PPAI Magazine September 2023

PPAI • SEPTEMBER 2023 • 21 In Style | Essentials 2. Made from recycled polyester, the Trimark Asgard Eco Knit Jacket features multiple pockets and an anti-pill, textured exterior that is breathable, moisture-wicking and offers UPF 40+ sun protection. Available in men’s S-5X and women’s XS-3X, and five colors (dark charcoal shown). PCNA / PPAI 113079, S15 / pcna.com Jackets are a staple of any outerwear wardrobe, but this year, the shacket rules. Judith Jones of WhoWhatWear defines the shacket as “a slightly oversize shirt-jacket hybrid” that makes “the absolute perfect layering piece through fall, winter and spring.” Many promo suppliers offer shackets, with new designs emerging this fall. California-based supplier Fossa Apparel is introducing a reversible shacket inspired by its bestselling Adapt vest, with diamond quilting (another enduring trend) on a water-resistant exterior and soft flannel on the inside. “This is our first take on a shirt jacket, but it’s such a hot category in retail,” says Michelle Chen, president of Fossa Apparel. “You have the versatility of enjoying both sides, and people just love the concept of reversible wear. I mean, it’s kind of getting two for the price of one.” 3. The Diverge, a new, fully reversible 2-in-1 insulated shacket, features a waterresistant, diamond-quilted nylon exterior paired with a rugged but soft plaid flannel interior. The insulation of each shacket, available in men’s and women’s styles, contains at least four recycled plastic bottles. FOSSA Apparel / PPAI 330885, S1 fossaapparel.com Vicki Ostrom, trend analyst/futurist with PPAI 100 No. 1 supplier SanMar, thinks the trend toward longer lengths in outerwear – including SanMar’s new ladies’ shacket – stems from changing details, like larger pockets featured on the outside rather than tucked away. Inside Outside