Despite the name, you don't need to live on a farm to get plenty of use out of this Levi's Barn Coat ($200). Built from a 55/45 nylon/cotton blend, this versatile olive jacket was inspired by military uniforms and traditional workwear, which explains its ability to look good with both flannels, button downs, and plain old t-shirts. Several pockets take care of your gadget-transport needs, while velcro cuffs keep the wind out, a drawstring in the waist keeps it tight to your body, and elbow pads keep things from getting too formal.
It might not be Tom Ford, but we're pretty sure Jay-Z wouldn't complain about you sporting this Shawn Carter x Rick Owens Mollino Crocodile Jacket ($58,000). The result of a collaboration between the two creatives, this jacket is made from actual crocodile, and features a funnel collar with off-center zipper, long, slim-cut arms, zippered cuffs, another zippered pocket on the left sleeve, and a shoulder-to-shoulder zipper on the back that provides access to a hidden pouch. And should you feel bad about dropping over $50K on a single piece of outerwear, know that 100% of the proceeds will go to the Shawn Carter Foundation, which provides scholarships to deserving low-income students.
Just because you need to pack light, doesn't mean you have to be cold as a result. With The North Face Thermoball Jacket ($200) you get an easily-packable outer layer with the insulating capabilities of a much thicker coat. It features Thermoball synthetic insulation that can be easily compacted, allowing the jacket to stow in its own pocket, while still retaining the insulating properties of down. The jacket is available in a range of colors to suit your style, with two hand pockets, elastic binding at the cuffs, and a cinch-cord at the hem.
In a partnership celebrating their shared outdoor heritage, and in particular their roots in logging, the Woolrich x Danner Old Growth Collection includes a pair of boots ($340), a scarf ($55), a blanket ($150), and a shirt-jacket ($295) each made in the USA. The Danner Light Mill Street boots come in a classic silhouette from a company that has made boots for nearly a century, and feature Woolrich wool quarter panels that match the other items in the collection. The shirt-jacket, scarf, and blanket are exactly what you need for a cool fall night spent in the country, or fireside in your backyard. Each item features green accents, co-branded leather details, and will be available this November.
Multi-purpose jackets aim to do more than one thing well, but usually end up being one trick ponies. This isn't the case with the Aether Nimbus 3-in-1 Jacket ($825), which was created so that each part could stand alone confidently, regardless of the weather. The fully seam-sealed shell is made from a 3-layer woven-wool fabric with a tricot backer. Hidden snap connectors keep the vest, and the clean design intact when it's worn on its own. Add on the exterior zippered hand-warmer pockets, a zipper garage at the collar, and a zippered interior pocket, and you have a jacket that is not the only multi-purpose, but practically essential to put on before going out.
The Jack Spade x Barbour Hopper Jacket ($800) is as good as it gets when you're looking for versatile autumn outerwear. Made in partnership with Barbour — a name synonymous with waxed cotton jackets — this great-looking jacket will get you through anything fall throws your way. It features waxed cotton construction with nylon reinforcement, a quilted button-out orange vest for extra insulation, and a corduroy club collar. Other details include American-flag themed ventilation eyelets, a buckle-neck strap, a plaid liner, and double-zipper and button closure.
The Zegna Icon Jacket ($1,300) provides a new take on so-called wearable tech, giving you completely-wireless control over your digital device without ever reaching into your pocket. A discreet bluetooth-enabled joystick control pad on the cuff of the jacket lets you answer calls, control music, and more, while a convenient earbud holder keeps your headphones within easy reach. Available in blue, red, or black, this jacket also looks a lot better than most of the gadgets out there meant to place on your body. It's completely waterproof, has taped seams, and three layers of insulation for comfort in a range of weather scenarios.
While it isn't a blazer in the truest sense — you're not going to be wearing it to formal business meetings anytime soon — the Levi's Packable Blazer ($180) can certainly serve as the outer layer of an above-casual outfit in a pinch. Made from quilted nylon, this jacket is designed for travel, making it easy to stuff into a bag, backpack, or rucksack, and also features long sleeves, a regular fit, and side-flap pockets that make it just that much dressier than a standard rain jacket or hoodie. Available in a versatile liquorice colorway that should look good with nearly anything.
Whether he was acting, racing motorcycles, or driving very fast cars, Steve McQueen undeniably ranks among the coolest guys to ever live. You may never rise to his level, but you can still channel your inner Steve with the Porsche Steve McQueen Jacket ($500). Modeled after 70s-era race wear, the inside of the jacket features an iconic image of Steve outside his Porsche 908 (which he drove in, and nearly won, the 12 Hours of Sebring with a broken foot). Whether you wear it to the track, or out for a cruise, drive fast — he certainly would have.
The Nike Aeroloft Vest ($TBA) combines the right amount of insulation with plenty of ventilation to keep you comfortable on your run. Insulation is made from a blend of wool and synthetic, giving you enough warmth without weighing you down. Perforated ventilation in between rows of insulation lets your body breath so you don't overheat. It features wicking dri-fit fabric on the sides and shoulders, absorbing moisture and ensuring a great fit. The back has a reflective, zippered pocket that gives you space to store your important stuff, while helping maintain visibility in low light.
Okay, so the official description "inspired by the costumes designed by Catherine Martin for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby" might not inspire confidence, but seeing yourself in the Brooks Brothers The Great Gatsby Collection ($55-$800) certainly will. Including everything from bow ties and suspenders to shoes, jackets, and walking sticks, the vibe throughout the collection recalls the Roaring Twenties, which should make it even more attractive to fans of the book, film, or Boardwalk Empire. Just kidding about that last one. Sorta.
If you're going to buy a hardcore parka, you might as well buy the best one ever made. And according to the company, that would be the Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka ($700). Independently baffled and differentially cut, it offers the company's new breakthrough Encapsil 1000-fill-power European goose down insulation that's made using advanced techniques; both make the parka the first of its kind. The same techniques also make the down water-resistant, a feature that's helped along by the 10-denier Pertex nylon ripstop outer and lining, a thick, helmet-compatible baffled hood, and exterior handwarmer pockets. Despite all the warmth, it still weighs just 18 oz. and folds up the size of a football, and should you be thinking of buying one, you might want to hurry — it's a numbered limited edition garment, so when they're gone, they're gone. [via]