For a label with heritage, look to Burberry. The British brand was founded in 1856 by 21 year-old Thomas Burberry, who wanted to concentrate on a line of hardwearing outerwear. The iconic Burberry trench coat was soon born out of experimentation with water-resistant, light-weight gabardine fabric. The label is now headed by Christopher Bailey and still has practicality and comfort at its heart. Menswear includes a line of zip-through hoodies, crafted of cashmere, cotton or jersey for a superior feel.