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Men’s Fashion News: The Traveling Trend of the Casual Sports Jacket

After a great trip to LA, we arrived back at LAX about four hours early for our return flight. While we were hanging around at Gladstones, relaxing and killing some time, we had the perfect view of passengers coming and going. Normally, you expect to see guys dressed up in suits, flying to and from their business meeting destinations, but I noticed that a lot of travelers were mixing the tailored crispness of a sports jacket with more casual clothing items to create a great look.

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One gentleman that stood out of the crowd was wearing the perfect navy blue blazer with medium width lapels, trimmed in gold buttons on the front closure and the sleeves. He had coordinated it with a crisp white button-down shirt, which he kept with an open collar, and a pair of belted khakis. The brown leather loafers were also the perfect compliment to his look. It was a style that I could see coming from the pages of the Ralph Lauren catalogue.

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Men’s Fashion Advice: Winter jackets

There are a lot of men’s jackets out there, begging for you to buy them for the chilling winter. And a plethora of solid brands behind them: Blacks, Adidas, etc.But while many of them fit the bill functionally, not all of them work fashionably. Allow me to explain:
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Check out this Adidas jacket for winter use. Now, I really like the Colorado Wind Jacket’s sturdy, high collar since snow tends to sneak in around my neck and that gets annoying. It also provides pretty solid protection from the cold and is lightweight. But it could use something else in the aesthetics department. Really now, repeating white Adidas logo patterns? Not exactly chic… I’m thinking that zipper will start looking dirty quickly too.
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This Adidas Originals Trefoil Field Jacket, however, will protect you from the element while looking great too. The storm flap ensures comfort and warmth and the ribbed cuffs help prevent snow from getting into your sleeves. As for style, the solid-color checkers give the piece a nice texture and the tasteful logo and shiny clasps give it detail. And can you believe it’s 100% polyester?! Who said artificial could never be quality…

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Lesson 115: Color and Jackets

Just because we’re now in the season of 5:00pm sunsets and frosty windshields doesn’t mean we have to wear drab clothes. When it comes to outerwear, especially jackets, some colors work crisply while others are like a gust of blizzard air against favorable tastes.

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Country® 4 Color Active Jacket-B/T
INFEASIBLE: Orange active jackets
Orange is very rarely a fashionable color. There I said it. Of course, I understand how orange can matter for clothes, such is the case for construction workers and other dutiful public servants who wear orange vests to increase their visibility in the winterly dark. But you’re probably not one of those gents and, better yet, you don’t want to be confused as being on the job when you’re out jogging. Hey, it could happen if you wear this Country jacket or something else as peachy. FYI.
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Stone Island Liquid Reflective Jacket
Feasible: Jackets made with truly reflective fabric
So you know now that you don’t want your warm yet sporty jacket to be a loud color like orange. What now? Luckily, companies like Stone Island jackets fill the hole in the market for style-minded December active folk. The light padded interior will keep you toasty and the cool, reflective blue shade will get you noticed in the best way. Also, pockets galore on this Stone Island, without succumbing to the overburdened look. Holla!
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Lesson #83: A pea coat should not break the bank, nor make you look silly

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Men’s pea coat from US Cavalry

INFEASIBLE: Pea coats with so many buttons

We’re leaving summer soon, so I thought I ought to say something about pea coats, those comfy and wooly coats that are perfect for fall weather. Like most coats, they’re not worn to be showy, but for the purposes of insulation. So when you throw 10 buttons (I know you can only see eight in the pic, but another two lie in wait) on there, someone done fucked up. That and the collar is massive. Yuck, excess.

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Navy Wool Cropped Peacoat

Feasible: Sparse and tight pea coats
This coat has only six buttons on it, an interesting little work on the upper chest, and looks like a tight fit. Not to mention, it’s not terrible expensive at Top Man. This will keep you warm and looking savvy.

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51. Bomber jackets

INFEASIBLE: Bomber jackets with fur collars
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(From Zappos
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Bomber jackets aren’t the classiest outerwear out there, but some work (see below). And then there are bombers with furry collars which take the ‘cl’ out of ‘class’. This jacket especially, what with its nauseating color. Gentlemen, fur and you spells danger, leave it to the ladies to wear.

…why is Zappos selling jackets anyway?


Feasible: Twill bomber jackets
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I’d love to wear a bomber like this on a chilly Sunday night. With a mojito. That’s the trendy drink these days, by the by.

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38. Wool jackets

INFEASIBLE: Long, gray wool jackets
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I haven’t a clue what’s going on with this piece. It looks like a bath robe mixed with some kind of striped suit jacket, with a dash of ugly. And it’s 15 hundred dollars. Tsk, tsk.


Feasible: Espresso-colored wool jackets
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Now this is a thing of beauty. Love the collar, love the cut, goes with anything. And much cheaper – $300.

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29. Leather jackets

For leather.

INFEASIBLE: Biker Motorcycle jackets
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(From Leatherup)

Nobody looks badass in biker jackets anymore – maybe it’s because of Nicolas Cage??


Feasible: Fly-boy jackets
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Leather is still a baller material though. Check out this flyboy: It’s fucking (tastefully) vintage and it’s fucking sharp. Match it up with something like this and you’ll be more hardcore than any Hell’s Angel.

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