In the heat of the summer, it’s hard to imagine wanting to wear a winter jacket but, like it or not, the seasons are shifting, and a trusty jacket will fast become an essential part of your everyday life again.
This autumn, there are plenty of jackets which make wrapping up warm seem very appealing. Whether you’re looking for a sharp blazer, chunky jacket or a colourful waterproof, we’ve got a great selection to choose from this year:
What’s better than one jacket? Well, two jackets! This new design from Armani Jeans is reversible, with one side black, heavily padded and adorned with a stylish green stripe, while the other side is a classic olive green, featuring the Armani Jeans logo across the back.
This jacket from CP Company has a utilitarian feel combined with a rich and vivid umber colour. Dyed after construction, each jacket in the series is unique, giving this coat an organic feel. Plus, the detachable inner lining means this jacket can switch from autumn to winter in one zip.
You can’t go wrong by investing in a black jacket this season, especially not one manufactured by the legendary biking brand, Barbour International. From the Black53 Collection comes this 6oz Ecowax waxed cotton design, complete with signature Barbour ring-pull and badge.
Everyone likes to think their style is unique, but you can’t get more individual than a jacket that’s hand painted, making each one different from the next. After layers of dye are corroded, part of this jacket’s lengthy construction process is the hand-painted tortoise-shell effect, which is what justifies this investment buy. Complete with a detachable inner lining and a special edition Stone Island badge, this coat really is something special.
With its soft, ruffled edges and matte finish, this yellow jacket from Paul Smith is a stylish choice, guaranteed to lighten up a gloomy day. This extremely practical waterproof jacket has aluminium-backed fabric for extra insulation, taped seams and button-adjustable cuffs to keep you warm and dry, no matter what the weather.
For a sportier look this autumn, try this bright blue lightweight jacket from Lacoste. With a water-repellent shell and a breathable interior, this jacket is a warm and comfortable choice and looks great with a pair of jeans or chinos, making it an ideal transitional piece for autumn.
Whether autumn for you means the beginning of the hunting season, or you just want embrace that rustic country style, a Barbour jacket is an unbeatable purchase. This Game Parka is from Barbour’s Heritage Collection and is constructed from 6oz Sylkoil waxed cotton with a 6oz Ecowax yoke and rear panel.
Alongside two large gun pockets and cartridge holders, there’s a twin moleskin-lined hand warmer and leather elbow patches on the sleeves. To keep you toasty on crisp winter mornings, the design is finished off with a fleece lining.
If you’re on a night out, you don’t want to look like you’re preparing for an alpine adventure. This is where a classic blazer comes in and if you don’t already own one, you’re missing out. This woven cotton blazer from BOSS is a sleek design with notch lapels, decorative button holes and a breast pocket complete with a striped handkerchief lining.
The gilet has seen a comeback of late, with contemporary designs aiming for a sleek yet casual look. Forget huge padded gilets that resemble life jackets, this design from Hackett fits like a waistcoat but with added warmth. This quilted navy blue design blends in seamlessly with most colour palettes, making it a practical and stylish choice for cooler days.
No list of top ten jackets would be complete without a Harington jacket. Made in England, this iconic G9 design from Baracuta features a water-repellent cotton-blend fabric, with branded tortoiseshell buttons throughout the jacket. Plus, with a Coolmax cotton Fraser Tartan lining, this jacket looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside.
That’s our pick of the best jackets this season, but browse the whole range to find your favourite. Wherever you are heading and whatever your style, there’s sure to be a jacket that completes your look.
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