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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

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    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

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    anyone please?
     


  3. Liquidus

    Liquidus Distinguished Member

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    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

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    Try a bomber cotton jacket
     


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    Makoto Chan Senior Member

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    Take a look at adamt's "Threads Started".... just :facepalm:
     


  6. Liquidus

    Liquidus Distinguished Member

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


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    I'd say depending on your body type, either a nylon or cotton moto-jacket, or a cotton military jacket.
     


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    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
     


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    E TF Senior Member

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    Check out Baracuta's selction here.
     


  10. adamt

    adamt Senior Member

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    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?
     
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    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

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


  14. adamt

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

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    Gap and Old Navy have the trooper jackets made in cotton.
     


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