Inspired by traditional British tweed, this season’s tailored jackets have been rebuilt for the man of today.
Made with softly structured shoulders and lighter weight cloths than traditional tweeds, they’re the modern equivalent to the thick hunting jackets our Grandads used to wear. Add on-trend textures, contemporary colours and modern micro-print linings into the mix, and you’ve got a sharp jacket that’ll see you stylishly through just about any smart-casual occasion.
Here are five modern British jackets to wear now for smartness with minimal effort:
1. GREEN WITH BLUE WINDOWPANE JACKET
With a minimal grid design, the windowpane check is today’s answer to the traditional Prince of Wales check.
This Moss 1851 version gives traditional rural style a modern refresh by weaving a bold blue windowpane check into countryside-inspired green wool. Extra features include an external ticket pocket, a contrast blue polka dot lining and a matching chest pocket lining that doubles as a pull-out pocket square.
2. CHARCOAL AND TEAL WINDOWPANE JACKET
For a slightly more urban take on the windowpane check, this Moss London jacket will freshen up any formal look.
Its graphic grid pattern is highlighted with bright teal and a sharp, slim cut, while its stormy grey hue will look great paired with smart black trousers. Fully lined, it’s finished off with a teal lapel buttonhole and a flash of colour under the collar.
3. TAN MULTI CHECK JACKET
Crafted from 100% wool, this multi-check jacket by Moss 1851 blends heritage style with modern touches.
Its casual notch lapel features a traditional throat latch tab, while its checked cloth replaces classic shades of brown with flashes of orange and blue. A paisley printed undercollar is an unexpected detail and, as above, the chest pocket lining turns upwards into a built-in pocket square to sharpen up your look, fast.
4. GREY PRINCE OF WALES JACKET
How do you bring the traditional Prince of Wales check up-to-date? Craft it in modern monochrome, of course.
We’ve upped the modern minimalism on this Moss London jacket by cutting it in a neat slim fit and replacing classic flap pockets with patch pockets. Typically found on more sporty jackets or coats, used here patch pockets add a casual contrast to a typically smart item. Dial up the smart-casual by styling it with knitwear and chinos.
This wool-rich jacket by Moss 1851 updates the classic tweed look with an on-trend herringbone texture.
A British tailoring staple, herringbone fabric gets its name from the zigzag skeleton of the herring fish. Used here, it’s given a modern twist layered with a sutble checked pattern in rich red and orange and a sharply tailored fit.
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