Jackets have evolved from being just an item of clothing meant to keep you warm, to occupying an unchallenged place as a fashion staple. Layering for cold weather becomes oh-so-easy with jackets. Some jackets are classics and will always be a part of a well-curated wardrobe, while others see a dip and rise in popularity.
Add a jacket to your look and watch it go from drab to fab in seconds. With a jacket, it is easy to infuse your look with some individualistic style. Bear in mind what Harry Winston said: “People will stare. Make it worth their while.” Take your OOTD to the next level with a trendy jacket and bask in the attention.
Here are the top jacket trends for men in 2023:
Denim jackets are so effortlessly cool. These jackets first appeared in the late 19th century, moved beyond their intended purpose as work apparel, and made their way into every wardrobe. One has to wonder if the first creator of the denim jacket Levi Strauss had imagined that these jackets would prove their mettle, not only in terms of durability but also the style quotient.
While styling yourself in denim jackets this year, think beyond the basic blue, and rock the greys, blacks, stripes, and prints. You could draw eyes to your neck with a fleece-collared denim jacket. If you are feeling extra daring, go for the extra distressed or shredded denim jacket.
Workwear Jackets or Chore Coats
The appeal of a workwear jacket is in its utility for transitional dressing. You could wear it with anything and go anywhere with it. It serves as a good layering option in the face of fickle weather. You could button it up for a dressier look. Open it for a more relaxed casual vibe.
This versatile jacket has a boxy appearance, but don’t let that intimidate you. Its appearance makes it easier to swap it for a blazer when going for a smart but casual look. Pockets are a distinctive feature of this type of jacket, which means ample space to carry your stuff. These jackets are turning into the most ubiquitous trend this year.
The Harrington jacket draws from the best features of the original iconic G-9 Baracuta jacket. This lightweight jacket has such a timeless design. The distinguishing features are the raglan sleeves, two slant pockets, a stand collar, and a zip closure. You can collar up or collar down according to your preferred style and of course the weather. Or, you could choose to get the best of both styles with the collar half up and half down.
The latest iterations of the jacket are taking tiny leaps from the original design (with the collar and material) and providing us with additional options. Harrington has an illustrious history and, given the way it is trending again, a bright future.
Did you know that the original bomber jackets were designed for fighter pilots participating in WWI? These jackets have come a long way, and are now available in a variety of materials. In 2023, an oversized orange-lined parka-bomber hybrid made an impressive appearance at Milan Fashion Week.
Leather bomber jackets lend you that edgy vibe and instant sex appeal. This is your chance to bite into the gorpcore trend that is not showing any signs of slowing down in 2023.
Dress up or dress down with these quilted jackets. With puffer jackets, there are so many variations that there is something to suit each person’s style. Get it in the length that you prefer. Choose to grab eyeballs with bright hues or go for a more neutral look. You could select a sleeveless version or one with a detachable hood. Pick what you love from the multitude of options.
These trending jackets will make a lasting impression with minimal effort. Choose a jacket that flatters your body and you will be able to carry it off with panache.