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4 new jackets for Spring
5 April 2018
After what seems like the longest, most drawn out winter of all time, we’re now well and truly into
spring. If your style suffered after the desperation to stay warm in the blustering winds overtook any need to look good, you’ll be pleased to hear that things are starting to look up.
Spring is all about shedding the layers that’ve weighed you down, and instead building up essential wardrobe components that compliment what’s going on outside. Enter lightweight materials, jackets that’ll mean you don’t need to pile on layers and layers, and colours that are slightly more inviting than the dreary undertones of a winter wardrobe.
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The lightweight hood
Whilst we may be out of the darkest days, let us not forget that we live in England where it’s safe to say that unpredictability goes hand-in-hand with any weather forecast. Prep for the worst and hope for the best with this brilliant lightweight hood, designed to keep out a cool breeze or give cover during a gentle shower, but that won’t weigh you down when the day heats up.
The new season bomber
If there’s one item in menswear that continues to be undeniably important in any man’s wardrobe, it’s the bomber jacket. Light, incredibly cool and easy to wear with anything, the bomber is guaranteed to take you from A to B in serious style. Pair with dark chinos, a polo shirt and a classic pair of trainers, and you’re good to go.
The shirt jacket
Utility jackets have been seen on street style stars everywhere from London to New York this year, and for good reason. As practical as they are stylish, this modern piece of outerwear is a brilliant way to smarten up any casual outfit. Choose khaki to ring the changes, but be sure to avoid other tones of green throughout your outfit or you risk taking the utilitarian look too far…
The modern Harrington
The Harrington jacket was once made famous by style icons such as James Dean and Steve McQueen and more recently, Daniel Craig and Tom Hardy – so if it’s good enough for them, why not give it a go? A slightly more structured version of the bomber, the Harrington will bulk up any spring outfit, and looks best worn casually with jeans and a plain T-shirt.
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