The perfect fall jacket? It could just be.
When we talk about the best jackets for fall, there are several considerations to keep in mind — it’s a high bar to clear, to be sure. Yet, the Roark Revival Convoy Jacket happily clears that bar, taking care of business (every day!) when it comes to rugged fall style. Now, what exactly are those conditions? And how does Roark Revival deliver? My friends, put on your new favorite fall jacket and let’s go for a walk. The best fall jacket needs to be rugged, yet versatile — the Convoy Jacket, with its use of tough 9oz. waxed cotton in a supremely wearable deep khaki color, fits the bill. It also needs to be wearable in a variety of style situations — given that the Roark Revival Convoy Jacket is modeled after a vintage trucker jacket, it also hits the mark. Seriously: Wear it with a white Oxford and your favorite pair of jeans to the office, or keep this rugged trucker jacket handy to wear with a classic henley and equally tough chore pants.
SHOP: The Roark Revival Convoy Jacket
The right details and fit set this jacket apart.
As we’ve said before, the best fall jacket also needs to be functional given the weather we encounter this season — the fact that this waxed canvas trucker jacket is water-resistant is hugely helpful any day of the week. Plus, you also have to appreciate the heritage-inspired corduroy collar on the Roark Revival Convoy Jacket, not to mention the handy snap-button closure pockets for your everyday carry. Side slit hand pockets also work to keep, well, your hands warm — again, don’t underrate the functionality of the Roark Revival Convoy Jacket. The silhouette should also be refined and yet easy to layer — you could even wear this jacket atop your favorite crewneck sweatshirt if the weather gets especially chilly. As we’ve said before, you need uncompromising quality when it comes to your go-to fall jacket — and in that regard, the Roark Revival Convoy Jacket simply (and stylishly) delivers.
SHOP: The Roark Revival Convoy Jacket
The potential for matching jackets AND performance-minded style? Not bad at all.
When inclement weather rolls into town this season, you need to be prepared — and what better place to turn than longtime Style Guide favorite Bridge & Burn, effortlessly cool and functional gear purveyors of particularly rugged Northwest style? That’s certainly quite the brand descriptor, but it’s a fitting one given that Bridge & Burn is now making your new favorite jacket, the seriously cool and rugged Bridge & Burn Marshall Jacket. It could just be the ideal jacket for a fall weekend, what with its multi-faceted durability and style — would you expect anything less? If you know the brand (and particularly if you remember my Bridge & Burn Q&A from a few years back!), then you’ll recall that they simply don’t skimp when it comes to fabric, fit or quality — and that’s the case with its stylish Oxford shirts as well as this rugged jacket, one of the best men’s jackets you can grab (and layer up) right now.
Now, we’ve talked about the need for a closet stocked with versatile outerwear when the weather starts to act up — that includes items like a classic denim jacket or a stylish moto jacket as well as the more technically savvy Bridge & Burn Marshall Jacket; yet, where does the style aspect come into play? Unlike other overly performance-heavy fall jackets, which often lack some style points, the Bridge & Burn Marshall Jacket simply delivers on all fronts.
SHOP: The Bridge & Burn Marshall Jacket
The rich fall color is a perfect pairing with functional features from Bridge & Burn.
As sold by the fine folks at Huckberry, this is one of the best men’s jackets for fall, all thanks to water and wind-resistant construction (topped off with the excellent Forest color as seen above). Flannel lining and a large hood ensures you’ll stay warm and cozy no matter the situation, while front button-snap hip pockets provide that critical bit of space for your everyday carry essentials. The fact that it’s lined with cotton flannel gives it an added touch of fall-ready style, too — it’s perfect to layer up with your favorite crewneck sweatshirt and slim faded denim, and you can even throw it on over a classic Oxford shirt and tan chinos to head to the office on a breezy commute (just step out with some new leather chukka boots to finish off the look). Of course, when the weekend rolls back around, the Bridge & Burn Marshall Jacket works perfectly to get out of town and hit the trail. Take note — it’s time to layer up.
SHOP: The Bridge & Burn Marshall Jacket
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If the headline at the top of the page wasn’t a dead giveaway, we’ve arrived at Friday once again. How was your week? If it included any menswear shopping — but didn’t include a pass through the East Dane Event of the Season sale — I’d urge you to double-back, ASAP. And if it did include #menswear shopping, that begs the question — are you all set with your Fall Style Wish List? It really is finally starting to feel like everyone’s favorite menswear season around here, and that transition dovetailed nicely with a busy four-day week of seasonal preparations for yours truly. A lovely weekend with my family in NYC led into a Monday spent working on content for this here blog and Effortless Gent, along with the requisite Brooklyn explorations — you can check out the results of that work starting with tomorrow’s Style Pick entry, for one!
And now that the weekend’s nearly here, I get the chance to pursue two of my passions at once. Combining live music and menswear is, as you know from reading The Style Guide, maybe my favorite thing to do — there’s nothing better than checking out live music in NYC and elsewhere, and dressing for a rock concert can be pretty fun, to boot. In this case, it’ll be particularly exciting to see the incomparable CHVRCHES headline Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night! And in fitting fashion, I’m going to be jamming out in some great gear courtesy of Forever21 Men. You can follow along for the whole ride on Instagram or via Twitter, and know that we’re coming right back at you with another set of (brand-new!) seasonal shopping picks on Monday. Oh, and before I forget — your recap of the week in menswear is below. Carry on.
- If you need a functional, stylish bag that brings with it a dash of color and intrigue, consider yourself set. The made-in-America gear purveyors at Timbuk2 just opened a new NYC store in NoHo (325 Lafayette Street), and they’re set to open one in Brooklyn (214 Berry Street, to be exact) next month. On top of that, the brand is partnering with artist and native New Yorker Dave Ortiz on a limited-edition messenger bag. The bag features neat zig-zag piping on the exterior and an Ortiz-designed silk screen print interior based on Ortiz’s famed “The Indian” print. Oh, and you know what’s even cooler? The first 100 people at the NoHo store — between 11 a.m. and 7p.m. — on Saturday (that’s tomorrow!) get the chance to trade in any used bag for a brand-new Timbuk2 x Ortiz bag. Keep in mind, though — only the first 100. Get to it! Not bad, ehh?
- We’ve got another dose of made-in-America menswear comin’ at ya –inspired by workwear and classic heritage, NYC-based Bridge & Boro just launched a Kickstarter celebrating all that American manufacturing has to offer. More specifically, we’re talking the chance to pre-order what looks to be unique, high-quality selvedge denim, made right in America. They’re also offering a small run of plaid shirts for pre-order as part of their initial men’s collection –what say you? Will you be funding this effort?
- And last but not least, Halloween is on the way. The ever-stylish team at Esquire gets you up to speed on the
We’re not done with the week in menswear yet …
- From a denim overshirt — as featured in this week’s #OOTD — to a heck of a black moto jacket from the team at Taylor Stitch, I rounded up the best jackets for fall over at The Manual. Read now, buy now — am I right, or am I right?
- Oh, and one last reminder to check out this site’s recap of the best sale picks at East Dane this week — seriously, get on it while you can, as that sale ends at midnight EST on Sunday.
Set your alarm early tomorrow morning — a new seasonal menswear pick o’ the week is coming at you. Until then — stay stylish!