A guide to the best … casual jackets for men

A new column offering alternative ways to shop. This week, an autumn essential

When investing in a jacket, it’s best to go for versatility over bells and whistles. A muted colour or classic print, and a simple shape, is a good strategy. That way, the jacket will go with most of what you wear, without you having to think too much about it in the morning.

Finding the right fit is crucial: make sure it mirrors how you tend to wear your other clothes. So if you like them to be close-fitting, think the same silhouette with the jacket. Or, if you tend to wear oversized, a bigger fit will work better for you.

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