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5 Summer Jackets, and How to Wear Them

By: Sharp Staff|May 28, 2015

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Trench

Buck tradition with a slimmed down, deconstructed trend coat. Dig simple lines and single row of buttons (rather than the typical double-breasted style).



Cotton trench coat (price upon request) by Lacoste; cotton button-down ($140) by Diesel; cotton pants ($310) by Tomas Maier.

Overcoat

Most of the time, you’ll find overcoats in blue, black or beige. That can get boring. This one by Ben Sherman proves that olive green is just as versatile, while unexpected accents like the red stripes on the cuffs and hem make it stand out.



Cotton coat ($380) by Ben Sherman; jersey knit sweater ($125) by Banana Republic; cotton jeans ($225) by Diesel; suede shoes by J.Lindeberg.

Motorcycle

Keep your moto jacket simple. Choose smooth leather in a rich colour, and go easy on the padding and patching. Zippers, though? We’re suckers for some well-polished zippers.



Leather motorcycle jacket ($6,400) by Louis Vuitton; jersey knit shirt ($180) by John Varvatos.

Waxed Cotton

Want something that’s waterproof, but not a windbreaker (because you can’t always look like you’re hiking)? The answer is waxed cotton. It will keep you warm, dry and classy as hell. Belstaff, the British biker brand, toughened up their utilitarian jacket with accents like angled breast pockets (easier to access when on a motorcycle) and brass hardware.



Waxed-cotton jacket ($895) by Belstaff; cotton polo shirt ($180) by Tomas Maier; cotton jeans ($100) by Mavi; canvas with leather buckle belt ($325) by Burberry; leather sneakers ($65) by Calvin Klein; Aquaracer 500 Automatic Chronograph watch ($4,100) by Tag Heuer.

Safari

This might just be the perfect modern safari jacket. It’s lightweight. It’s unlined. It’s rugged. And it’s remarkably functional, whether you’re out in the bush doing…whatever…or just out on your way to the bar.



Cotton safari jacket ($1,745) and denim jeans ($295) by Michael Bastian; denim button-down shirt ($185) by BOSS; 5 Sport Automatic watch ($425) by Seiko.



Stylist Assistant: Aubrey Kia at Artists Services



Groomer: Matthew Green



Special Thanks to Visit California

 

 

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