The nights are starting to draw in and there’s a hint of winter in the air. Which can only mean one thing, it’s time to start thinking about one of the most important purchase of the year, the winter jacket. Which is why we were really excited to hear about an American legend launching their fall winter collection in the UK. Blauer have been producing apparel and uniforms for the military, police, colleges and civil service in US since 1935, so they have quite the legacy sitting behind them. With this experience comes a timeless utility style and the brand have dug into their archive to bring these styles to the UK with their 2014 / 2015 fall winter collection. We’re particular fans of the iconic style of the parkas and jackets of the American police and flight jackets from the US airforce. Built for uncompromising performance for highly skilled professionals, the jackets match up with their build. Taslan Nylon is a core fabric across the range and their parkas and quilted jackets are padded with 90/10 down. Perfectly finished off with hoods and collars, the outerwear is enhanced by fur inserts and technical high quality zippers and detachable liners. Perfect for the British winter, the down jackets are soft, light and produced using Pertex Microlight fabric which has been directly injected with down to guarantee thermal insulation and protection from the elements. The fall release doesn’t just consist of the jackets, there are also sweatshirts and t-shirts which have graced such greats as Marlon Brando and James Dean. Primarily used for exercise, these styles have been brought up to date with Blauer’s timeless collection of graphics which have been brought across from everyone from the US army to college ski school uniforms. Want to check out the fall range and learn more about the brand? Head over to their store event in Cruise Mainline Store Glasgow (G1 1DA) on October the 2nd. The event will feature face of the brand Jimmy Q, Blauer co-creative director Paul Harvey, Tim Burgess of the The Charlatans djing and a chance to get a hands on feel of the quality of the collection. Check out the full range at Cruise Fashion and keep up to date with the latest Blauer news on their Twitter and Facebook page.