Guys, Bundle Up: Here Are Three Coats to Add to Your Arsenal

The temps are dropping. Fast. And, guys, some of you out there are still roaming the streets in sweatshirts, windbreakers, and whatever you can find. Or maybe you’re just relying on a single winter coat to get you through the entire season. Either way, here’s what you should be stocking your closet with – and hitting the office, bar, and slopes in.

3 Coats Every Man Needs

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By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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November 30, 2013

Press Refresh: 3 Updated Takes on the Leather Jacket

Fall’s most-loved jacket? Anything of the leather variety. Seriously, you can wear these over a hoodie or that big-night-out dress – they’re that versatile.

Although classic black moto styles are always in, this is the season to play with color and silhouette. Need some cool-weather inspiration? Look to these three unconventional takes on autumn’s staple.

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1. Go Sharper
Black is always a good idea because you can wear it with literally anything. But this number gets updated with texture, seams, and strong shoulders for a dash of the unexpected. Soften the look by adding floral skinnies and a swipe of light pink lip gloss.

2. Go Bolder
Vibrant clementine gives this edgy moto style an energetic punch. Pair it with indigo skinnies and taupe booties. Tip: Stay away from black pants to keep it from looking too Halloween-ish.

3. Go Sleeker
With a vibrant kick of green and a super-tailored fit, this blazer-meets-jacket adds panache to your office or book-club brunch ensemble. Throw it over a camisole, sweater, chambray, etc. Just remember to keep accessories minimal.

Our Fall Style: Cue the Transitional Layers Boutique opens Sunday, September 29, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 29, 2013

A Brief History: The Leather Jacket

 

 

Today, the leather jacket is pretty much cultural shorthand for cool – put it on and your outfit instantly exudes an edgy, bad-boy quality. Here, a look at how the outerwear icon evolved from protective gear to a modern-day style must-have.

Early 1900s
Brown leather flight jackets are worn by aviators and members of the military. During WWII they become known as “bomber jackets,” prized for their heavy insulation and warmth.

1928
Irving Schott designs the first motorcycle jacket and sells it for $5.50 (yes, you read that right) at the Harley Davidson store in NYC.

1953
Here’s where the Hollywood years come in. Marlon Brando wears a leather bomber jacket and schools everywhere ban “the Brando look,” fearing it symbolizes a rebellious youth culture.

1955
Rebel-without-a-cause (and movie star heartthrob) James Dean is hardly ever seen without his leather jacket, further perpetuating its rebellious reputation.

1963
Paired with his signature aviators, Steve McQueen single-handedly makes the leather jacket the epitome of cool.

1974
The Fonz” debuts his leather jacket on the popular TV show Happy Days. This very jacket remains on display today in the Smithsonian Institution.

Early 1980s
Punk rockers (see Blondie and Billy Idol) give the leather jacket their own spin, adding studs, safety pins, and of course, plenty of attitude.

Today
The leather jacket is an outerwear staple seen on a slew of celebrities. Purchase your own in our Giorgio Armani Men Boutique.

Our Giorgio Armani Men Boutique opens Wednesday, December 19, at 3PM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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December 20, 2012