The five best winter jackets

With temperatures plummeting and the social diary filling fast, we have pulled together the five most attractive and practical pieces to keep out the cold in style

Style 14 Dec 2018

Wool Harrington Jacket, £1,695, Dunhill
Navy Velvet Nehru Jacket, £640, Favourbrook
Shearling Blouson Jacket, £1,995, Richard James
Men's 'Dreamer' Jacquard Bomber Jacket, £950, Paul Smith
Upton Single-breasted Jacket in melange chenille, £1,400, Giorgio Armani

Wool Harrington Jacket, Dunhill

Since the Harrington Jacket was worn by James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and donned by Steve McQueen atop a motorbike on the cover of Life magazine in 1963, it has become a versatile staple for any man’s wardrobe. And, considering Dunhill’s motoring heritage, it’s no surprise the brand has adopted the style in its collections. The Wool Harrington Jacket conveys the nonchalant look of early designs, and the heavy gauge wool ensures it’s comfortable and practical, making it the perfect travel jacket and your new transitional go-to.

Navy Velvet Nehru Jacket, Favourbrook

One of few independent retailers in men’s and women’s formalwear, Favourbrook creates occasionwear that is rooted in traditional tailoring, but it is renowned for adding playful details to express personality and individual flair. Cut from navy velvet and featuring brass buttons along the front closure and on the cuff, Favourbrook’s beautifully crafted Navy Velvet Nehru Jacket is not only a stylish addition to elevate your eveningwear, but it will also add elegance when worn with more casual outfits, such as smart jeans and a crisp white shirt.


Shearling Blouson Jacket, Richard James

Richard James’s philosophy is to create classic men’s clothing with a focus on details and cut, and the Shearling Blouson Jacket is testament to this. Made of 100 per cent shearling, it is sumptuously soft to touch, but designed to be durable enough to withstand the coldest winter months. Whether you’re looking for a coat for chilly country walks or icy jet-setting adventures, with its soft collar, pockets and buttoning cuffs, this blouson will keep you warm whatever the weather.


Men’s ‘Dreamer’ Jacquard Bomber Jacket, Paul Smith

Since Paul Smith founded his eponymous brand in 1970, he has become known for creating ‘classics with a twist’, taking inspiration from high art, everyday life and everything in between. The new ‘Dreamer’ print, featured on The Jacquard Bomber Jacket, references French artist Edmund Dulac’s psychedelic posters and artwork of the 1960s and 70s, and adds a bold pop of colour to your winter wardrobe. An ideal jacket for any man on the go, the Jacquard Bomber’s lightweight fabric allows for the piece to be worn underneath a coat or on its own.


Upton Single-breasted Jacket in melange chenille, Giorgio Armani

As the key piece that grew Armani’s notoriety in the 1970s and 80s, the unstructured tailored jacket has long been the centrepiece of the brand’s aesthetic. For autumn/winter 2018, the Upton Jacket is made from melange chenille, making it a soft, wearable item for everyday – whether worn over a crisp shirt for a relaxed-yet-refined business look, or as a warm, defined layer underneath a coat while out in the city, it will not only see you comfortably through the day, but will take you effortlessly into evening, too.