UK - What type of lightweight jacket is suitable for a 26 y/o man for casual wear?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by adamt, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. adamt

    adamt Senior member

    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    I normally wear sweaters, cardigans/casual check shirts wiith jeans/chinos/cargos and boat shoes,
    but want a lightweight ish jacket to wear on colder days, and evening to the pub/restuarants, etc

    but being out of touch with fashion trends was wondering what are the current/always stylish jacket styes that are versatile for what i wear?

    any specific colours recommended?

    thank you
     


  2. adamt

    adamt Senior member

    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    anyone please?
     


  3. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
    Don't expect a reply to a thread after 2 hours, especially when it's a commonly asked topic. I would look into Harrington jackets, bomber-style jackets, and stuff from Barbour.
     


  4. dredwings19

    dredwings19 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Try a bomber cotton jacket
     


  5. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    77
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Location:
    Tokyo
    Take a look at adamt's "Threads Started".... just :facepalm:
     


  6. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
    

    Clearly, attire for 26 year-olds are a very niche part of the world of men's apparel.
     


  7. Michaelli86

    Michaelli86 Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    Location:
    New York, NY
    I'd say depending on your body type, either a nylon or cotton moto-jacket, or a cotton military jacket.
     


  8. Lord Mulberry

    Lord Mulberry Senior member

    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Location:
    Sheffield / UK
    If we're talking summer coats and extemely casual I wear a Harrington or even a 3rd pattern jungle fatigue top which has been starched. A little colder and I have a sand, brown, blue, green, read sports coat with a houndtooth pattern. Even have a Levi demin jacket which I wear at times but don't make the mistake of wearing double denim i.e. denim jacket and denim jeans
     


  9. E TF

    E TF Senior member

    Messages:
    999
    Likes Received:
    246
    Joined:
    May 29, 2011
    Location:
    Herts, U.K.
    Check out Baracuta's selction here.
     


  10. adamt

    adamt Senior member

    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    May 14, 2012
    thank you for the replies.
    i quite like the military style jackets

    Michael , i have a slim body type
    not too keen on bomber style jackets or harringtons - they're too plain in design

    What are the most versatile colours in a military jacket?
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012


  11. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

    Messages:
    2,970
    Likes Received:
    277
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010


  12. guymac12

    guymac12 Senior member

    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Location:
    London
    I vote yes for the military style jacket, my son's in his early 20's and loves this style. But I can't blame him, as it is quite stylish and fitted right for your body type can be flattering.
     


  13. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    60
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
    

    Exactly which jackets are you referring to by "military style jacket"?
     


  14. adamt

    adamt Senior member

    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    May 14, 2012

    i mean something like this design just a lightweight version, a bit shorter too

    [​IMG]
     


  15. jamesny

    jamesny Senior member

    Messages:
    347
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Location:
    NYC
    Gap and Old Navy have the trooper jackets made in cotton.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by