The changing of seasons from summer into autumn signifies shorter and darker days, long walks in the golden fallen leaves, and, of course, unpredictable weather. The nature of autumnal weather means it can be difficult to know how to dress for the season. Sure, on warmer days, you will be comfortable in minimal layers, but you also need to consider the increased chance of rain and cold temperatures that the season brings, which will require you to wear a jacket or coat to protect you against the elements.
Of course, every discerning gentleman needs a jacket that’s easy to layer and will protect them against the Great British weather outdoors. At Burrows & Hare in Marlow, we’ve put together a list of the best styles of autumn coats that are timeless, versatile, and will never go out of fashion.
First worn by pilots in WW1, bomber jackets are a go-to style that accentuates the masculine silhouette for autumn. Classic designs are shorter in length than other autumn jackets and coats, with stylish elasticated cuffs around the sleeves and waist, which means they look great on all body shapes. This style provides an extra layer of warmth for autumn days without adding too much bulk to your outfit, perfect for throwing on over shirts and jumpers or wearing underneath a topcoat.
Classic Wax Jackets
Wax jackets are a country classic that brings sophistication and class to any outfit, even when worn in the city! This style combines classic lines and functional designs that have been popular for generations, meaning they are deserving of a permanent hanger in your wardrobe. These weatherproof jackets are designed for keeping warm and dry. Waxed cotton comprises the iconic jacket’s exterior, perfect for repelling the strong winds and pouring Marlow rain that comes with the turn of the seasons. Stylish and practical, these waterproof men’s jackets are designed to help you retain body heat, making them perfect for cold weather conditions without excessive layering if that’s not your style. They look great paired with knitwear and jeans for a smart-casual autumn look.
If you’re after a more casual look this autumn, then work-style jackets are a top pick. Typically designed with pockets on the jacket breasts, this model offers timeless fashion and practicality. Great for wearing with jeans and layered over flannel shirts and seasonal knitwear, the work jacket is a versatile clothing option. Traditionally coming in cord, twill, and heavy cotton, these are trusty jackets that epitomise cosy thanks to their deep pockets and collar that can be worn turned up if that’s your preferred look, ideal for keeping you warm against Marlow’s autumn breeze.
The duffle coat is a mainstay of autumn/winter fashion, which you will wear long after the falling leaves disappear. It is the ideal choice to keep you warm, and its iconic toggle fastenings add an eye-catching touch to any outfit. Thicker than the other styles already mentioned, a duffle coat will certainly keep you toasty on colder autumnal nights and see you right through winter. Wear it over a t-shirt and jeans for a dressed-down look, or even wear it over the top of formal suits and smart jackets; perfect for that commute to work, a wedding, or any other event you might encounter.