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