Menswear Trends: Utility Jackets

How can you escape the city without leaving its borders? This season, menswear designers answered this question with utility sportswear jackets. The city demands one carry all of his belongings, but rather than using bag, why not don a practical and presentable outdoor coat?

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Source: Dunhill / Missoni

Dunhill and Missoni refined the traditional jacket with the use of suede and quilted materials.

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Source: Marc Jacobs / Kolor

Marc Jacobs and Kolor directed their attention to more military-inspired looks with hues of greens and browns. Their coats appeared worn and wrinkled, which gave them a warm, rugged feel.

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Source: E. Tautz

Creating a hybrid between utility and sportswear was E. Tautz with its windbreaker featuring two large front pockets. This is great for both enduring the weather and carrying your subway pass.

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Source: Lou Dalton / Zegna

Apart the classic design, Lou Dalton and Ermenegildo Zegna created a trench version of the jacket. Dalton used a deep navy nylon fabric while Zegna utilized a neutral plaid pattern.

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Source: Diesel Black Gold / Rick Owens

Playing off the trench with sleeveless versions was Diesel Black Gold and Rick Owens. Both designers used a dark color palate and included a plethora of ostensibly useful pockets.