OUT AND ABOUT: Jaeger has teamed with British men’s wear designer Lou Dalton on a fall 2016 capsule collection that will be unveiled on Jan. 9, during London Collections: Men.

The two brands said they found common ground in their sense of adventure and flair for functionality, which resulted in a capsule collection of outerwear pieces.

Inspired by Ernest Shackleton’s endurance expedition to Antarctica in 1914, where the explorer wore protective Jaeger clothing, Dalton and the design team at Jaeger created a collection with a heavy focus on performance wear and essentials, influenced by Jaeger’s archive and Dalton’s contemporary approach to classic tailoring.

Key pieces include a flannel gilet, a showerproof stretch nylon hooded jacket and a mixed-gauge wool sweater. The collection also includes accessories, such as a balaclava, gloves and a snood.

Given the heavy focus on performance wear, lightweight double-faced fabrics were used to ensure flexibility, including stretch nylon and Thermocool wool.

“I’ve been a longtime admirer of the way in which Jaeger marries classic tailoring with technical elements, particularly in fabrics,” Dalton said.

The collection will be sold in Jaeger stores and online.

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