Don’t be depressed because summer is over; look ahead to crisp autumn air, harvest-themed foods and booze, Halloween, the changing leaves, and a brand new jacket to weather that cooler...uh, weather. It’s gonna get bitter cold so go ahead and treat yourself with some sweet stylish coats to slip on this fall. You suave guy, you. Join thousands of men and women who are dressing up for a good cause. Go formal with Made Man and Career Gear on Friday, October 9th to help empower men in need with resources, training and suits they can use to rejoin the workforce. Because for every photo posted to Instagram or Twitter and tagged #FormalFriday, we’ll donate a dollar to Career Gear. Learn more at Formal Friday.
Casual yet technical, urban rugged yet rural chic, the Bengal Waxed Canvas Jacket ($269) is a stylish entry into the “I hate getting wet” rain jacket category. It features a quilted lining; lightly waxed canvas material; zipper webbing for easy access; protected chest pocket; Polartec™ Alpha insulation; and your choice of Oxford Blue or Darkcotta. Plus, your Cotopaxi (named after an active Ecuadorian volcano this writer has actually seen erupt in person) purchase helps to fund nonprofit organizations with a focus on health, education, and livelihoods.
The Lululemon jacket that sounds like a sentence ($248) is multipurpose to a fault. Are you going to a cocktail party? A business lunch? For a jog? Its truly go-anywhere comfort complete with Warpstreme™ fabric that wicks away sweat and a zippered core that helps ventilate and cool off your skin make it good for the guy who goes from one environment to the next - and doesn’t want to change. Even better, it’s also got a sunglasses loop in the chest pocket and is available in Gator Green or Black (shown).
The fall weather can be a bit unpredictable. Be prepared with HH’s waterproof and windproof, yet breathable rain jacket, the Universal Moto ($220). Its style is fashioned by a blend of the M-67 U.S. military jacket and vintage Japanese motorcycle styling. It’s got numerous pockets; light plastic YKK® Metaluxe zippers; soft, ultra-fine PrimaLoft® insulation inside and a water repellency-treated material outside; a packable hood; anti-chafe chin guard; and great insulation. You won’t need to pick and choose what kind of weather to wear it in but you will want to make sure you choose the right shade of awesome - ‘899 Rock’ or Ebony.
Super light and super durable for just about anything Mother Nature can conjure up, “windbreaker” doesn’t even begin to describe the Shell’s capabilities. The Toren Technical ($245) has a flattering body-forming fit, breathable fabric, a sweet shield visor that comes out of the hood (in case it’s snowing raining or even just too sunny); waterproof plastic YKK® zippers; draw cord for secure waist adjustment; articulated, gusseted arms for easy movement; pockets galore (including a touch-screen smartphone compatible one); underarm zippers for temperature control; and it even comes in Midnight (shown) or Tangerine. Score.
Soft, warm and wonderful, the 100% polyester ‘Winner’ ($279.95) has matching buttons in three colors, a way-past-waist length to keep your upper thighs warm, and a knitted detachable collar, blending fashion and function to a fault.
The J. Abrams Zen PCP Bomber ($125) has history to it - and not only that but style, warmth and a sweet zen-buddah six-point star patch that represents the beautiful idea of coexistence between religion, nature, and peace. You can’t get much cooler than a 100% nylon black bomber jacket. (Items from this store are done by request on a pre-order basis so once you’ve confirmed your size and put in your order it’s confirmed and sent out once the product releases.)
With a blend of blazer-like elegance and rugged-stylish presence, the Centro Citta Coat ($249) is all about making an entrance. This is not a playful fall coat - it has a very professorial slanted handkerchief chest pocket, an OCD-pleasing honeycomb texture, and it comes in a very serious shade: brown/charcoal. But on the fun side it has 5 C’s in its name, so you’ve already got a perfect nickname for your new outdoor companion.
Because not all of us live in frigid climates, sometimes a jacket is overdoing it. For a bit of relief against the cool autumn air the Bodhi Hoodie ($79) blends mildly stylish contrast stitching accents and form-fitting supersoft fabric with the perfect amount of stretch. Hoodies just gained a foothold in fall fashion.