Winter will get it here in due time, and, until then, Arpenteur is there to prep you for the impending ice. Their Cotton/Wool Serge Jacket takes after classic hoodies, but spins it with a cotton/wool serge, as opposed to the usual loop terry fabrics.
Serge is a twill woven in such a way in which those diagonal ridges appear on both faces of the fabric, and the serge you see in the jacket here is of the warmer variety as it’s made with a wool-cotton blend. Some (Arpenteur) may even say it’s a toasty variety of serge. Part of the reason it’s so darn warm is due to the jacket being designed after a hoodie, complete with an attached drawstring hood, popover design, and a front pouch pocket. The problem with hoodies made with a cloth that doesn’t offer any stretch is that they’re a real pain to take on and off. Arpenteur attempt to rectify this comes in the form of a three-button placket at the neckline that can be opened up to offer a bit more room while you squirm out of it. And as a bonus, you can unbutton and air out if you’re getting too toasty for comfort.
Available for £330 ($425USD) at Kafka.