Men often put a lot of effort into getting the trendiest clothes, skinny jeans or checked
shirts, but overlook one of the most important pieces of clothing - the men’s jacket. If
you’re still wearing a jacket from the 90s, it’s time to bring your wardrobe up to date.
As the autumn days draw in and the temperatures drop, your jacket needs to keep you
warm while still making you look good. We’ve put together the must-have list of
men’s jackets for autumn/winter 2010:
Shearling jacket This is probably the hottest jacket on the high street this year. It
comes in a wide variety of styles so you can pick the perfect one to suit you. The
shearling part of the jacket is a sheepskin or lambskin pelt around the collar,
contrasting the dark coloured jacket with the traditionally lighter coloured collar. So if
you’re looking for the classic aviator look, with dark leather, or a cowboy style with
checked wool - the shearling jacket guarantees you’ll look ultra-cool this autumn.
Blazer For a stylish look this autumn, match up your favourite jeans with a cool
blazer for an evening out on the town or a day out with your mates. The blazer can be
dressed up or down to add much needed versatility to every man’s wardrobe. Choose
from the classic plain black or add a dash of contrast to your look with a plaid blazer.
And what’s more, your blazer will eventually become a staple jacket for winter, spring
and summer too.
Biker jacket A big part of women’s fashion for the last few years, the bikers jacket is
making a move to the men’s high street. Keeping many of the features of the women’s
version, men’s biker jackets look best slim-fitted, cropped and even better with a few
stylish embellishments. You need to spend a bit of money to get quality leather
because cheap leather will look exactly that. The key to getting the perfect biker
jacket is to try it on and get a feel for the leather and you’ll find it so much easier to
make the right choice.
Wool trenchcoat Stay warm during the chilly autumn nights with a stylish alternative
to wrapping up in a oversized parka. Add a substantial level of warmth to your outfit
with the sophisticated look of a wool trenchcoat. It doesn’t matter if you’re suited,
booted and on your way to work or going shopping with your friends in jeans and
trainers - the wool trenchcoat will bring the whole look together perfectly.
Duffle coat This may have been the look for children across the UK in the 1980s, but
it’s back with a touch of class this autumn. The duffle coat demonstrates the
harmonious blend of style and function in one understated package. There are three
key aspects to ensure your duffle coat is hot on trend, toggles, plain colour and a hood
for those wet autumn days and nights. You can’t go wrong this season with the classic
duffle, so why wear anything else?
Simon Bishop is a fashion consultant who is currently researching what's fashionable
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