A smart/casual jacket is a gap I notice in many men's wardrobes when I visit them for a wardrobe edit. They often have smart winter coats - the sort that you'd wear over a suit, and a puffa or waterproof type jacket but the in between section is missing. The sort of thing you might wear out for lunch, or when you're visiting friends, or to a bar or pub in the evening.
So I thought I'd show you some of the ones that've been on my radar recently whilst out prepping and on personal shopping trips with clients:
As Spring is coming (I think?!) it'd be nice to lighten up a little with the outerwear. There are lots of checks around at the moment and if you tend to wear plainer colours as your basics, this could be a great way to reinvigorate your wardrobe for Spring. I urge you to at least try one on when you're next out shopping and who knows, you may even like it.
Now the nights are drawing in and the Christmas jingles will soon be playing in every store, clients have been updating their wardrobes with new coats on the recent personal shopping trips I've done.
Of course they all had varying briefs, so here I've put together a selection of the best coats I found to fit their critieria. I've concentrated on ones that are suitable to wear to work and fit over a suit jacket, though most of these will look great as part of a casual outfit too.
I've put together some looks to inspire you to give your outfits a touch of the Boardwalk Empire this winter. This stylish series has had a lasting influence on menswear and everywhere you look you can see a bit of Nucky, Lucky or Jimmy's style.