Premium British high street brand Jaeger has teamed up with esteemed designer Lou Dalton for a brilliant new collection of outerwear pieces.
The two brands have combined their emphasis on practical, functional and of course fashionable clothes for men to develop a collection that is inspired by the archive at Jaeger. The focus was to take archive pieces and to revolutionise them for the twenty first century man. Design features from the heritage collection, and items worn by the celebrated explorer Ernest Shackleton and his team in the 1914 Endurance Expedition to Antarctica were the starting point. Dalton took these concepts and combined it with her sleek and minimal aesthetic, ensuring that what was produced was classic and contemporary at the same time, with superb tailoring a major consideration.
In keeping with Shackleton’s careful selection of his Jaeger kit over a century ago, the new collection has been meticulously created by Lou Dalton and her team. Outerwear is the big hit of the new range and it makes perfect sense when you consider just how much we all need a good jacket in the winter. Key pieces include a nylon trench with drop-out gilet, a shower proof stretch nylon hooded jacket (by shower-proof it means rain proof as opposed to standing under the shower, but we suppose you could do that too if you want), a rather lovely mixed gauge-wool sweater as well as a number of accessories including balaclava, gloves and stylish snood.
Influenced by the natural environment, colours remain natural and autumn friendly in ink navy, camel and charcoal grey which are mixed with pale blue and rust. All in all, it would look pretty damn good if you wore these pieces on a forest jaunt over the weekend.
Available now at Jaeger.
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