In late summer, Gentleman’s Journal and photographer John Rowley joined model Richard Biedul aboard Lightship E16 – a decommissioned lighthouse ship in East London – to showcase the best military-inspired pieces and styles from the AW17 Collections. Here’s our pick of the best.
With the fur-collared double-breasted jacket forming the cornerstone of Armani’s AW outerwear, the tactical fabric and lining is military chic at its best.
As always Paul Smith has something up his sleeve – or inside his coat. With the tropical bird print lining this mac, it is elevated above your usual outerwear, especially when paired with a windowpane suit.
Channelling the dock worker look, Alexander McQueen’s latest collection sees peaked caps paired with crisp white shirts and hardy, double-breasted, fur-lined jackets.
Kent & Curwen
Inspired by Kent & Curwen’s military legacy, and cut in 100% wool with authentic maritime buttons, flap pockets and epaulette detailing, this striking greatcoat from the heritage brand is a statement and on-trend to see you through the winter in style.
Pairing a classic jumper with the traditional Chesterfield, this is autumn layering at its simplistic and stylish best. The coat, in particular, is reliably dunhill – with a subtle double-breasted silhouette that lends this slim piece an understated yet masculine feel.
Belstaff, renowned for their hardy and stylish fare, are in their element with the rough and ready trends of AW17. Take a waxed cotton jacket, for instance – tough, trendy and paired well with some distressed trousers and Biedul’s signature beanie.