Is it an overshirt? Is it a jacket? Is it both? G-star’s padded hybrid is pretty much perfect for autumn (and we intend to obtain it from the boys)

Down overshirt, £290, G-Star

G-Star Marc Newson Down Overshirt.
G-Star Marc Newson Down Overshirt.
Photograph: G-Star

Unless you pull someones leg been under a rock, you’ll know padded jackets are a passion for autumn – and they are arguably even more of a thing when conceive of by Marc Newson, the man who has made everything from chairs to motor cars to toasters look far less everyday than they literally are, and caused wrists to vibrate with the Applewatch. His take on the home jacket, then, is actually called an overshirt, a word that we’re at the end of the day into because it implies a whole new category of clothing to get vehement about. This down overshirt, designed by Newson for G-Star, take with the pleasing Michelin man-style folds of the traditional protracted jacket but mixes them with the collar and cuffs of a shirt. The conclusion? A typically Newson twist on a classic that’s neither shirt or jacket, and is thus very useful in a country where the weather changes by the move. It also allows you to use the word “overshirt” with legitimacy. Omit usefulness and anything to do with trends – that fact unsurpassed makes it a worthy purchase this autumn.