In the South, we’re lucky to not have to deal with bitter cold, usually, ’til ’round January. Unless you live up on top of a mountain
, you don’t need a heavy coat for the latter part of the year. Below are just a few ideas to keep the crisp autumn breeze from making it’s way completely to your bones and, ideally, making you look good at the same time.
SOUTHERN TIDE – Maritime Jacket
Southern Tide was started by a native Southerner who saw a gap in the marketplace for Southern Style. They’re based out of Greenville, South Carolina. In the tradition of fifteenth century sailors, this wax coated cotton jacket has a corduroy collar and hound’s-tooth cotton interior to keep you dry, and warm. And the navy blue color will go great with ‘most everything, except maybe black slacks.
Southern Tide – Altitude Down Vest
Another classy vesture by Southern Tide
–Can’t go wrong with this light Down-Filled vest over a nice flannel while attending a football game or an rambling through a corn maze. I might suggest a big less typical flannel though – perhaps this one
or this one
? It even has zippered hand warmer pockets and elastic cuffs to keep in heat.
GAP – ColdControl Lite Stretch Colorblock Puffer Jacket
Modernly masculine and straight to the point. The Colorblock Puffer Jacket is made with quilted stretch weave with contrast lining to keep you extra comfortable and free to move about. The zippered front with a storm flap will keep out the wind and keep you nice and toasty no doubt on a hike
up a mountain with the chick you just matched with on Bumble, if she ever sends you a message.
BILLY REID – Clayton Jacket
Billy Reid clothing is based out of none other than Florence, Alabama. Their clothes can be found from New York to Atlanta to Chicago to Washington, D.C. Offering clean lines, no-nonsense, made from selvage denim (old-fashioned weaving technique), this ‘blue-jean” jacket
goes as well over top a t-shirt on a run to the market as it does with a nice flannel at an office party, or even picking apples somewhere in Appalachia
AMERICAN APPAREL – Denim Sherpa Jacket
If you’re into the over-caffeinated all night trucker look then this is the Jacket for you. It’d probably look a lot better on the guy in the picture if he wasn’t wearing those shapeless pants and white tennis shoes, but you get the idea. You need to haul a load of pecans from Macon to Texarkana overnight in November and the heater in your Kenworth ain’t functional – then this American made j
acket is right up your alley. I might even try it with over a grey T, some light colored blue jeans and some brown boots.