And what Holly said. This jacket is thin enough to avoid the Michelin Man look, and carefully tailored. It also fits him well. Look at where the shoulder seam is on his body. The length…both of the body and of the sleeve.
Wonder how this would look in say an Aubergine??? Or a deep, rusty Burnt Sienna???
This is how these jackets are worn by many bankers in London (me including), over a suit, as a great travel jacket that does not crease, hence you can stuff it in overhead compartment while on the plane, or in your bag when it gets warmer. When it rains, it protects your usually expensive suit from getting wet etc. Then, upon returning home, you can wear it with jeans and take your dog for a walk, wearing (you, not the dog) the same jacket… So versatile.
This is most probably a Barbour jacket. They've become incredibly popular here in Britain over the last year or two. They've gone from a mostly rural, upper-class thing associated with fox hunting to something worn by young men in almost every city.
In Sweden/Denmark the preppy/posh look with a quilt jacket is very popular. So it's quite a usual sight here. Come to Copenhagen this AW and you will see (Oh and Scott if you do get by, please give a call) ;-)
The Barbour jacket has certainly left its upper class roots behind – or is at least trying to. This time last year every Brick Lane zombie had this lightweight padded version. Even the wax Barbour hunting jacket became popular, Rokit in Shoreditch sold vintage ones at an astronomical ÂŁ100. Some hush hush PR work and very clever product placement (Alexa Chung Glastonbury 08) can be thanked for this. Topshop have caught on (a couple of seasons late as per) and are selling cheap knock offs for a/w 09.
Quilted coats have been cool in London for so long it pains me, Alexa Chung has worn one for years. No 'bad rep' here, or if there is one its due to number of Hoxtonites wearing these attempting to be cool. Posh kids reclaiming a posh coat as part of a scruffy look – its all rather annoying.
Living as I do in the North East of England I may be seen as being behind the times, but I love a good Barbour quilted jacket.
"snore, these barbours have been done to death in london for about 3 years." – I hate this sort of view point, it narks me in music and it narks me just as equally with fashion. Yes, fashion is constantly changing and evolving, but I think a few staples remain timeless. It doesn't matter that loads of other people have been wearing them for a long time previously, if something looks good, I'll keep wearing it long after the fad for wearing it has died down. I'm so gauche.
Looks like a typically hot Nordic guy who works in Private Equity or at a Hedge Fund (Blackberry in hand is a give-away). A common sight in the Hedge fund and Private Equity "Clubland" of Mayfair & St James'. British bankers don't tend to wear these coats that much in the City (I worked at a British stockbrokers this year) unless they're older and usually the coats are a bit more battered. His hair is too tame for a junior M&A banker. It is very much a "Eurotrash does Sloane Square" look as us British bankers would call it.