The colors of this Fashionisto’s outfit aren’t what caught my attention; it was the details on his jacket. Military and band jackets are having a moment that I hope never ends. It’s an influence that designers have taken from many different angles and is good for both fall and spring. This is the first jacket I’ve seen in this style that looks thick enough to withstand the harsh New England winters. When layering is the norm, this Fashionisto knows to make the last layer stand out the most since it’s the only one you’ll really see.
He layers a heather gray sweatshirt under the jacket, nicely bridging the two bright colors of his outfit. The orange and navy complement each other well so that neither stands out independently. The hardware of the jacket is really noticeable since everything else is streamlined all the way to his boots. The high collar of this Fashionisto’s outerwear gives the illusion of length to an otherwise short jacket. This one detail elongates his whole look, and in turn, the hardware doesn’t weigh him down. The focus piece is influenced by a mix of a military, a marching band and a motorcycle jacket. He pairs this with an après–ski style boot that marries comfort and style.
How To: The easiest way to score a deal on the trend is to visit a thrift shop. Versions of this style jacket are popping up on the runways and the racks, but it may be as close as your dad’s closet. Follow the music, I guess?