If you get the basics of your wardrobe sorted then it’s pretty easy to always look stylish. These five basic jacket styles will cover just about any occasion ensuring you look your best, no matter where you’re going.
Model is wearing a black leather jacket by River Island, price: R2 078.53 available from ASOS.com.
Every guy should own a really well tailored blazer; it’s perfect for both semi-formal and formal events. If you’re not sure if a blazer is too formal just go by the amount of buttons – three or more buttons are considered a more formal design. (Pin-Up Blazer by Givenchy. Price: R9 533.96 available form MrPorter.com).
2. Leather/Denim Jacket
Leather and Denim Jackets are trending this season, so get either a Denim or Leather jacket to be on trend – but don’t get both, rather stick to the design that will better suit your personal style. (Denim Biker Jacket by Keanan Dufty. Price: R1 788.50 available from Farfetch.com).
3. Casual Jacket
Everyone needs to own at least one jacket that you can chill out at home in without stressing about getting it dirty or what it cost you – hoodies are making a huge comeback this coming winter and sporty jackets are also still sticking around so go for those designs. (Casual Jacket by LTB. Price: R673.14 available from Zalando.co.uk).
4. Sport’s Jacket
Any true sport’s fanatic will not be caught dead without his favourite team’s jacket or jersey on game day, but here in South Africa I would have to say that even if you’re not into sports you still need to get one, just to show your support and be a part of the crowd – whether it be soccer or rugby, just get one and wear it on game day. (Sporty Jacket by Hilfiger. Price: R2 081.89 available from Zalando.co.uk).
5. Outdoors Jacket
You should have at least one good waterproof jacket in your wardrobe. More if you are an outdoors kinda guy – just in case it rains, or you need to keep dry and warm. Always stick with well-known outdoor-brands, because you want a jacket that is functional not fashionable. (Down-filled Snow Jacket by Chevignon. Price: R7 846.51 available from MrPorter.com).