Top Trends For Mens Jackets

If youre like most men, you probably dont buy a new jacket or coat very often. But when you do, its worth investing in a good one. A jacket has to be practical and protective from natural elements. But it also needs to be versatile, able to complement any outfit that its thrown over.

So when the time does come to buy a new jacket, its important not to be too won over by the latest trend especially if that trend is nowhere to be seen in two years, when you might still be wearing your coat. Heres a quick guide to prominent jacket styles for 2013 that offer a great blend of contemporary fashion know-how and timeless elegance.

Military and Magical Styles

One of the most enduring jacket styles for 2013 is the military coat. Military coats have been slowly emerging from the shadows over the last few years and their current prominence on the catwalks proves they have come of age. Look for long military-style coats with wide lapels and strong button details. For a military-influenced style that wont date, stick to serious colours like black, grey or navy one of this years on-trend colours and avoid the bright red variations that have occasionally cropped up over the last decade.

One daring trend that will please Harry Potter fans is cape-style jackets. Capes have been a strong feature of womenswear in the 21st century but are only just turning up in mens fashion boutiques. Some men might be deterred by the strong statement created by capes. But if youre looking for a jacket-style thats different and is likely to remain in fashion for another few years, capes are a good bet. Wear a heavy black cape over a suit to a winter wedding, or simply throw it on over smart trousers for stylish daily protection from cold weather.

Inviting Fabrics

Choosing a new jacket isnt just about style its also about colour and fabric. Mens leather jackets are a strong trend for 2013 and, given that they have lingered blissfully in the fashion background for over half a century, they will certainly be a good fashion investment if you dont already own one. For a double-retro vibe, look for a leather aviator jacket with a sheepskin lining. This 1940s style coat still packs a visual punch. Wear over blue jeans, a white jumper and brown boots for a casual but elegant look.

If youre dissatisfied with the jackets on offer on the high street, mens tailored jackets might be the ideal solution and its one thats always in style. Ask for a style thats versatile, so you can wear it over jeans or tailored trousers. This way, youre making the most of your investment, and ensuring it remains a key feature of your wardrobe for years to come.

Look Great & Celebrate In Your Plus Size Halloween Costume

If you are a plus size adult or child, and are in need of plus size Halloween costumes, then be aware that online shopping can offer you a wealth of costume variety. As compared to brick and mortar stores, online stores often offer a wider selection of larger costumes for men, women and children.

If you are into the latest and greatest costumes, then you will likely be interested in some examples of plus size Halloween costumes which are newly available:

Men’s Plus Size Halloween Costumes for 2009

* Dark Knight

Be the dashing dark knight you have always wanted to be, and catch that special lady’s eye. This costume has all the right stuff including tunic with emblem, artificial chain-mail sleeves, velvety cape and pseudo leather arm gauntlets. Boot covers are also included.

*Bogart

Bring back this 1950’s gentleman and dance the night away in a tuxedo shirt with a white jacket and black bow tie. All you need to provide are the slacks, shoes and southern drawl.

Women’s Plus Size Halloween Costumes for 2009

*Vegas Vixen

Let the world know that you are one lucky lady in this flirty red and black halter dress complete with a sweetheart neckline. The playing card and money detailing add to the theme of this costume.

*Go Green

Broadcast your concern for the environment in this green costume with “Go Green” emblazoned on the back. It is made of 100% organic cotton. Look cute and fresh in this pleated mini dress that includes a removable pin and a handbag.

There are also plenty of costumes that have been around for a while, and continue to be good choices for men women and children who need plus size Halloween costumes.

For men, a terrific choice is Universal Studios Frankenstein complete with jacket with an inset shirt, shoe covers and freaky mask. Another great choice for men is the Ultimate Captain Hook costume which includes a floor length red coat, hook for the hand and white ruffled blouse.

For women, why not try a Disco Diva costume complete with silver metallic groovy patterned dress and matching head scarf? Or, perhaps the Flapper Fashion Plus Size Halloween costume with a layered fringe dress adorned with sparkling sequins and a matching headband with feather would be more appealing.

For children, there are many different costumes such as a mad hatter costume that is especially designed for a girl with a pink and black dress and satiny pink top hat. For boys there’s the Captain America costume that is eye catching in red, white and blue with hooded mask. Girls will also enjoy a traditional style Alice in Wonderland costume. In addition, for younger girls, a Little Bo Peep costume with white pantaloons, dress and a mop hat may be the right choice.

All in all, there are many great Plus Size Halloween Costumes to select from for men, women and children this Halloween.