The Coolest Men’s Jackets For Spring
Get yourself a jacket that’s ready for anything this season, be it luxurious, rugged or something in between.
When you re-enter a new season, you actually start to rediscover old favorites, as it were. You’re breaking out tried-and-true essentials that were once put to bed for winter, the style essentials you’re glad to have back in your life (hello, canvas sneakers & goodbye, winter snow boots).
We know you’ve got more than a few of those, but it also pays off to take a considered approach to wardrobe upgrades: This is where the best men’s jackets for spring come in handy.
The right piece of outerwear is a statement that makes your whole outfit sing. Some are built more for function, like a rugged waxed field jacket, and others are built more for looks and speed — like a leather moto jacket that works equally well at a rock concert and a swanky cocktail bar.
Like making a conscious effort to upgrade your spring activewear or investing in a versatile new luxury watch, the proper spring coat is a piece worth finding and then wearing as often as you can through breezy spring days. These are our favorite spring jackets to suit every style.
Taylor Stitch Field Jacket in Midnight
Taylor Stitch says they designed this coat to serve as an “impenetrable layer between you and the elements,” and it’s hard to argue with that focus. Custom-developed organic waxed cotton sheds rain and fights back against the wind, and the tailored cut and corduroy detailing are both welcome details, too. $348
Flint and Tinder Fatigue Jacket
You very well might trust Flint and Tinder’s much-loved waxed trucker jacket in chilly weather, but don’t sleep on another inspired old-school offering from the in-house brand at Huckberry. Military inspiration shines through in this classically cool jacket, which looks like something found in your grandfather’s closet (in the best way possible). $148
Knickerbocker Raglan Hunting Jacket
Are you going to do any actual hunting while wearing this retro-style outdoor jacket? We’ll leave that up to you, but beyond that, it’s got all the makings of an ideal spring jacket: The 100 percent cotton build is the perfect weight to wear over a T-shirt or henley, and useful pockets add plenty of on-the-go utility wherever you’re headed. $162
Five Four Woodstone Field Jacket
The field jacket gets a supremely streamlined update in the hands of on-trend brand Five Four, yet this 100 percent polyster jacket is still water-repellent and handy when it counts. The stand-up snap collar offers additional protection on cool spring days, and the Slate Blue color is a nice seasonal touch. $49.90
State & Liberty Field Jacket
More athletic types will appreciate the generous yet still well-fitting cut of this field jacket, which amps things up with a strong shade of khaki and goes all-in on comfort with four-way stretch fabric. Slant side pockets are a nice detail and an even better way to carry a small notebook and EDC pen on spring park strolls. $250
L.L. Bean Utility Jacket
Yes, you’ve put away your snow boots from L.L. Bean (for now, at least), but don’t discount the classic New England retailer’s outerwear rotation, either. This cotton-nylon blend jacket resists water and wind, and it’s durable enough for outdoor spring projects, day hikes or more leisurely pursuits (who’s up for a brewery visit?). $169
Todd Snyder Denim Chore Coat
Workwear is a dependable style move no matter the time of year, but especially in the anything-goes season that is spring. Here, vintage workwear inspiration meets dependable stretch denim for a jacket that looks and feels like you’ve had it for years, right out of the box. It’ll only get better with age, too. $268
Uniqlo Trench Coat
The trench coat is an iconic spring jacket that’s lived on through the years in spite of changing outerwear trends. As with the rest of its lineup, Uniqlo delivers on an ultra-affordable version of the khaki trench coat, belt included. $129.90
AETHER Apparel Harrison Jacket
AETHER Apparel takes well-known silhouettes and ups the ante with technical fabrics and modern performance — they’ve applied that same ethos to this spring-ready field jacket. Garment-dyed stretch woven cotton makes all the difference — wear this over an Oxford shirt to the office, or atop a pocket tee with jeans to hit your favorite watering hole. $375
MR. P Cotton-Jersey Bomber Jacket
Luxury is the name of the game with MR. PORTER, a mission that extends to its aptly named in-house line, MR. P. Even the more casual bomber jacket gets some luxe upgrades with loopback cotton-jersey fabric and sporty striped detailing. $270
ASHR Moto Jacket
A badass moto jacket, reminiscent of the kind worn by Marlon Brando (or rocked currently by guys like Alex Turner and Brandon Flowers), absolutely belongs in your spring style rotation. This slim moto jacket will mold to your body over time and get better with each wear. $636
Buck Mason Full-Grain Suede Trucker Jacket
The open road is calling, and you should assuredly be wearing this handsome, cool-as-can-be suede trucker jacket from all-American style purveyors Buck Mason. The trucker jacket design details, from the V-shaped flap chest pockets to the V-shaped seam stitching, are as on-point as it gets. $695