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12 Spring Jackets for 12 Different Guys

Whether you’re a self-professed Japanophile, a boardroom frequenter or a commuter who gets around via skateboard, there’s a spring jacket just for you.


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.

Baracuta G9

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.

Buy Now: $249

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.

Buy Now: $155

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.

Buy Now: $88

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.

Buy Now: $415

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.

Buy Now: $30+

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.

Buy Now: $90

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.

Buy Now: $375

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.

Buy Now: $90

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.

Buy Now: $129

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.

Buy Now: $2,024

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.

Buy Now: $198

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.

Buy Now: $350

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