There’s nothing quite as transformative as investing in a new jacket. Things you stopped wearing suddenly take on a new lease of life, pieces you’d reserved for the summer become viable in winter again – suddenly you’ve got a whole new set of looks you can break out throughout autumn.
To help you get the most out of your next outerwear investment, we’ve pulled together a shortlist of the only 10 types of jacket you’ll need this season, no matter your style.
Bombers are a streetwear essential but to make your look stand out this autumn, you’re going to need to opt for something a bit different. For a minimal piece with on-trend appeal, look to a bomber with a longline cut instead of the classic cropped design.
Last year’s bestselling silhouette just keeps getting better. There’s two ways to wear it in the colder months – either layer a classic lightweight sukajan under a winter coat or buy a heavier take on the classic style like an embroidered bomber.
There’s a very male, wide-boy appeal to a shearling jacket. Heavy, practical and robust, they’re ideal for carrying you through autumn and winter.
Denim jackets have a place in every wardrobe and become a layering essential throughout the autumn and winter. It’s not just about classic denim this season – look to shearling lined and badged variations to take it to the next level.
An overcoat should take pride of place in every man’s wardrobe. Working with both smart and casual styles, it will form the foundation of your looks throughout the colder months. When picking yours, look to invest in a piece cut from a classic wool in a versatile colour.
A classic part of the 60s mod uniform, parkas have made a real comeback this season and they aren’t going anywhere. When buying yours, look for hardwearing construction, a fishtail hem and a fur hood to get an authentic design that works season after season.
This season, last season’s bestselling jacket is getting an upgrade. A happy medium between the bomber and the puffer jacket, the padded bomber is set to be a key piece of transitional outerwear this autumn.
Drawing on the same WWII military heritage that gave birth to the bomber, the flight jacket’s beauty is in its versatility. Whether you’re looking to wear it with joggers and sneakers or jeans and boots, this classic design always looks good.