Best Places For Fall Jackets In Detroit

September 18, 2012 6:00 AM

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The arrival of cold weather means blazing foliage in a dizzying array of colors, stocking up on school books and homework and signals the time to add a new coat to your wardrobe.

Whether searching for a jacket for the football game or for a night on the town, these local Detroit shops feature fall coat collections that will not only keep you warm, but have you looking good as brisk weather brings a chill to the air. Styles range from sophisticated and classic to cutting-edge and casual.

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1238 Randolph St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-1335

Serman’s carries a substantial selection of upscale autumn jackets for men. The shop opened in Detroit in 1917 and is still family operated. Outerwear ranges from traditional and sophisticated to modern and casual, and all are the epitome of fine design. No matter what style — military inspired, trench, sport coat — Serman’s offers a curated collection of pieces that will be a key element of your wardrobe for years. Serman’s carries coats crafted from cashmere, wool and leather in sizes ranging from M to 6X and 36 through 60. Alterations are available on site.

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Al Wissam
13354 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 581-0011

Al Wissam is a Detroit original whose style has taken over nationwide. Bassem Souwaidan’s clothing business started out small but his men’s clothing line now has global distribution and caters to athletes and major music artists throughout the country. Coats and jackets are major centerpieces of this brand and are available in men’s and women’s styles. Souwaidan created an ‘urban chic’ line that is instantly recognizable and coveted. His line features fresh designs using many fabrics but is renown for its use of fine leather. Each jacket is a work of art, expertly crafted with meticulous attention to detail. Any number of his designs can be seen both in the city and the suburbs. Limited-edition pieces often sell out in days, so if you spot a style you like, be sure to get it before it’s gone forever.

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Detroit Athletic Co.
1744 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(877) 604-4490

Detroit Athletic Co. is located in the shadows of the historic Tiger Stadium. Despite the fact that the ballpark no longer exists, Detroit Athletic Co. continues to thrive. David and Steve Thomas have owned and operated this shop for over 30 years and have been on the sports scene since they were kids. Detroit sports fans have made this store a local favorite since 1982. The showroom carries fall team jackets that feature hometown favorites such as the Red Wings, Lions, Tigers and Pistons. The collection includes the most authentic sports gear available in the city. The store carries men’s, ladies and youth sizes and styles just in time for the brisk chill that ushers in the football season.

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Pure Detroit
Fisher Building Lobby
3011 W Grand Blvd, Suite 101
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 873-7873

As the weather turns colder, it’s time to reach for a jacket and represent. The best spot for on-trend casual outerwear that showcases the city you love is Pure Detroit. There are three downtown locations: the Renaissance Center, New Center and Downtown. This Detroit-based clothing line entered the scene in 1998 and has been a local favorite since then. With a reputation for being the place for the stylish folks who want to set trends instead of follow them, Pure Detroit carries unisex hoodies in an array of colors each emblazoned with something representing the city of Detroit. From the 313 design that displays where your allegiance lies to the iconic “Spirit of Detroit” monument, used as a design element, that has represented Detroit through good times and bad, these jackets are truly something special.

Nicole Wrona has been on the music scene since she was fourteen- standing in line to score tickets to the latest show. After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, she began working with a diverse range of musicians. She currently resides in Detroit. Her work can be found at