The jacket is something we all have in our wardrobes. Whether it’s denim, leather or something else, we all need one to fall back on when the time is right. We take a look into the anatomy of the jacket and seeing which one will best suit you and your style.
Best Jackets for Men
When you’re looking for a jacket it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed with all of the types of jackets available to you. However, we’ve narrowed down some of the best jackets for men so you can decide which one will suit you and your style perfectly.
The Bomber Jacket
The bomber jacket is one of the most classic pieces of menswear around. Steeped in history and practicality the bomber jacket will work with a multitude of looks and styles. Go for a classic colour such as black or green as these will incorporate better into your wardrobe. This Alpha Industries bomber jacket is reversible and functional with additional pockets, perfect for the man on the go.
The Denim Jacket
Taking it back even further down the history line we have the denim jacket. A mainstay in many men’s wardrobes, the denim jacket has been with us through it all. Since its birth in the late 19th century/early 20th century it has been through endless styles and trends. However, you can’t beat the classic denim jacket. With the ability to be dressed up or down, the denim jacket is a perfect transitional jacket this season; where with a plain white tee and black trousers for a casual and minimal look.
The Harrington Jacket
With a nod to the 60’s, the Harrington jacket is an icon in the jacket world. We often think of a young Michael Caine or Steve McQueen when we think of the Harrington jacket; the tartan lining mixed with the boxy yet subtle shape make it the perfect piece of outerwear for those who are after a classic and refined look.
The Harrington comes in two staple colours, black and tan, and can be worn with a variety a looks both casual and smart. However, I’d go for a smarter look with this piece; try wearing a darker toned shirt with a pair of tan chinos or trousers and then slip on a pair of loafers to top the smart look off.
Nothing can beat a great leather jacket for men. With the durability, practicality and style all mixed together, it’s no wonder why the trusty leather jacket has become a wardrobe essential for men across the world. Of course, there are a number of variations and styles to choose from when it comes to leather jackets for men, but we’re focusing on the most classic and wearable style; the leather biker jacket.
The Leather Biker Jacket
The modern leather biker jacket can trace its roots back to 1920 when the Schott brothers created the first leather biker jacket with zips. This style of jacket took off and it was in the 1950’s when Hollywood heartthrob Marlon Brando wore a Schott Perfecto Biker Jacket in the iconic film ‘The Wild Ones’. Since, the leather biker jacket has reached iconic status and will forever be a menswear staple.
The Suede Biker Jacket
For those of you who are looking for something a little different when it comes to a biker jacket, then I’d strongly suggest going for a suede version. Although you may have to be a little more careful with it due to the material’s fragility, it will no doubt add something different to your look.
A go-to colour would be black, but why not try out a tan colour as a point of difference. Use this as your focal point to your look and try wearing an all black outfit underneath, really making the jacket stand out.
With the Winters seeming to get more bitterly cold by the year, it’s no wonder why the puffer jacket, or down filled jacket have become even more popular. Blending practicality and style, the down jacket embodies warmth and ease-of-wear; more commonly seen on the backs of people who enjoy the outdoors, the down filled jacket, or, as some may call it, the mountain jacket, is becoming more prevalent in the city.
If you’re going for a down jacket for a more practical setting, then your outfit underneath needs to match the practicality of the jacket above. Go for a breathable jumper and a pair of selvedge denim jeans. Comfortable, practical and stylish, what more could you want?
The sports jacket for men is relatively new on the scene when it comes to menswear. I know what some of you are thinking, the sports jacket has been around for ages, but it’s not until recently that we’ve been seeing men don the sports jacket for style purposes rather than functionality. With hints of the workwear trend visible in this jacket, it’s easy to work into your everyday wardrobe.
Try wearing this sports jacket with a workwear inspired look underneath. Take a simple grey sweatshirt and team it with a pair of wide leg trousers in black; giving you a casual yet smart appearance. Top it all off with a pair of white high top trainers to keep in line with the causal element of your look.
Best Waterproof Jacket
If you live in the UK then you’ll know all too well that our weather isn’t the most reliable, so you need a waterproof jacket for men that will withstand the test of time style-wise, and be practical as well. Danish brand RAINS are experts in designing and creating stylish and practical outerwear for harsher weathers.
With wet weather protections and both internal and external pockets to keep everything safe it’s no wonder why they lead the pack when it comes to rainwear and insulated jackets. Again, you’ll want to have a practical outfit underneath, so go for a neutral toned jumper with a pair of slim leg jeans and boots to keep the practicality in check.
Anatomy of the Jacket
- For practicality and style go for a leather or denim jacket.
- Mix up the materials and go for a suede for a point of difference.
- If you’re more active then go for something practical like a down jacket or rain jacket.
- Stick to basic colours such as black, grey and navy etc.
On That Note
When you’re looking at investing into a new jacket then make sure you know what style of jacket you want to go for. There’s a plethora of options out there to choose from, so take into account where you’ll be wearing it and what you’ll be wearing it with. Go for a leather biker jacket or denim jacket for a classic and fashion-forward look, or, if you’re more practical, go for a down filled jacket or a rain jacket to keep you protected from the elements.
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