Move those shorts and polos to the far end of your wardrobe and make room for those winter jackets as it winter is practically upon us. Whether you are eagerly waiting for winter to drop or whether you are counting down the days until the Christmas holiday, the fact still remains that winter is certainly on its way. Truth be told, we’re not sure winter ever left in the first place and it is highly likely that your winter jackets were never placed into storage anyway.
However, the one positive about having a lengthy winter period is that it means you get to make the most of your winter style. What better item to top the list than your winter jacket. With so many styles to choose from and having a sheer amount of options available to you it can become quite daunting to select your favourite winter piece, so, here at standout.co.uk we have decided to give you the low down on winter jacket styles.
The Puffa Jacket
The Puffa Jacket first started life as a Russian military coat designed to protect the troops from the icy temperatures of Eastern Europe. However, it wasn’t until the 1930’s when fisherman Eddie Bauer almost perished at the hands of hypothermia after his wool coat froze over that the jackets design was revived. Bauer brought the design back to life and the Puffa Jacket was reborn.
Today the Puffa Jacket has become a popular choice of menswear, mainly for more casual affairs, and continues to be seen as a popular choice of winter jacket. There are a number of colours available and the simple practical jacket will provide warmth and solid protection from the elements.
The North Face Cardinal Red Nuptse 2 Jacket – £189.95
Quintessentially British. There is not another style of coat that is more typical of British fashion than the trench coat. The origins of this jacket lie between the two heavyweights of Burberry and Aquascutum and whilst we can bring no clarity as to where the design originated, what we can do is inform you that if you haven’t already purchased a trench coat then now is the time to do it.
The tailored, slim fit of a trench coat lends itself to a smarter style although it has been utilised in a number of more casual looks. The most popular choice of material here is wool, as it will contain the most heat during the cooler months.
J Lindeberg Sand Wolger 77 Compact Melton Jacket – £344.95
From icon to icon – The Parka Coat is another jacket that has become famous in the UK as an essential fashion piece. Originally, though, the parka coat was made by the Inuits and was often made from the skin of an animal with a fur lining for warmth.
The parka then found great fame in the 1950’s when it was used by the US military and slightly later in British subcultures. It was particularly significant in the Mod era when it was a clear sign of youthful rebellion. The Parka has since been worn by the likes of Liam Gallagher and remains an extremely popular winter jacket.
Carhartt Wip Cypress/Black Trapper Parka Jacket – £224.95
The bomber jacket has seen a real surge in popularity over the last 5 years and is a staple street wear item that continues to be popular every season.
The bomber jacket originally started life in the US military and quickly became popular as a fashion item with the punk movement taking most of the credit. Soon the bomber jacket was popular worldwide and can often be seen as a high-end fashion product too.
Traditionally you will see bomber jackets in a standard khaki green that do not deviate too much from their original military styles. However, bomber jackets have seen a lot of modifications and there are now hundreds of styles and fabrics to choose from allowing a greater variation of outfits that can be matched with a bomber jacket.
Alpha Industries Black B3 Fl Fur Collar Bomber Jacket – £209.95
The number of coats and jackets available to you is almost overwhelming and there is of course a different jacket to suit every style and occasion. We hope that we have given you some inspiration that will keep you warm, dry and a cut above the rest this winter. For all your other style needs head over to www.standout.co.uk.