For every guy, there’s a style. For every style, there’s a jacket. As we shake off the snow and emerge from hibernation, the new season calls for proper outerwear, whether your vibe leans prep, workwear, streetwear or somewhere in-between. For that, we’ve put together this list of spring-ready jackets, each of which are classics in their own right and in their own respective style camps.
A favorite of the Ivy set, PGA golfers and Steve McQueen, Baracuta’s G9 is a lightweight option that’s ready for a surprise rain even if you’re not. Also known as the Harrington Jacket, you can’t fail with this and a pair of well-fitting blue jeans.
Alex Mill Garment-Dyed Work Jacket
Alex Mill’s work jacket takes clear cues from classic French chore coats and whether you fancy yourself a workwear enthusiast or just a fan of timeless design, this will get you through spring and beyond.
Everlane Bomber Jacket
For a cleaner aesthetic, Everlane’s slick Bomber Jacket pairs well with slim chinos, a solid button-up shirt and minimalist sneakers.
Barbour Ashby Wax Jacket
In the waxed jacket game, Barbour is likely the first name to come up. Its hunting-style Ashby jacket is an undeniable classic that pairs well with beat-up jeans and Blundstones and looks just as well full-English with derbies and trousers.
Dickies Unlined Eisenhower Jacket
Since 1922 Dickies has been outfitting tough goods for hard labor and its Eisenhower Jacket remains a perennial mainstay of the workwear brand. The unlined version is a solid pick for the warmer months, whether it’s on the job site with a hard hat or on a skateboard with baggy pants.
Levi’s Trucker Jacket
No list on classic jackets is complete without the Levi’s Trucker Jacket. No closet is truly complete without it either. The trucker transcends style and fits easily over a hoodie, under a top coat or straight up, with a plain white tee.
orSlow 50s Denim Jacket
That said, if your flavor of denim jacket leans more workwear/denimhead, Japanese repro brand orSlow’s take on the Type II denim jacket should be on your radar. With exacting period-correct details in a Japanese 13.5-ounce selvedge denim, it would go well with a pair of wide-fitting jeans and engineer boots.
L.L.Bean Allagash Fleece Overshirt
Or, maybe your spring jacket looks more like a shirt. L.L.Bean’s overshirt is a fleecy take on outerwear that’s a perfect layering piece to go with a henley, khakis and sneakers.
Patagonia Lightweight All-Wear Hemp Coaches Jacket
Patagonia’s lightweight coach’s jacket feels just at home on the beach with a pair of baggies as it does on a jaunt through the trails with some Salomon hiking shoes on feet.
Visvim Iris Liner
Cult Japanese brand Visvim’s over-the-top take on Americana has drawn legions of fans and its Iris liner is just one of the brand’s mainstays. For the streetwear-head, it’s a must-have.
J.Crew Field Mechanic Jacket
Based on classic military jackets, J.Crew’s Field Mechanic Jacket is well-suited for the guy who doesn’t mind dressing down his suit.
Blue Blue Japan Blue Toriashi Pattern Kimono Cardigan
Blue Blue Japan’s mastery of indigo is evident. It’s in the name twice after all. For the guy who’s indigo-obsessed and a self-professed Japanophile, this cardigan will pass as spring outerwear, especially since he’ll want to show it off.
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