Military style influences are a given whatever the season, from khaki tees in the summer, to the classic trench come winter. This season utility elements are dominating once again, most notably in outerwear- here are five of the best military jackets worth investing in.
The Style: Bomber shapes are the most synonymous with military themes, with their lightweight feel and comfort in mind making them perfect for autumn.
Wear it With: Absolutely anything. The versatile outerwear can be worn with a plain white tee and jeans, or used to dress down your suit.
Shop: Black Embroidered Bomber
THE TRENCH COAT
The Style: The hint is in the name; trench coats were traditionally worn in the First World War as an Army officer’s rain coat.
Wear it With: Your evening attire to keep it smart, or with a simple tee and trouser pairing to keep the look structured.
Shop: Longline Trench Coat
THE SHEARLING JACKET
The Style: A favourite British detail, the shearling-lined jacket nods to nostalgic aviation days.
Wear it With: Almost everything. Try it with a suit like David Gandy, or throw on over a roll neck on those cold days.
Shop: Shearling Lined Denim Jacket
THE PEA COAT
The Style: Historically made from a woollen fabric worn by men in the Navy, the pea coat has endured as one of the most popular coat shapes for men season after season.
Wear it With: A tonal look of slate grey or navy, and finish with chukka boots to give the look a modern feel.
Shop: Navy Pea Coat
The Style: Giving your winter coat a more sophisticated approach, the overcoat draws it’s inspiration from an officer’s uniform.
Wear it With: Form-fitting silhouettes. The longline design of an overcoat lends itself to a pair of black skinny jeans and a grandad collar shirt.
Shop: Camel Overcoat