It’s that time of year again, meaning you’ll finally have to say goodbye to the light jackets you’ve been clinging on to since summer. With the weather changing and winter on its way, you might want to consider investing in something a little more substantial to protect you from the harsh elements outside. Whether you’re hoping to maintain a strong streetwear aesthetic, or you’re looking for a smart coat to see you through, here is some inspiration to the styles you should be on the lookout for.
From men’s streetwear styles with quilted, hooded designs, to formal overcoats, here are the jackets you need this winter.
A shearling jacket has been a popular style for some time now, as it combines a smarter style with warm shearling lining. It’s a versatile jacket that can be created with leather, denim or other warm fabrics. With a shearling lining down the cuffs, and often a collar out of the same material, it’s a great choice for providing extra warmth through the winter months.
Hugely on trend for AW18, shearling jackets can be worn in the day or evening. So, whether you’re heading into town for the afternoon, or you’ve got an evening function to attend, your shearling jacket won’t let you down.
An ultimate streetwear style, the puffer jacket is characterised by a quilted design that utilises insulating padding. With a unique appearance that is distinct and instantly recognisable, a puffer jacket provides all the insulation you need.
The puffer jacket was born when a man named Eddie Bauer was caught out in the cold when fishing in the 1930s. He created The Skyliner; a quilted jacket filled with down, and ribbed cuffs and collar to block out the wind. While it has been modernised since then, the concept remains the same.
Puffer jackets are perfect for wearing over sweatshirts and ripped jeans for an effortless style.
A parka jacket provides a longer length than some other styles, which is great for when it’s really cold outside. Usually designed with a hood and deep pockets, parka jackets usually have faux fur attached around the hood or other areas; sometimes this is detachable, if it’s not your usual style!
Parkas often have full zip closures with additional buttons to make sure you’re protected from the elements. Wear your parka with anything, from a casual t-shirt to an evening shirt.
A windcheater is a lightweight answer to the wind and rain, offering protection without having to wear anything oversized. Perfect for shielding yourself from the elements, a windcheater is part of the popular technical outerwear trend seen recently on the catwalks and on the high street.
Windcheaters are characterised by ribbed cuffs and hem to make sure no wind blows up your sleeves or body, as well as a high neck for similar reasons. Keep your windcheater handy in the transitional seasons like spring and autumn, as they make great jackets for when the weather is neither one thing or the other!
For smarter occasions, you may want to consider investing in an overcoat. Overcoats include styles like longline blazers and wool coats, and are designed to keep you warm while maintaining a more formal appearance.
Great for wearing over a shirt and smarter trousers, you can also wear your overcoat with jeans and a t-shirt for an edgy take on streetwear.