Coats Are An Autumn Essential - And These 7 From GANT Will See You Through the Season in Style
The new season has landed at John Lewis and GANT's latest line-up of coats and jackets are already high on our want-list for the colder months to come.
A word of advice: don't be fooled by the suspiciously warm weather we're having. As the seasons shift, that thermostat will take a sudden and predictable nosedive, and when that time comes there's one wardrobe essential that will need to step into the spotlight - the coat. Autumnal occasions beckon, and the need for an outer layer (or two) that marries style with substance becomes paramount. Whether it's a laid-back stroll in your newly leaf-strewn local park, a countryside getaway, or your daily hustle through the city, there are plenty of opportunities to flex your layering abilities from here on out. Light and short, heavy and long, your coat collection needs to be equipped to cope with mild chills, full blown snow storms and, if you live in the UK, excessive rainfall too.
Luckily for those of us who have a coat-shaped hole in our wardrobes right now, the new season has landed in full force at John Lewis and it is full of excellent outerwear options - none-so-much as those from GANT.
Discover GANT at John Lewis
This season, GANT has taken American sportswear's most iconic coats and jackets and given them a front-row seat in their new collection. The result? Pieces that don't just protect you from the elements but also imbue you with the unshakable confidence to take on the season in style. For GANT, the devil's in the detail, and the brand’s craftsmanship, combined with these timeless designs, ensures these coats are not just seasonal flings but long-term investments.
John Lewis, as always, has handpicked the very best from GANT's arsenal to ensure you have access to nothing but the finest in autumn outerwear – and we’ve gone one further with our own edit of the 7 coats to covet most of all. Don’t wait for the best pieces to end up on everyone else’s backs – the early bird really does catch the worm when it comes to cold weather clobber and no-one wants to be left without a jacket when the time comes. Discover our favourites from the collection below.
The Classic Puffer Jacket
A sartorial ode to winter, the puffer jacket - born in the 1930s - has come of age. Today, it's an indispensable part of your hard-working wardrobe, combining a utility aesthetic and unrivalled warmth - in this instance, down to the channel quilting and midweight padding. We promise you, you'll wear this daily. Just add denim and trainers.
The Padded Jacket
When temperatures plunge, only a puffer will do - like this style from GANT. Only this one's a little different to what you might be used to, mimicking a classic trucker style with a cosy borg collar for a slicker finish. This is an everyday jacket that walks the line between smart casual so you can wear to just about everything.
The Rain Coat
Let's face it, we're a wet country even in summer so it pays to have a coat that can bounce back from a downpour in record speed. This innovative jacket is two styles in one. On the inside, it's a lightweight jacket that can be thrown over bulky items like hoodies and knits without fuss. On the outer, it's crafted from perfectly water repellent fabric and even boasts an emergency hood, perfect for wetter days.
The Colourful Puffer Jacket
When the chill factor reaches its zenith, a solid puffer coat becomes your best friend. Gant's Cloud jacket promises not only snug padding and insulation but also a water-repellent finish and detachable hood making it ready for any forecast even if you weren't. Plus points for the rich forest green that will look exceptionally good with beige knits and dark denim.
The Varsity Jacket
The varsity jacket, harking back to its roots in American Ivy League universities, has evolved into a sportswear icon. Gant's rendition seamlessly blends nostalgia with contemporary design for an easygoing jacket that you can just throw on over a t-shirt and jeans. Add a cap to really ramp up the team player look.
The Bomber Jacket
If you're a little bit lost without your summer shacket, meet your replacement. This classic bomber shape from GANT is the perfect overlayer. The neutral shade and minimalist finish was made for pairing with bolder prints and knits.
Made in a plush and warm fleece quality, consider this somewhere between a cardigan and a jacket - just the ticket on warmer days that just need a little extra snug factor.
The new season awaits - and it's looking damn good. From trending rugby tops to elevated autumn essentials, see more from GANT at John Lewis now.
September 29 2023 by Camilla Hunt