Your part of the world stuck in the hell that is this pre-Spring, late-Winter temperature roller coaster? Gear up right with the Woolrich John Rich & Bros. Hiking Blazer ($550). Designed by Tokito, this lightweight jacket is made from a cotton/nylon blend that dries quickly and is water repellent, yet still offers reasonable protection from wind and cold. Other features include three flap patch pockets, a center button closure, elbow pads, and a removable hood that makes it easy to transition from commute to workday.
Enjoy the benefits of a suit that's as smart as you are with the Indochino Nanotech Storm Suit ($630). Designed for all-weather wear, the Storm features a Nanotech coating that repels liquids and stains and resists odors and wrinkles, as well as a detachable Storm Flap that adds a splash of color while offering the warmth of down when the temperature dips. It's not just the exterior that surprises — inside you'll find a waterproof, touch-responsive Smart Pocket for your phone and a metal earphone cable clip so you can stay connected without looking like a prop from Radio Shack.
It might not be the first thing you think of when looking for a new suit, but the inner lining of your jacket can add a serious boost of style and personality to an otherwise staid uniform. This Custom Suit Lining ($TBA) service lets you upload an image of your choosing, which is then used to form the lining of your new jacket. The only downfall? The service is currently only available across the pond. [Scouted by Ben]
You don't always know when you're going to need a sportcoat, so keep one handy at all times by stashing this Burberry Packaway Blazer ($450) somewhere convenient. Featuring a polyester exterior with a healthy sheen, this navy blazer also sports a zippered internal packaway pouch for easy storage, two flap pockets, a chest pocket, a single vent, slim lapels, and a tailored fit.
Think linen suits are only for wear during seaside holidays? Think again. Indochino Modern Linen Suits ($380) employ the company's exclusive 25% linen and 75% wool fabrics to give you a clean suit with modern lines that also retains the lightweight, summer-friendliness of linen and the wrinkle- and crease-resistant properties of wool. Great with a tee for casual wear, with a button up for business use, or with a matching vest for full-on dress-up occasions.
Well-crafted and stylish attire has always been a successful ingredient when choosing a suit. Here are classic but unique suits which are designed to match your ever evolving lifestyle, brought to you by the classically refined 2013 Acura ILX.
Looking for a way to add some classic style to your work wardrobe? The Jack Spade Southwick Eisley Flannel Suit ($1,600) is a solid bet. Produced by Massachusetts' Southwick — which has been practicing the dark suit-making arts since 1929 — the Eisley is made from solid flannel, and features a single breasted cut, two flap pockets, one breast pocket, and four interior pockets, silk lining, flat-front pants, and a notched lapel.
Add a little Don Draper style to your fall wardrobe by picking up a few pieces from the Banana Republic Mad Men Collection ($10-$375). Encompassing everything from a pocket square to jackets and blazers, this limited edition lineup was designed in collaboration with Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant, and features premium fabrics mixed with razor-sharp tailoring.
From the purveyors of fine pants, polos, and shorts comes the new line of Bonobos Blazers ($300-$350). Available in a wide variety of colors and materials — including the classic navy & white rope pinstripe in linen, the heather gray in cotton chambray, and the white linen hopsack — all of these new two-button blazers feature the solid hardware, craftsmanship, and fit the comapny is known for. For all the Craig Sager lookalikes out there, check out the unmistakable coral red model.
Affordable and sharp-looking, Indochino Wall Street Suits ($320-$500) are inspired by the legendary financial district where spirits go down while profits expand. Offering distinctive details like peak lapels, chalk stripes, double-breasted jackets and three-piece ensembles, these bespoke-quality, custom-fit suits are just the thing to upgrade your stock from "hold" to "strong buy."
As part of the launch for their upcoming Signature collection, the folks at L.L. Bean gave us a sneak peek at the budget-friendly L.L. Bean Plain Weave Signature Suit, which gives you a simple, clean look that's perfect for any formal warm weather event. Made up of the Plain Weave Blazer ($155) and the flat-front, straight-fit Plain Weave Pant ($59), the three-button suit offers a tailored fit in plain weave 100% cotton — all for around the cost of one hideous pair of designer jeans.
What would you pay to be Don Draper or Roger Sterling? How about to look like them? The Brooks Brothers Mad Men Edition Suit ($1,000; October 19) pays homage to AMC's hit show with a medium gray sharkskin suit designed by Janie Bryant, the Emmy-nominated costume designer for the show, and is modeled after Draper's and Sterling's wardrobes. Features include a noticeably slim cut, diagonal pockets, narrower notch lapels, and side vents. Limited to just 250, the suit is made in a Brooks-owned factory in Massachusetts, and while it might be more classically stylish than your current attire, don't expect it to magically turn you into Jon Hamm.
Back in the day, news reporters couldn't afford the luxury of a fancy designer suit. They needed a blazer that could pair with any slacks and weather any situation, while still presenting a sophisticated, smart profile. The Barbour Correspondent Jacket ($300) harkens back to the day when looking good meant working hard. The Correspondent is made of pure cotton for breathability and has a soft, tartan lining for hours of comfort. Versatility and functionality come standard here, with three exterior pockets, two interior pockets, and a special pocket for the modern-day report's primary tool: the mobile phone. A double-vented rear pleat and faux-horn buttons complete the design. Available in the only color you'll ever need: brown.