Why a sports jacket is now essential


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Lauren Hutton

A sports jacket is the latest trend for cool and changeable autumn days. You don’t know what a sports jacket looks like? Then it’s high time for you to learn more about this autumn trend! 

When the days become shorter and more windy, it’s time to get our warm jackets for in between the seasons out of the wardrobe, even though we can’t quite believe yet that summer is finally over. However, autumn always still has a few warm days to offer, and we look forward to precisely these “Indian Summer” days and autumn walks. On these sunny days, we tend to leave our thick winter jacket at home and opt for a sports jacket! A sports jacket is a mix between a casual warm jacket and a formal suit jacket. A classic suit jacket hardly offers protection against the sinking temperatures, especially in the evening. However, a sports jacket, which is made of robust and woolly materials and equipped with lots of practical pockets, a collar that can be turned up or maybe even a hood make it the perfect companion for autumn days. 

Why is it called a sports jacket?

Sports jackets were originally worn when participating in certain outdoor sports that called for formal, yet suitable outdoor attire. A closer look at the fabric and above all touching it will soon make you realise that this type of jacket is a very useful piece of clothing to own. This means: purchasing a sports jacket is an easy decision to make, 

as a woolly sports jacket not only looks good but also reliably offers protection against the cooler temperatures in the autumn. Thanks to the warm wool fabric and extra lining, you’ll be snug and warm even on blustery days. Despite the colder weather, you can leave your plain in between the seasons jacket at home and still look totally stylish.

Insider tip: a wool sports jacket

The only, tiny drawback: wool needs a bit more care than other natural and artificial fibres. However, with our tips, cleaning your wool sports or suit jacket is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

DONT’S
  • Wash your sports jacket in the washing machine: the spinning cycle not only robs the jacket of its shape but also harms the fibres.
  • Iron your sports jacket: we tend to resort to ironing as soon as we see unsightly creasing. However, this will rob the sports jacket of its elasticity, and a heat setting that is too high can damage it.
  • Bleach your sports jacket: to protect your sports jacket’s fibres and colour, you should refrain from bleaching it
DO’s
  • Give your sports jacket a good shake and a pat: this usually gets rid of any dirt or dust you picked up on your last walk.
  • Hang your sports jacket up outdoors over night: this is usually all it takes to get rid of unpleasant smells.
  • Give your suit jacket a bath! Yes, a bath! We don’t mean a steam bath or a bubble bath. Simply run some hot water into your bathtub or the shower tray, close the window and hang your sports jacket up in the hot steamy bathroom. Removes smells and creases, that’s what the professionals do!

For whom is a sports jacket a must-have?

To be honest, every man should own a sports jacket this autumn. For everyone that still wants to look stylish even on changeable autumn days. With a sports jacket, you stay true to your style and can leave your in between the seasons jacket at home. Especially after work, at casual parties or on a Saturday stroll that includes a short break at a little cafe, a sports jacket is always the perfect choice. At the office, however, you should rely on an ordinary formal suit jacket as a sports jacket would be too warm to wear indoors all day. 



Find the right sports jacket for any occasion

It’s actually quite easy to find the sports jacket that’s right for the occasion. As it is cut just like a formal suit jacket, the same rules apply. If you can’t quite remember them, have a look at our suit jacket guide. Sports jackets in dark colours such as navy or black and soft earthy shades like brown or grey are extremely popular this autumn and absolute must-haves. You should avoid bright colours and large patterns, otherwise your outfit will look just a tad over the top.

For a casual meeting with friends or a relaxes after-work party with your colleagues, a sports jacket is always the perfect choice. Simply combine your sports jacket with a casual shirt, light-coloured chinos or jeans and a pair of cool sneakers and look forward to a great evening socialising with friends! What colour your sports jacket should be is simply a matter of personal taste. 

A sports jacket is also a loyal and reliable companion for special occasions and parties. Particularly navy and black sports jackets simply always look elegant and also ensure that your evening will be warm and cosy. Combining a classic pair of suit trousers with a sports jacket in a matching colour also creates an eye-catching outfit! Add elegant leather shoes and your favourite shirt, and hey presto! - you have the perfect outfit for your next event.For a casual meeting with friends or a relaxes after-work partywith your colleagues, a sports jacket is always the perfect choice. Simply combine your sports jacket with a casual shirt, light-coloured chinos or jeans and a pair of cool sneakers and look forward to a great evening socialising with friends! What colour your sports jacket should be is simply a matter of personal taste.  A sports jacket is also a loyal and reliable companion for special occasions and parties. Particularly navy and black sports jackets simply always look elegant and also ensure that your evening will be warm and cosy. Combining a classic pair of suit trousers with a sports jacket in a matching colour also creates an eye-catching outfit! Add elegant leather shoes and your favourite shirt, and hey presto! - you have the perfect outfit for your next event.

 

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Conclusion

Are you already planning your first outfit with your new sports jacket? Have a look in our online shop for inspiration! Our new collection not only has your new sports jacket to offer but everything you need for a stylish autumn, from ties to shoes! 

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