bitter evenings, they make for ideal layering pieces.
Barbour was founded in 1894 and today remains a 5th generation family-owned business.
The appeal of military style is eternal. Camo may be having a moment in menswear, but the simpler pieces in shades of navy, grey and olive drab are timeless and will always make a guy look stylishly rugged. Wear one a size smaller than you may be used to so it fits snug and then layer it over a button-down and a knit tie or a relaxed crew neck T-shirt.
The M-65 field jacket began as a standard issue uniform for US soldiers in 1965.
Early fall can be a tricky time when it comes to outerwear. You don't want a heavy coat just yet. But a lightweight jacket that's resistant to foul weather and still breathable enough to keep you from overheating? That sounds pretty good. Here are five smart options utilizing tech-geekery to keep you dry; and smart, tailored designs to keep you sharp looking.
Isaora's jacket is made from an Italian memory-nylon composite. Which means the more you wear it, the better the garment molds to your body's shape.
In terms of hardwearing outerwear, it doesn't get more iconic (or badass) than a good leather jacket. Wear it with a basic sweater, a simple T-shirt or even over a shirt and tie with some chinos or flannel trousers. Whether you're a racer man or lean more towards an old school bomber style, that's your call.
Sizing Tip: Don't be afraid to try a size smaller than you think you need. It will often provide the fit you're hoping for.
Plaid Sport Coats
The new move in sport coats? Plaids and checks that range from big and bold to subtle and small scale. The young guns on the style scene refer to the look as "geezer style" and well, you can see why. The difference between the jacket your gramps wore and these come down to the details and a fresh, modern fit.