With summer at an end and the temperatures starting to plummet, it’s about time we talked about changing up your look. Now while we could offer a long list of tips to give you the perfect transitional wardrobe, we’re going to keep things simple. You could get some sweaters and more durable footwear but we think the most important thing to get right this season is your jacket.
With the wind and rain just around the corner, getting a jacket sorted for the autumn is essential. Not only will it give you protection from the elements, when it comes to style, outerwear is the most prominent piece of clothing you’ll wear all season. So here’s a versatile list of jackets perfect for the autumn that should hopefully give you some inspiration if nothing else.
A textured blazer in autumn is essential for us Joes. Preferably in textured and practical materials like flannel, tweed or wool-blends, a blazer can smarten up any outfit and is the best way to keep warm without having to bring out your North Face.
We like this Weller Mouliné blazer from Ted Baker, for example. A suave choice for the style conscious gent, Ted’s Weller blazer comes with a timeless mouliné finish and dapper printed pocket square, making it a cut above the rest.
OK, now we know some Joes just don’t think they can pull it off, and we also accept you’ll probably need to spend some cash to get something of quality too – which is an ask when you’re probably not going to wear it to the office – but we think the right leather jacket can add some serious edge and masculinity to a rugged outfit.
Something like this Leather Jacket with Hoodie Insert by Schott NYC is perfect for Joes who aren’t sure on their leather-carrying-off ability. The hoodie insert takes the edge off but still keeps things on point.
Lightweight, longer length macs and rain coats have been on trend since the start of 2015 and they’re showing no signs of letting up. Perfect for pretty much any weather, a trench coat/mac can ooze class in both the office and the pub.
We like this Navy Water-Repellent Cotton-Blend Mac from Paul Smith. Constructed from a dry-handle cotton-blend twill with water repellent properties, this fully unlined mac is an ideal transitional piece. Featuring contrasting Red and Pink internal piping for a subtle flash of colour, this mac comes complete with corozo buttons throughout.
While they never really fell out of fashion or ever lost their cool factor, the denim jacket has seen somewhat of a revival since 2014 and shows no signs of letting up. Perfect for weekends and weeknights, the denim jacket is tough to pair up but you can get them cheap and they do have some serious longevity.
You can obviously go cheaper but we like to get the best. And the best denim jackets around are still made by Levi’s. The original jean jacket since 1962, this trucker is fit for anything. It features a standard fit with a hem that hits below the waist and welt hand pockets.
We can all keep our fingers crossed for no rain but when the inevitable showers come, you shouldn’t be caught out because of your pride and not wanting to own a waterproof. Besides, there are some waterproof out there which don’t compromise on style and can transform even the most casual of looks.
Something like this Gibson Weatherproof from Penfield in Yellow is ideal if you want to make a statement while keeping dry. A Penfield classic, the Gibson rain jacket has been redesigned in a highly weatherproof shell fabric, making it perfect for the unpredictable spring weather and summer showers.