Schott NYC is one of the few brands who have the coveted "essential" tag on multiple items. Leather jackets? Check. Peacoats? Check. You get the idea. They've been doing tough as nails outerwear since 1913 that hasn't changed all that much in the 90 plus years they've been in operation. Outerwear choices for F/W can seem pretty endless so let me help you narrow it down. Get Schott's slim fit peacoat. This 24 oz. melton wool beast will get the job done without sacrificing a single style point. The jacket has gotten a little bit of a face lift in terms of fit, but otherwise it's more or less the same jacket the servicemen of this country wore when they were battling more than just the elements - 8 button double breasted closure, single vent, wool, cotton lining, metal buttons, front flap and hand warming chest pockets. You can get it in iconic navy or switch things up with khaki or brown. Who cares? It's all killer. For $240 you're getting the one piece of outerwear you absolutely need and it's never going out of style. Ever. That's money well spent. In anticipation of the upcoming season Schott has restocked most sizes so put your finger on the trigger. Yes, it's made in Canada, but I don't want to hear any bitching - I've got friends up there. Hey Fred, thanks for the pic.
[Editor's Note: Enter "EXIF15" at checkout for a 15% discount. Sorry Jen! I do it for the kids.]