The idea of what a jacket is and what it can do has grown dramatically in recent years. We now think of a man’s jacket collection as the cornerstone of his wardrobe – for weekends and evening events, and for workdays when a suit isn’t required.
A hybrid jacket is a fall essential. This one, in a subtle charcoal-and-navy plaid, is fully lined and has quilted elbow patches and the warmth of pure wool. Zip in the lightly quilted removable gilet and do up the throat latch, and this jacket is all the outerwear you need on a cool autumn morning.
Why is Canali’s Kei jacket so successful? Simple answer: it makes so many men look good. A canvas structure gives shape and stability to the chest and shoulders but the jacket is lightweight, natural-looking and very comfortable. This example, in a grey houndstooth with a brown overcheck, interprets heritage patterns with convincingly up-to-date panache.