3 Must-Have Men’s Jackets for AW16

Now that the cooler weather is officially here, gone are the days when we can nip out and about wearing just a t-shirt. It’s all about layering up this season so, with a little help from House of Fraser and their range of men’s coats, we’ve shortlisted the three must-have men’s jackets for AW16.

Blazer

Bomber jackets

The ultimate in everyday style, make bomber jackets your new best friend this season. They’re bang on trend and are perfect for mastering those smart-casual occasions.

Lightweight bomber jackets are available but for a lasting jacket that will see you through the winter, choose a leather or suede one that’s fully lined for extra warmth.

Make sure you get the fit of your jacket right, as you’ll want to layer up with jumpers and t-shirts when the weather gets really cold. There is a fine line between leaving room for layers and wearing ill-fitting clothing, so tread carefully! The jacket should look just as good with layers as it does without.

For a laidback look, throw your jacket over a t-shirt or jumper and wear with jeans and trainers. If you’re heading out for drinks, choose a leather bomber and wear with dark jeans, a shirt and smart derby shoes.

Padded jackets

When the weather gets really cold, it’s time to swap your bomber for an equally stylish padded jacket. The style was popular in the 90s and has since re-emerged as part of 2016’s vintage revival.

The coat is perfect for keeping you warm, especially if you choose a thick, down-filled jacket. Unlike the versatile bomber, this style is more casual than smart casual, so you should leave it at home when attending more formal events. Perfect for winter walks and laidback days out, wear it with casual shirts and jumpers, and of course trainers.

Blazers

With party season fast approaching, you’ll need a more formal jacket tucked away in your wardrobe; that’s where the blazer comes in. It’s been having something of a moment for a few seasons now and shows no signs of waning.

The blazer is perfect for smartening up any look. Going out for drinks with friends? Wear it with a shirt tucked into dark jeans and derby shoes. If you’re heading to a more formal occasion, ditch the jeans for tailored chinos and swap your shoes for brogues. Add a pocket square and you’re dressed to impress for your next social event.

The blazer is incredibly versatile and will never date. Invest in one now for a jacket that will see you through this winter and beyond.

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