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.
Are you acquainted with our Complete Looks page? It’s where we post head-to-toe kits assembled by the pro stylists at our photo studio, and give you links to easily shop each item shown.
As you can see above, there’s a lot to choose from. To help you narrow the field, we asked Chad Christensen—lead men’s stylist at our Seattle photo studio and the man who builds said looks—to answer a perennial office conundrum: how to look better than the guy in the next cube.
Keep reading to see Chad’s three key items for fall—which will serve you well from work to weekend.
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Tune in next week for a care package of killer Pitti Uomo photos from our foreign correspondent Mr. Karl-Edwin Guerre. In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of the trends Tina Aniversario, our National Merchandise Manager for Men’s Designer Sportswear, has spotted while in Florence for this most illustrious of menswear tradeshows:
Man bags on man bags.
Military meets prep in this gentleman’s field jacket x cardigan combo.
How novel (sorry). A chandelier made of books.
Drop-crotch pants: Equally at home with leather or tweed.
(Shop similar from Zanerobe, Topman and T by Alexander Wang.)
The presentaion by fashion brand-slash-record label Maison Kitsuné starred musical acts Citizens!, Saint Lou Lou (Swedish/Australian twin sisters?) and Yelle.