There is an intense restyling of men’s outerwear as the fall and winter collections of fashion designers still have a big influence on the High Street.
British stalwarts such as Marc Jacobs and Paul Smith have been joined by both established and up and coming Northern European fashion houses and outlets like Our Legacy and Norse Projects to showcase the styles in designer menswear this winter. The strong Nordic influence has not only brought back a range of chunky knitwear warm enough to be worn on its own and the return of the high shawl neck designed to fight the chill, but in addition, the coming seasons will also happily embrace the revival of the flattering lines seen on the ageless Trench and Pea coats.
You can keep it cool and casual with the numerous styles of leather jackets that have been welcomed back into the wardrobes with biker jackets from brands like Acne and the timeless nod to the style heights of aviation with one of this season’s must-haves; the shearling jacket. Classic versions of this style can be treasured from Levi’s Vintage, Ralph Lauren and Reiss with an added 80’s denim homage from True Religion. While you’ll find a more modern take on the shearling from designers such as Dolce and Gabbana, and expanded themes from snug hoodies to quilted jacket varieties from Abercrombie & Fitch.
To complete your college look, go for a sleek Duffel coat designed by Zambezi (from New Zealand) or the bold Tartan version by Katie Eary. Other alternatives include an outback gillet or vest as designed by Penfield and Soul or the Varsity jackets issued by Junya Watanabe and Adidas. To complete a trendy and urban denim look, fitted or casual army jackets can be found from Superdy, Diesel, Universal Works and Reclaimed Vintage.
For a touch of elegance, what you need is a double-breasted three quarter length coat. The latter can be found from designers such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Jack and Jones, Selected or Ben Sherman. It is especially trendy when mixed with the accents of Tweed from D.S. Dundee or in the classic camel colour coming back this season and especially noticeable in Prada’s collection. For a mix of trend and tailored in men’s jackets, look to the aristocratic but bold blazer variations in felt from A Child of the Jago or flannel from J. Lindeberg and also corduroy in the Creep clothing range by Hiroshi Awai.
Brands such as YMC (You Must Create) and April77 Records are reviving the vintage Mac and its numerous pockets, which is handy to protect against the rain. To keep warm, go for a quilted design that can be found from Barbour, Henrik Vibskov or All Saints. Other options include lumberjack shirts made of thick wool materials and designed by Edwin, Hollister and Fenchurch, or the sub-marine styling’s developed by the Swedish brand Uniforms of the dedicated.
The versatility projected in men’s coats this winter will allow men to dress up or dress down their everyday styles, meaning that the coming season’s overall looks will most definitely be inclusive of a range of warm, protective and stylish outerwear.