The Best Fall Jackets
Gear Up for Fall With These Comfortable, Stylish Jackets
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The turn of the season means only one thing for a wardrobe: time to bundle-up. As the colder weather dictates the next sartorial move, no one should be willing to sacrifice a good look just yet. Now is definitely the time to have fun with fall fashion, before the climate requires further concessions.
As the style game gets cozier, a great jacket stands as your first impression while your seasonal buddy serves double duty by keeping you warm. A seasonal jacket is a great addition to complement a style, as perfect layering can complete a look. To look your best on any occasion, why not stock up on transitional pieces, each to their own occasion, activity, or mood.
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Outerwear jackets commonly stand the test of time, even through trends, and part of that has to do with their common background. Quite a few styles originate from the military, as uniforms combined utility and function until they became a commodity to civilian wardrobes. Jackets were also influenced by sportswear, incorporating technology and fluidity to garments.
Since you will be throwing your fall jacket over everything and anything, your seasonal jacket should act as a great accompaniment to what’s currently in your wardrobe. If you veer towards more streetwear-inclined pieces, consider the on-trend bomber jacket as your go-to this fall. If your wardrobe is mainly composed of 9-to-5 suits, a light wool overcoat will accentuate your personal style and your promote-me suit.
To help you prepare for the winter months, we’ve gathered our favorite fall jackets that will make saying goodbye to T-shirt weather a little less bitter.
A good coat for layering should look fitted both buttoned and unbuttoned. Think of it as an investment piece that you will want to wear again and again, versatile yet chic enough to throw on without thinking.
Maritime Shirt Jacket
Despite being relatively casual in appearance, Taylor Stitch’s shirt jacket is one of the most versatile options on our list. Made with Taylor Stitch’s signature Japanese cotton that makes the brand’s jeans so covetable, the utilitarian shirt jacket is the perfect piece to toss on during those balmy summer nights, or layered under a heavier jacket come fall.
$188 at TaylorStitch.com
Long Haul Denim Jacket
Jean on jean isn’t just reserved for the infamous Canadian tuxedo – as long as the denim isn’t the same wash, denim-on-denim is a really reliable, casual look for the fall season. Day or night, tossed over a T-shirt or layered over a flannel, Taylor Stitch’s selvedge jacket is your new wingman.
$188 at TaylorStitch.com
In the case of the casual jacket, opting for a neutral or dark color will give more of a dress-up look and allow more versatility. With so many great options available, show off your cool with a refined bomber that will add a touch of effortless elegance to your informal attire.
lululemon Sky Loft Jacket
The newest offering from lululemon can be dressed up or dressed down, thanks to its close-fitting construction and stylish design. The fabric is both water- and wind-resistant, giving you just enough protection to carry you through the fall months, and the hidden-phone sleeve adds a nice practical touch.
$150 at Lululemon.com
Kenneth Cole Zip Up Wool Jacket
Kenneth Cole’s sleek wool jacket slots into the fall season perfectly, with its contoured construction and bomber-style looks. Its two front pockets are also large enough to keep your hands warm, on the coldest of fall days.
$88.99 at KennethCole.com
Evolution Flight Jacket
Friends and beach lovers Kelly Slater and designer John Moore came together to prove to the menswear world that laidback, style could still be achieved with sustainability in mind. Enter the Evolution flight jacket: a classic, lightweight jacket that’s crafted from twill made from recycled ocean fishing nets. But you’d never know it – the light twill is super soft to the touch and surprisingly insulated thanks to a poly filling.
$150.98 at Huckberry.com
Kenneth Cole Motorcycle Jacket in Faux Leather
A motorcycle jacket, like a good overcoat and a faithful raincoat, should be a staple in every man’s wardrobe. Leather is the standard material of choice, but if you’ve got an environmental or ethical objection to leather, or just don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars, this faux leather offering from Kenneth Cole deserves your attention.
$89.99 at KennethCole.com
Topman Salt & Pepper Bomber
While bomber jackets will never really go out of style, over the past couple years the bomber jacket has had a serious moment. Continue riding the trend wave with the help of a light, neoprene style bomber. Contrasting black collar and speckled gray body gives a contemporary streetwear feel, but with a downtown tailoring.
$40 at Topman.com
London Fog Trench
Thomas Burberry coined the trench as a classic menswear staple over a hundred years ago, and men have been relying on it ever since. But since a Burberry version of a classic trench can cost you over $1000 nowadays, we’re turning to London Fog’s spin on the classic trench, which boasts a less-heart-attack-inducing price tag.
From $111.99 at Amazon.com
Don’t think your trusty weekend bomber will look just as cool over your nine-to-five suit. More work appropriate clothing means a work appropriate jacket, like DKNY’s soft wool single-button coat. The subtle charcoal shade will pair well with the usual array of greys, navy, and black suits. If you are opting for an overcoat do note – it should fit perfectly. An oversized overcoat will drown you, making you look like an overgrown teenager.
From $74.81 at Amazon.com
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