You may be ready for the crisp fall air, but is your wardrobe? Let’s take a look at 3 classic jackets that look just as good in the fall as they do any other season. But first, does this sound like a familiar scenario?
You’re getting ready for work only to realize the first fall frost has settled in. You dig through your closet for that perfect jacket for the cool weather only to find your heavy snow jacket, and a few wrinkled fleece zip-ups that look just as good now as it did during your awkward high school phase.
What’s the solution to this common problem?
Well it’s to buy lightweight classic jackets that are versatile.
I’ve included 3 of the best jackets for the job. Check them out below and let me know what you think.
Nylon Bomber Jacket
Despite it’s recent surge in popularity, the bomber jacket has been a mainstay style style savvy wardrobes for years.
The classic nylon style comes in thousands of colors, prints and weights; letting you really pinpoint your purchase to your specific needs. It’s kinda hard not to like this jacket.
Not only that, but the distinct cut makes this the perfect layering jacket. It looks just as good with a white tee and jeans as it does with a smart button down and slacks.
Don’t get overwhelmed with the endless color options, stick with neutral tones that can easily pair up with multiple outfits. A favorite of mine happens to be the olive jacket pictured above.
Leather Moto Jacket
As with most classic menswear pieces, the Moto Jacket was designed to serve a purpose. That purpose being to create a rugged yet stylish garment tailored to the needs of motorcyclists.
From it’s heavy outer shell to the diagonal zip pockets, everything on this jacket was built to serve a purpose.
This classic jacket, first popularized by the Schott company, has been adopted by nearly every fashion house out there.
While not all are created equal, this level of production speaks to this jackets timeless design.
“But I don’t even have a motorcycle”
Yea yea that’s what most guys say, including me. Just go out and try one on. I can almost guarantee you’ll be wondering why you haven’t sooner.
As mentioned above, the wide array of supply of these jackets also means a wide array of quality levels.
My honest opinion is to stick with the classic Schott Perfecto pictured above. The one that started it all.
However, I realize that this is quite the investment.
If you’re on the edge and can’t make up your mind, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one of these at a more affordable price at your local mall or outlet. Give it a test ride and if you like the fit and style, save up and buy the real deal.
Last but not least is the denim jacket. In a world of classic jackets, this one is definitely at the top of the list.
The positive qualities of this jacket can be summed up in a few words:
- Can be worn casual or dressy
Start with a black denim jacket. It’s more versatile than it’s blue denim cousin yet just as cool. Some distressing is ok but keep it to a minimum.
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Let’s sum everything up:
- Focus on buying classic jackets
- Keep things simple
- Don’t go too heavy
Keep those keys in mind when shopping and I’m sure you’ll find a winner or 3.
If you’re like most and fancy shopping online click the pictured jackets above to shortcut your shopping time.
Have any jacket I didn’t mention here? Let me know in the comments below.