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Statement Outerwear In Review


That time of year has rolled around again. The shorts have been packed away and its time to re-up on your outerwear selection. Our advice? Invest in the best and choose a long-lasting statement jacket that you can wear for seasons to come. Puffer jackets from Stand Studio, bomber jackets from Our Legacy, military liners from Stand Alone are just a few examples in our roster of what we believe, are some of the best outerwear selections on the market. We’ve put them all together in a simple, stripped back guide, to help make choosing your new jacket easy. Check it…

Liner Jackets

The Leopard Military Quilted Jacket from Korean brand Stand Alone is constructed from different classic shell liners and leopard printed pile fabric. This cut & sew garment utilises military pieces and splices them together in a modern way, with the introduction of the fluffy leopard print for a bold aesthetic. It has a classic, boxy silhouette typical of a vintage liner jacket and is stuffed with a warm polyester filling. We’re not sure it could get any better. Except it does get better There are two versions of this(!). We’re offering this jacket in a coat option, for those of who you who prefer a longer fit.



Faux Fur Coats

Taking classic styles and reinventing them in bold and unexpected ways is the modus operandi of legendary Japanese brand Needles. This classic Pea Coat silhouette comes in a long pile fur fabric with a subtle purple dot motif throughout. A super minimalist silhouette that still makes an outrageous statement. Special jackets don't come any more special than this. Pair with head-to-toe Needles in the form of track pants and a rebuild for optimum enjoyment.



Puffer Jackets

A puffer jacket is a real winter staple. One of those items that goes with basically everything in your wardrobe. Practical, but also looks good. Feels like you're walking around in a blanket, or receiving a constant hug. That in itself if a total winner. But in case you're not sold quite yet, we'd like to highlight Stand Studio's Milani Coat, an oversized puffer jacket with recycled down filling, dressed in an understated army green colourway, and blessed with subtle detailing in the form of a hem drawstring, a push button closure, a two-way zipper, and a high collar. Beautiful details, beautiful coat.



Bomber Jackets

Is this jacket of the season? It could well be. Our Legacy's Glyptodon Bomber comes in an Italian lightweight technical polyamide and polyester blend, finished with a membrane for water repellency. It has all the makings of an iconic bomber jacket with an added removable faux fur collar trim, serving up the option of statement jacket and timeless classic. Additional details include rounded collar, storm flap, adjustable hem, sleeve pocket, hidden rib cuff, Lampo zipper, YKK snaps and Our Legacy branded Rivets. Absolute winner.



Fleece Outerwear

Stand Studio don’t shy away from adding some fun to everyday staple pieces. The Gwen coat follows this motto. A simple and flattering silhouette juxtaposed by a longer back, raw cut edges and side slits - details that are a little ‘rough around the edges’ in the very best way. Scandinavian simplicity mixed with subtle detailing. A good jacket option for the everyday - the office, the shop run, post-work pub.



Leopard Print Jackets

The Printed Canvas Oversized Midi Jacket from Ganni is crafted from 55% hemp and 45% organic soft-woven textured cotton, resulting in a flexible yet sturdy build. Covered in an all-over leopard print, a GH HQ favourite, is a real bonus. Dropped shoulders, loose sleeves and an oversized collar aligns with Ganni’s viewpoint - clothing designed with contemporary women in mind. Fun and playful but always flattering.