Military Jackets – Regimented Style Guide

Written by Andy | 16/08/2010




Attention!! This season sees the introduction of military jackets across some of the top designer menswear brands in the world. These jackets have been flirting with the big time for the past few years but now get their big chance in ranges from Dolce and Gabbana, Firetrap, Gio Goi, Armani, Stone Island and Hackett. This week we are featuring the best three offerings from D&G, Firetrap and Gio Goi, all of which are available from the brand new Autumn Winter 2010 range.
The military jacket offers you an on-trend smart jacket that can be worn for many occasions with different clothing; it’s all about fitting the military-inspired jacket to your own fashion sense.

So let’s have a look at the jackets on offer today, starting with the high fashion branded D & G Military Jacket in Khaki Green.
Priced at £620.00 this fantastic jacket is made from 100% wool, is double breasted, has four pockets, military style detailing around the cuffs and shoulders and can be worn either fully buttoned up, or with the lapels folded back – this is the traditional way to wear your jacket at the moment, so take note. Given the price of the jacket, the wearer knows his fashion and is effortless in his style, sound like you? Best snap yourself one quick, stock is limited for this piece.

Next on the list is the Firetrap Achilles 2 Military Jacket in Black. This is a slightly different style to its two rivals with a high neck collar and double buckle fastening and a slightly different cut underneath the double-breasted button front. The Firetrap jacket is made of a 60/40 wool and polyester mix and is priced at £135.00. This black jacket will demand a dark pair of jeans to make sure you look the business with a nice pair of white plimsolls or brown deck shoes to finish the look. Firetrap can take care of your jeans needs, if not why not try a pair of denims from G Star, Diesel or Levis.

And last but not least a military jacket from Manchester brand Gio Goi. The style of this jacket has encompassed military inspiration alongside the more modern zip fastening and ribbed high neck. This military jacket is much more aimed at the casual younger market and priced at £95.00 is a steal for a designer winter jacket. Twinned with plimsolls or trainers this jacket is perfect for being seen around town, at the football or just in everyday life.

In recent years you would have seen military clothing on models, celebs and those in the know with either a pair of skinny or slim jeans and a pair of plimsolls or thin boots or a pair of dark loose jeans with a pair of Timberland boots. This season you can be much more creative, and with the introduction of chinos and deck shoes, you can make yourself a perfect autumn outfit with more choices to incorporate your military jacket than ever before. Underneath your jacket is again your personal choice. British bands One Night Only and the Arctic Monkeys can be seen sporting their Military coats with just a v-neck T-shirt underneath for company. Depending on the weather (and your sanity) why not try a v-neck jumper, a nice shirt with a crisp collar or a zip top to warm your neck. For those extra chilly autumn days or December’s winter chill make sure you drag out your favourite scarf, just make sure that it is tonal to the jacket.
So there you have it, a quick insight into how to rock the military-inspired look, try it out for yourself now, with everything you need at Mainline Menswear your regimented winter starts here!

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