Watching sports matches in the cold? Here’s where to find your high performance designer parka.

As the temperatures are dropping, you are going to need a more substantial investment jacket to keep you dry and warm. We’ve also been on the hunt and think these five sites are your best bet for finding a high performance designer parka.

Troy London


City or country, TROY London will have an elegant warm, practical yet luxurious jacket for you. Founded by English sisters Rosie and Lucia Ruck Keene, TROY jackets are mostly made using natural fabrics and trims from a chic and understated colour palette. Highlights include a new collaboration with Amanda Wakeley OBE. Invest in a TROY jacket and you’ll be in good company. The Duchess of Cambridge, Poppy Delevingne, Leonora Bamford and Jacquetta Wheeler wear TROY London jackets.

Woolrich


Hate the cold? Look to family-owned brand Woolrich who creates some of our favourite fur-trimmed parkas. The high performance breathable fabric resists water and wind, and looks pretty dapper too. Woolrich was founded in Pennsylvania in 1830 by John Rich and went onto be considered ‘The Original Outdoor Clothing Company’ and provided blankets to soldiers in the American Civil War. Today, you’re more likely to find the padded coats and fur-trimmed parkas on the sides of football pitches.

Canada Goose


It’s not just the yummy mummies who are kitted out in Canada Goose down-filled parka coats and gilets. Arctic climbers and the Canadian mounted police rely on the Toronto-based brand to keep them cosy in the harshest of icy weathers. Canada Goose have produced extreme weather outerwear designed to live up to the frosty demands of the Arctic since 1957. Splurge on a Canada Goose parka and you will never feel cold again.

Jack Wills


Consider Jack Wills, a great, more affordable, high street option for your warm winter jacket. If ever there was a brand built around sports matches, playing or watching, it’s Jack Wills, that bastion of carefree, youthful English lifestyle. Jack Wills is the definition of unapologetically British heritage-inspired wardrobe classics. Their parkas are preppy and their trench is a magazine staple.

Superdry


Superdry comes up trumps when you’re looking for winter coats. The high street brand is an inspired mix of vintage rugged Americana styling and Japanese graphics. Their fleece-lined hoodies are cosy and chic while their extensive range of premium jackets will keep you dry. Search for bomber, leather, parka, quilted, military or down jackets, all at affordable prices.

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February 2019