The Highsnobiety Fall Fit Toolkit is your manual for dressing well this season, from wellies to weather-ready running gear.

It's an age-old adage that the arrival of Fall/Winter means the return of proper dressing. And it's well-founded. With layering back in the game, fall is when the garment heavyweights come out to play. When it comes to single pieces, the jacket is the captain of looks. A natural-born leader, the jacket can be an individual's style-defining item. What's for sure, is that a jacket will be relied upon time and time again throughout the 2020-21 Fall/Winter season.

With new outerwear on the agenda, Highsnobiety editors and style pundits recently got together to run the rule on the jacket silhouettes they're betting on to win big this season, from repurposed homewear to featherweight shell options.

Shop our editors' picks of the best jackets for this fall.

The Track Jacket (Corey Stokes, Fashion Director)

High-Neck Jacquard-Sleeves Track Jacket


Martine Rose

Buy at Matchesfashion

"I've never really liked heavy outerwear so jackets are my fave. I'm going to say track jackets, for the versatility. I'm a sucker for a set (and clearly everyone else is as well) so that's a no-brainer. You can also treat it as a stand-alone piece, especially if you go for something like this one from Martine Rose."

The Shirt Jacket (Christopher Morency, Editor-at-Large)

Gabardine Shirt Jacket


Jil Sander

Buy at Farfetch

"The shirt jacket wins every time. It's not too hot, it's not too cold. It's not too casual, it's not too formal. But the best ones sure as hell aren't affordable. This ridiculously expensive brown wool blend gabardine shirt jacket from Jil sander will set you back a month's rent, but you'll be the proud owner of a wool blend gabardine shirt jacket from Jil Sander."

The Vest (Thom Bettridge, Editor-in-Chief)

North By Northwest Vest


Crescent Down Works

Buy at Crescent Down Works

"As the temperature gets colder and colder, but we remain indoors because of quarantine, I think that the vest is going to become a staple of the season: a garment that allows you to say "it's chilly outside," without sweating into your Zoom camera. My favorite vests at the moment are from a Seattle-based company called Crescent Down Works, which creates simple down jackets and parkas with great craftsmanship and none of the annoying extra details that can turn me off of outerwear. I love the strange pointy detail of its construction, which suggests a quirky detail in an otherwise perfect and simple construction. And this tan on hunting orange colorway will never get old."

Homewear as Outerwear (Haley Culp, Assistant Fashion Editor)

Ruunpe Coat

Ruunpe Coat



Buy at visvim

"Elevated homewear is the new couture. Staring at your desktop for hours on end calls for oversized tailoring and no structure whatsoever. For instance, you get away with wearing this Visvim coat for days."

The Shell Jacket (Noah Thomas, Assistant Editor)

Colour-Block Shell Parka


JW Anderson

Buy at Matchesfashion

"The world is melting and with warmer winters, come lighter jackets. Especially if you have on a chunky knit underneath like this one from JW Anderson."

And some alternatives...

Puffer Vest Jacket

Puffer Vest Jacket


1017 ALYX 9SM

Buy at ln-cc

Padded Down Gilet Jacket



Buy at ln-cc

Sanjuro Kimono Jacket



Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Buy at ssense

Future Classic Jacket


Feng Chen Wang x Converse

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Summer Sale - Up to 60% off

Buy at ssense

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