Posted on October 19th, 2010 | Jackets
| $425.00 at Orvis
The weather is turning, and it’s time to make moves into fall outerwear. Over the past few years, military style has been on the rebound, and this year is no different. At the pinnacle of military-inspired outerwear is Barbour. Having created outerwear for the British Army, you can trust that their waxed-canvas jackets will hold up for years; in fact they are well known to get better with age, as they break in and take on a beautiful patina. The Sapper Jacket is made of 6 oz. waxed cotton, with a zip-in hood, corduroy lined collar, and polyester insulation to keep you warm. Lately, Barbour has been doing collaborations with a bunch of our favorite brands, including J. Crew, but the best in my opinion is still the original, which can be found online, in Orvis stores, or in Barbour’s own stores, which are popping up in major metropolitan areas all over the country.
Wow that looks a lot like the jacket that I had in high school. Back in the good ol’ days when all I cared about was football and lacrosse. Now I have other things to worry about like work and bills. But on a more focused note Thom Browne is one of many designers this fall showing off a little high school throwback and bringing back the letterman jacket in a big way. The difference between this jacket and the one I had back in high school is the premium leather sleeves, the wool and cashmere body, and the price tag (oh, and my high school letterman jacket had a mean looking Bulldog on the back and said FOOTBALL in big twill letters). Needless to say this slim fitting modern update is a great jacket for the fall.
Posted on September 14th, 2010 | Jackets
| $275.00 at N/A
J. Crew has been absolutely killing it with their collaborations lately, and this one is no different. Barracuda jackets were all the rage in the middle of the 20th century, and J. Crew has worked with the company to bring the original jacket back, with an updated fit. Available in Khaki, Green, Red and Blue, this jacket is perfect for cool summer nights, and will really be useful in the fall. If you think you can handle it, I suggest picking up the red; the color is really rich and just right for the fall. I’m pairing it with slim fit chinos and a classic Oxford Cloth Button Down (OCBD for short) and wearing it all the time.
Posted on November 24th, 2009 | Jackets
| $480 at Oak
This heavy-duty winter coat by Acne features a double-zip front and button pockets for a very traditional utility coat look, while also sporting a more modernized look. The waist contains a drawstring for tightening around the waist and the collar is extra large and has a built in hood for when it may rain or snow. This jacket runs a bit big, so we recommend get your true size or one size down.
This season, why not wear a jacket that will go along with the rapidly changing weather? The North Face’s Reversible Mercurial Jacket aids in either keeping warm or keeping cool depending on which way you wear it. When you wear the black side out, the waffle texture bends to the body, keeping it warmer and increasing body temperature, while when you wear it reversed, it opens up gaps that lets heat escape to keep your body cool. Perfect for days when the morning is cold and the afternoon gets a little warm, or maybe when you work up a sweat when you’re out on the mountain.