20 Spring Jackets You Can Layer Now—and Wear on Their Own Later

It’s winter outside now, yes. But before you know it, you’ll wake up one morning and it’ll be March, and you’ll want to go outside, but be totally arrested by the fact that you do not possess a weather appropriate light jacket. We would never want that to happen to you. So we rounded up our 20 favorite styles of the season.

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Bomber Jacket

Topman topman.com


Topman’s bomber jacket, with its shirt collar and clean lines, is a little dressier than your average aviation-inspired option. It’s also machine washable and very easy to wear. 

The Chore Jacket

Everlane everlane.com


Everlane’s chore jacket is a great everyday, workwear-inspired option. Easy to dress up or down, durable, and very cool. 

Trucker Jacket

Levi’s levi.com


Levi’s classic denim trucker jacket is a forever wardrobe piece. Always in style, easy to wear, and it makes every outfit cooler. If you want to explore the jean jacket category further, check out our favorites. 

Quilted Insulated Hoodie

J.Crew jcrew.com


If you’re more of a pullover guy, this quilted hoodie from J.Crew is comfy and on major sale (it’s marked down from $168).

Twill Shirt Jacket

Banana Republic bananarepublic.gap.com


You can never have too many shackets, because of course, they serve your wardrobe in two ways! This oatmeal color is great for spring and fall. 

Bowens Patch Pocket Jacket

BLDWN verishop.com


BLDWN’s oatmeal canvas jacket is lightweight, airy, and perfect for layering on warmer spring days. It’s also heavily discounted right now—down from $278!—so act fast. 

Colorblock Nylon Jacket

Nike nordstrom.com


If you’re more of a sporty spice, snag a nylon Nike jacket for the warm months to come. 

Pinstripe Trucker Jacket

ALIFE x Lee urbanoutfitters.com


Lee is a denim pioneer, but this collab with ALIFE is a little more funky than their traditional jean wear. This tan pinstripe jacket is an eyecatcher, but also goes with everything. Get the matching pants too, if you want to make a real statement.

Vaughn Trucker Jacket

DL1961 dl1961.com


Black denim works for day and night, and this fitted jacket will work in any man’s wardrobe, no matter their style.  Plus, DL1961’s high-quality, sustainable denim is built to last. 

Snap-Up Corduroy Jacket

Allsaints nordstrom.com


This Allsaints cord jacket is both incredibly cool and incredibly versatile. Rock this day, night, spring, or fall. 

Rain Car Coat

Cole Haan bloomingdales.com


A pared down mac is a necessity for more formal (and informal) spring days. 

Dungaree Jacket

Polo Ralph Lauren ralphlauren.com


This Polo Ralph Lauren denim jacket might invite you to its band’s intimate indie show later.

Drivers Coat

Lululemon lululemon.com


Lululemon’s Drivers Coat is water-repellant, for wetter spring days. It is mature in style, but also stretchy and comfy, in classic Lululemon form. 

Houndstooth Jacket

Scotch & Soda nordstrom.com


Scotch and Soda’s houndstooth jacket is not necessarily an everyday jacket, but it is a great statement piece to add to your pre-existing spring jacket collection, if you’re looking to expand it. 

Knit Shirt Jacket

Todd Snyder toddsnyder.com


Esquire loves a shacket, and this salmon color is really glorious for spring.  

Burner Panelled Cotton-Blend Twill Jacket

Folk shopstyle.com


Folk’s twill jacket expresses a definite sense of style, but subtly. If flashy cool isn’t your vibe, this is the spring jacket for you. 

Striped Chore Jacket

Todd Snyder toddsnyder.com


Todd Snyder’s striped chore jacket adds a bit of fun to your spring wardrobe. If you’re normally a solid basics guy but looking to expand your range, this is a good first bet. We’re not asking you to wear cheetah print (yet). 

The Ventura Cotton-Twill Jacket

Golden Bear mrporter.com


Golden Bear’s cotton twill jacket is an investment piece, but it is one you’ll reach for every spring, year after year. 

Leather Biker Jacket

Allsaints nordstrom.com


A good leather jacket is essential for cooler spring days and nights. This Allsaints biker style will stand the test of time, and make you appear just a little edgier than you actually are. 

Suede Trench Coat

Richard James Savile Row richard-james.com


If you’re looking to really invest in springtime outerwear, this suede trench by Richard James Savile Row is a beautiful, timeless piece. 

Lauren Kranc is an editorial assistant at Esquire and Masters student at New York University.

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Source : Esquire