The five jackets every man needs

They say clothes don't make the man, but the right jacket certainly can.

We've rounded up the top five jackets that every man should own to create the foundation for a perfect cooler-weather outfit. As days get shorter, nights get darker and temperatures begin to drop, there's never been a better time to invest in wardrobe staples that will see you through the season in style...

The leather biker jacket

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Diesel leather jacket, £390; available at Fenwick Brent Cross 

With a variety of silhouettes to suit every shape, a great leather jacket is a true investment piece. If you don't already have one hanging in the closet, add Diesel's biker to your Christmas wish list - with silver zips and quilted panels, it's an item that offers a subtle edge to your wardrobe.

The shearling jacket

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 Stone Island Gommata Jacket in Khaki, £595; available at Fenwick Kingston

One of the biggest trends on the autumn/winter 2015 runways, the shearling jacket is one of our favourite pieces emerging from the current 70s-inspired fashion trend. Go for a casual, lived-in option like the Stone Island Gommata jacket for an off-duty look, made in Italy with a sheepskin collar and the iconic Stone Island badge. 

The classic overcoat

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Crombie Retro Coat, £895; available exclusively at Fenwick Bond Street

A timeless British classic, the overcoat works with both casual or tailored pieces for a dapper day-to-night look perfect for the holiday season. The luxurious navy retro coat from Crombie, exclusively at Fenwick Bond Street, features a red velvet collar and red lining to turn anyone into the most distinguished gentleman.

The statement bomber

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Helmut Lang, £490; available at Fenwick Newcastle

The bomber has proven it's here to stay, so add a fresh take to the trend by opting for a statement pattern. To ensure you invest in a piece that works with the items in your wardrobe, stick with a slim cut and a light fabric and go for a jacket featuring darker shades.

The blue blazer

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Gant Rugger, £345; available at Fenwick Bond Street

We assume (and hope) you already own a blazer if you're reading this, but adding a blue piece to your collection can give you the perfect office-ready option that can also be taken to dinner. Throw on this Gant blazer over a shirt or a polo for a perfectly fitted look that suits every skin tone and hair colour.

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Photography: Caroline Leeming; Model: Will Dace; Styling: Alison Millington

By Alison Millington