Men's jacket: 4 trends for this winter

After the file dedicated to the coats that will make your winter 2020, we are interested today specifically in jackets. What's the difference? Jackets are actually a sub-category of coats, they are generally shorter and stop at the waist. If you're not a fan of long coats, for example because you ride your bike, you're in the right place.

When shopping for a jacket, think like an investor, not a spender. Put another way, it's important to make sure you choose the right jacket to avoid having to buy another one the next year. A well-chosen winter jacket will give your style a good boost, turn a few heads on the street and never make you feel tired. All while providing warmth, resistance to the elements and durability throughout the season.

Here is a selection of men's jackets for this winter that will ensure you make a good investment.

The denim jacket
If there's one winter jacket that can't be accused of putting style over quality, it's the denim jacket. It will bring a raw, outdoor feel to your style, while ensuring good thermal insulation and solid durability.

The denim jacket has evolved since it first appeared in the 1880s, and while it still plays the role of protecting the wearer from the elements, it now comes in a more body-hugging cut. As a bonus, it still includes a myriad of pockets. It is perhaps the most timeless jacket of the men's dressing room, you can be sure that you will still wear it in several decades.

To properly wear a denim jacket, keep in mind that a denim jacket is rather stiff. So, if you decide to wear it in a layering look, make sure to choose a sweater that is not too thick, otherwise you look completely engulfed in your clothes. To accompany the denim jacket, choose a thin cashmere or merino sweater instead.

The pilot jacket
When we think of the pilot jacket, it is often the bomber that comes to mind. But this time, it is a variation that we will see: the pilot jacket with turned-up collar (or shearling jacket as the English say). Particularly effective in protecting you from the cold, it gives a slightly military style that will distinguish you from the mass.

Modern variations of this garment are largely inspired by the famous Irvin Flying Jacket of the Royal Air Force, first produced in the 1930s. Or the G1 jacket worn by members of the US Navy and Marines during World War II. In concrete terms, to stay in this movement, keep in mind that you'll need a jacket with a turned-up collar, cuffs with a strap and a belt at the waist.

Although made for the skies, the turned collar pilot's jacket is a garment that will fit in very well with contemporary civilian style. It will go well with wool, cotton or denim dress pants. For the colors, aim for neutral tones. For example, choose a black or navy blue jacket and opt for black pants and t-shirt. You can also, if the collar is of a particular color, choose jeans or a t-shirt of the same color to create a recall.

In terms of fit, the pilot's jacket is often loose (historically, it was meant to be worn over heavy sweaters to protect pilots in their uninsulated cockpits). However, to maintain a silhouette that is not distorted, do not hesitate to choose your jacket one size down.

Brown shearling leather jacket bomber style Fashion Cuir | La Redoute
Shearling leather jacket bomber pilot brown Fashion Leather | La Redoute
The work jacket
The work jacket is part of the classic pieces in terms of winter layering. It can be worn either above all other clothes (sweater, under sweater and t-shirt for example), or as an intermediate piece (over a sweater and under a coat for example). Not only does this guarantee that you can compose several styles with a single piece, but the work jacket also provides a very appreciable utility side with all its pockets.

Initially, the work jacket was designed with a single functional purpose in mind, as it was created for 19th century French workers who needed to carry their tools with them during work hours. Over the past two centuries, the style of the work jacket has not changed much: it retains its loose, boxy fit and multiple pockets. However, while they used to be made of thick, raw cotton for maximum strength, today they are made of finer materials like wool or nylon.
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