A jacket’s purpose is definitely to keep you warm when the weather gets chilly, but that is definitely not all that the jackets are supposed to do. Even though jackets are amazing protecting you from the wind, icy air, rain, they can also complete your outfit, or even completely transform it. Of course, if you want your jacket to fit you well and show your personality more, you need to choose the right style of it, which can get pretty hard, since so many options are available. But, you don’t have to worry, because we’re here to help make a well-informed and well-reasoned choice, with the list of the statement jackets every man should own.
A bomber jacket is a durable and short jacket that features fitted or elastic cuffs and waist. A bomber jacket is also known as a flight jacket, and this style was initially made to be worn by flight crew members of the US Air Force. However, the bomber is a favorite amongst men of all occupations nowadays, and it has its stylish and casual appearance to thank for that. Bomber jackets come in leather, nylon, or wool, and they can be worn with pretty much any type of outfit, making every outfit appear casual and elegant at the same time.
Brand: Club Monaco
This style of jacket was made by Levi’s a few decades ago, and it has been a favorite amongst men ever since. The short and fitted style is recognizable by double chest pockets and buttons in the front, and it is most commonly made in blue denim, but it can be also be made in brown and black denim, shearling-trimmed designs, suede styles, and more. No matter which option you choose and which one speaks to you the most, the trucker jacket will always make an excellent addition to your casual outfit.
An overcoat is a perfect option for staying warm throughout winter, and it is specifically designed to be worn on the top of indoor clothing. A coat will make you look professional and put together in no time. It also works perfectly with suits but works with more casual and laid back outfits too. When it comes to choosing an overcoat, you should stick to elegant and timeless colors and shapes as well as warm and thick materials like wool that are going to stand the test of time.
Brand: Jack & Jones
Parkas are casual jackets meant to be worn in colder temperatures, very often stuffed, and they sometimes feature a fur-lined hood. Their warm and relaxed designs make parkas perfect for any type of informal winter outings, and perfect for the day in the park, a day with your kids or any type of outdoor activity. Parka looks perfect when it is paired with jeans and sneakers if you are going for a completely casual, sporty, and comfortable outfit or boots for a stylishly laid-back look.
Brand: Marc New York
The Leather Jacket
The leather jacket is such a menswear staple, and every man should own a leather jacket at least once in his life. There is nothing that adds masculinity to an outfit more than a structured and well-made leather jacket. If you’ve never worn or owned a leather jacket before, it is a good idea to choose one with minimal detailing for the beginning, since a lot of distressing, zips, and different fastenings could be a bit too much and a bit overwhelming for your sense of fashion. If your leather jacket is too much, you might end up not wearing it as often as you would if it was simple.
When it comes to pulling off a leather jacket, it’s all about looking cool but doing so effortlessly. A good leather jacket is definitely an investment, and you should not skimp and go for cheap leather or fake leather since it won’t stand the test of time.
Brand: All Saints
The denim jacket is a timelessly relaxed and effortlessly cool style for both men and women, and they have been for decades now. So, if you don’t already own one, it is the perfect time to invest in it. Not only do the denim jackets look great, but they are also versatile and durable. If the jacket is well cared for, it will last and look good for years and years. Denim jackets make the perfect daytime jackets for spring and fall, but they also work perfectly during summer and winter. In the summer, you can wear one over a T-shirt when it gets a bit chilly at night, and in winter, you can layer one over a sweater under the overcoat.
The Sports Jacket/Blazer
A simple addition of a sports jacket/blazer is going to make a simple and casual outfit look much more formal, elegant, and put together. A blazer is a must-have in any man’s wardrobe, and the versatility of this jacket should not be overlooked. When buying a blazer, you should pay special attention to the fabric and fit of it. Also, if you find the perfect blazer, but it fits a bit too long or the sleeves or a bit too wide, you can always visit a tailor.
Brand: Suit Supply