The leather jackets from Saint Laurent are some of my absolutely favorites. This lambskin version from SS17 has an easy to wear cropped cut and the usual essential details on a riders jacket. The zippers are off-set with zip and flap pockets at the front.
If you’re into double riders and want one that feels more luxe in terms of hardware, details with a more modern cut it’d be difficult to go wrong with this one. The only downside is the high price point.
Available at SSENSE.
For more advice on selecting the ideal leather, take a look at this guide.
The Levi’s Type 2 trucker is a ubiquitous jacket design. That iconic style forms the basis of this collaboration between Levi’s and Junya Watanabe. The usual denim look is replaced by a luxurious wool/cashmere blend. A beige and brown coloring replaces the usual indigo.
Available at END
Windbreakers have long been a staple in sportswear and Adidas one of the primary purveyors. Adidas collaborated on this high-tech take on the design with Kolor. Kolor designer Junichi Abe brings his brand of distinctive patterning to this piece. Slightly oversized fit, in nylon with a silver rear zip pocket.
Available at Haven.
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C.E releases a subtle jacket design from it’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection. A take on the classic British Harrington jacket, the jacket is adorned with branded embroidery and the standard rubber C.E stamp on the arm. A nice little beige addition for chilly nights and windy days. Scoop it over at Goodhood.
Souvenir jackets have had a surge in popularity since the movie drive was released. Plenty of Japanese labels have done their own variation on the style and of course there are plenty of excellent vintage options that you can find on eBay. Unused is a japanese label that puts a modern spin and fit on vintage. Their take on this style is noticably minimal, there’s no back graphic or stitching, just a tasteful cropped fit and a reversible style that let’s you switch from a more contrasted black/white ribbed style to a more incognito murdered out version. 100% rayon construction and knit collar and cuffs round out what make for an excellent piece. Available now at Haven.
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The North Face shell has been a staple of American style for decades now. The brand has superseded it’s hiking/outdoors heritage to come to reached an unrivaled status in streetwear. While the brand has been doing exclusive collaborations with the likes of Supreme and Stussy for years, North Face now has a capsule collection of higher quality repros based on it’s vintage archive.
This breatahle HyVent hooded jacket brings back the Mountain Parka in it’s full glory. A fully adjustable, peaked hood, contrasting panels to the arms and shoulders and retro branded details really makes this piece stand apart from the type of North Face jackets you can find at the mall. Get this piece over at Size? for £165.00.
The aptly named EG Leisure Jacket is a nice easy addition to your Fall wardrobe. An easy tailored fit with 2 front patch pockets makes this an ideal casual blazer for the Holidays. Get pesky family members off your back by projecting success this Thanksgiving.
Leather jacket season is almost upon us and the gawd Rick Owens has been the best doing it for some time now. You may recall our leather jacket buying guide from last year where I went through the essential things to consider before pulling the trigger on a showpiece leather. One of my favorite repeat styles from Rick is the moto-neck instarsia. It’s minimal with clean lines and an excellent cropped fit. This is one of those pieces that the internet doesn’t do justice to, but it will definitely hurt your wallet. Luckily it’s currently on sale at Farfetch at 50% off. Lookout for me to do another leather jacket review in the coming weeks.
A denim jacket is a key wardrobe staple that can be worn almost all year round. I’ve went and picked out 5 of my favorites from the Fall/Winter 2013 season.
Neighborhood Stockman-D/C Jacket
A western-inspired light washed denim jacket from Neighborhood. The fading on the arms and body are quite believable and not overdone. The light color makes this easy to pair with chinos, cords and other fall/appropriate pants. Subtle branding and gold hardware round out the piece. Available at Haven for $429.
Visvim Social Sculpture 101 Damaged
The jacket has everything you look for in a denim jacket. Quality 12oz selvedge denim construction, subtle side pockets and an amazing wash. Visvim sets out to improve upon men’s staples in considered meaningful ways, and in many ways this is the best Levi’s Type-II style jacket on the market. 1070 EUR at Firmament Berlin.
A.P.C Denim Jacket
With a dark wash that is easy to pair with almost any outfit this A.P.C denim jacket is perfect for anyone who lives in the suburbs and wants to out-do every other guy in a 5mile radius. Based on Lee rider jackets, this jacket is a little more comfortable than breaking in something a totally raw denim jacket. I would also recommend this to anyone with the APC jean starter kit or if you work at a web startup. $290 at Mr.Porter.
Rick Owens DRKSHDW Worker’s Jacket
It’s a shame this DRKSHDW jacket doesn’t photograph as well as it looks in person. Rick delivers quality slim (but still slightly strange) fits and the denim is always good quality (although never selvedge). This design is more minimal than we usual see from Rick for his denim line, if indigo isn’t your thing this black worker’s jacket is a good bet. $829 at The Corner.
Undercover Black Quilted-Sleeve Denim Jacket
While now the contrast material sleeve thing seems to be everywhere in 2013, Undercover was one of the original brands to really implement it well. It has become something of a brand trademark they have played around with season to season. The quilting on the nylon sleeves adds some texture and the raw edges on the bottom hem set this out against the more luxe street goth thing every is doing now. Just don’t pair this with leather sweat pants. $815 at SSENSE.
I’ve loved the design of this parka since it was sent down Paris runways. It’s appeared in the past in different fabrics, but this ultra lightweight sheer version will keep you stunting all spring/summer long. With a zip closure, oversized hood and tons of pockets for you to store passports and sandwiches in, this jacket goes perfect with Rick drop-crotch shorts, his poplin sweatpants and a pair of white sneakers.
The only setback might be the price.
Available for $2440 at SSENSE.