There may be a chill in the air, but it’s not time to reach for a full-blown coat just yet. No, there are still plenty of autumn days ahead to warrant revisiting the steezy retro front-runner that is the track jacket. As one half of the tracksuit in its truest form, this iconic piece of sportswear has done the rounds. It’s served athletes and hip-hop legends alike and five decades on, it hasn’t lost any of its vintage appeal. Not already familiar? Take your lead from sartorial dons and ASOS Insiders Jono and Nawal who are already nailing how to style this classic.
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ASOS INSIDERS WEAR TRACK JACKETS
By Kasia Hastings, 27 September 2018
A key part of the track jacket’s appeal is its versatility, but just because you can style it with almost anything doesn’t mean you should shy away from wearing it the way it was originally intended. Cue our Aussie guy ASOS Jono, who opts for a full adidas tracksuit in the perfect autumnal hue. With some nice statement colour and signature contrasting white stripes locked in, he keeps it simple elsewhere, layering a cosy black hoodie underneath for extra insulation and to ensure all eyes are on his Superstar.
Alternatively, if you’re into more minimalist Scandi vibes, here we have a perfect example of how to work this traditionally retro style into a clean, contemporary look. Londoner ASOS Nawal opts for Carharrt’s all-black jacket for a sleeker take on your archetypal track top, which doesn’t look out of place with a white shirt and a pair of smart black trousers. He adds a pair of monochrome adidas POD kicks and a black leather wallet for some strong, but understated accessories and he’s good to go.