Get Outside: The Best Jackets for Fall
HARRY MAGAZINE FALL / WINTER 2019
Humankind has developed many ingenious and stylish ways to handle the crisp days of autumn. Here are some prime examples, ranging from classic shearling and bombers to the cutting-edge novelty of the shacket.
JOHN VARVATOS COLLECTION
The look of the new collection was inspired by Kurt Cobain; the feel brings together casual comfort and easy silhouettes with unexpectedly sumptuous fabrics. The turtleneck is made with a cocoa-coloured blend of silk and cashmere. The burnished brown shearling jacket looks rugged but is as cozy as can be.
Here, Moncler plays with proportion. The cargo pockets and removable hood are oversized, as is the exploded glen check pattern, its greys shot through with subtle orange and yellow lines. This coat is lightweight but warm enough for winter (it’s quilted with white goose down), and its fabric has the feel of soft wool.
It’s the last word in retro street looks – a pair of very distressed jeans, a soft chenille sweater with an artfully faded logo, and a puffer jacket in an old-school colour palette of navy, beige and maroon. Made of quilted, down-filled nylon, the jacket has a removable hood and a very discreet Emporio Armani logo on the back.
Distressed jeans are still very much part of the denim landscape. Buy them distressed; don’t attempt it yourself.
Zip up the front and Moorer’s cool winter coat looks double-breasted. The fabric is pure cashmere but it’s also water-resistant, and winter-warm thanks to goose down in those elegant quilted channels. Other good stuff: horn buttons, lockable zip pockets, a removable rabbitfur collar and a buckled cashmere collar-strap.
A new word for your sartorial vocabulary: the shacket. Aspesi’s half-lined, softly structured shirt-jacket hybrid is made with a wool-cotton bouclé fabric that has a unique, almost threedimensional texture. The intense navy blue works with so many other colours.
Fashionable bracelets can balance a great watch on the other wrist. Wear bracelets in multiples – a minimum of three.
McQ BY ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
The outer layer of this outfit from McQ is a fleece jacket with no more weight or structure than a flannel shirt. With Aztec-inspired graphics around the designer’s logo, it looks great with a retro denim jacket and a scarlet tee.
Best known as a master of contemporary denim, DIESEL shows off its versatility this season with vintage-inspired flair. If the supple brown leather of this classic bomber is espresso brown, the ribbed waist, cuffs and collar might best be described as café au lait. A boldly checked shirt is a great addition.
Cool plaid trousers and a cashmere crewneck sweater combine for a great casual workplace outfit. The navy, camel and grey colour palette looks so rich and polished. On top, wear a quilted, down-filled bomber in a durable navy wool blend. The faux-fur collar is detachable.
With boldly patterned trousers, keep things simple on top.