We’re now in the dead of winter, but as a bright and shiny New Year dawns, you should have figured out if your old jacket is going to make it through the wind, the rain and the cold until spring. If yours is looking a bit tired, and you’re getting soaked in the drizzle, then it’s time to invest in a new one. If you’re a true fashion follower, you’ll have a jacket for every occasion, but if that’s stretching your budget a little too far, here are some style classics that you should consider.
The Pea Coat
Originally worn by the sailors of Europe, it became a staple of the American navy. Characterised by heavy wool, broad lapels, double breasted fronts, large buttons and vertical pockets, the pea coat is for those who mean business.
A blazer is so versatile; it’s difficult to say what it sets off best. Worn with a t-shirt and jeans, it can make a casual outfit look sophisticated. Wear a blazer in navy with a crisp white shirt, sharp chinos and a polished pair of leather brogues and people will start mistaking you for a cast member from Made in Chelsea. Dogtooth, tweed or herringbone for extra class. However you style it, the blazer is a staple of any fashionable man’s wardrobe.
If you’re feeling chilly, a good parka is the only coat for you. Usually a ¾ length, with an attached hood with synthetic fur, the parka was also used in the military, to keep troops warm in the 1950s. They look great thrown over any outfit, whether that’s your suit or just a jumper and jeans.
The Quilted Jacket
Like the blazer, the quilted jacket is versatile with a touch of class, though you will feel much warmer! High-end quilted jackets will be stuffed with down feathers, and inexpensive versions will use polyester. Wear as a complete jacket or a hooded gilet, and keep warm and stylish this winter.
If you’re looking to invest in a new statement piece this winter, jackets and coats from Stand Out can provide you with everything you need.