It’s no secret that we love Outerwear here at Woodhouse and with specialist brands like C.P. Company, Belstaff, Barbour, Ten c and more, who can blame us. We whittled it down to 5 key styles that will cover any eventuality this Winter.
1. THE DOWN
The warmest option and potentially the most comfortable, the down jacket is a seasonal essential. The pockets of down help to insulate against the cold and with some brands such as NN07, Norse Projects and C.P. Company adding down liners to technical outer shells, they no longer struggle in the wet weather.
2. THE WAX
A true style icon, the wax jacket is no longer the reserve of motorcyclists and farmers. Thanks to Barbour and Belstaff, the town and country look now resonates in all settings. Opt for a classic waxed cotton for the outdoorsy look or go for options with quilted linings and insulation for a more cold-weather-ready jacket.
3. THE GILET
Versatility at its pinnacle. The gilet or vest comes in many forms, the down or baffle version will keep you warmest, lightweight quilted versions sit well under a large jacket and add insulation and a classic cotton is your most bulk-free option, plus it can give a functional, utility look.
4. THE UTILITY
Overshirts, field jackets and parkas all fall into this category. Think pockets, hoods and collars. The variety is huge for utility look jackets; overshirts are perfect for layering up or if bought a size up, using as a top layer over your favourite sweat. Parkas will keep out the cold and carry that 90s Britain feel. Field jackets are seriously versatile; functional due to their pockets and often a stand up collar but the silhouette remains clean and smart enough for any occasion.
5. THE TECHY
Technical fabrics are being used more and more and the line between a technical jacket and a fashion piece is seemingly non existent. Weather proof, taped seams, 50 fili, Gore-Tex, Primaloft; all terms you will hear used in the construction of fashion outerwear. Look to C.P. Company to lead the way but Norse Projects and NN07 are also turning out typically Scandi-clean looking outerwear with serious technical construction. Don’t forget to check out Barbour Gold Standard too; their classic wax jackets have seen a serious upgrade with insulating and weather-resistant technical features in abundance.