How To: 5 Ways to Wear a Field Jacket
The best way to really get your money’s worth; make your wardrobe multitask. Here, Men’s Stylist Brenna Carlson schools us on five distinct and sharp looks for a casual jacket.
Field jackets are made to be tough. Utilizing a design honed over decades, designers put waxed canvas, corduroy and wool to task, shielding the wearer from elements on any adventure. I styled a Barbour jacket—an older, tougher version of your go-to leather jacket and a rugged complement to any wardrobe—for the office or a casual date, or really any occasion that needs a little edge.
Office Ready: Field jackets are always on standby for the weekend, but try switching out your weekday suit jacket for this unconventional topcoat alternative.
Creative Attitude: The ultimate in business casual. Dress up the field jacket with a denim shirt and tie and you’re ready for a day at work… and happy hour afterward.
Textured Shades of Grey: Consider this style an easy way to even out a dressed-up look—like wool trousers with a button-up under a shawl-collar sweater.
Casual Layers: Throw the jacket over your favorite sweater and wool joggers for a laid-back but put-together look when kicking it with friends.
Waxing Edgy: It’s easy to grab your favorite leather jacket, but this jacket style looks just as awesome after it’s a little roughed up and broken in. And then you’ve got two go-to options.
Photos by Matthew Sumi and Barb Penoyar | Styling by Brenna Carlson
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