May 27, 2019
Men's spring jackets. Why would you want a jacket in spring?
We tend to think of jackets in terms of winter and autumn.
Once we finally reach the warmer months, our instinct might be to toss all of our coats into the closet without thinking of them again till September.
The thing is, gentlemen, it's tough to beat the stylish benefits a jacket offers – even in warmer weather. That's why I've compiled a list of the best men's spring jackets
You can rock these while staying cool all season, gents.
If there was ever a timeless jacket for this list, it's certainly the trench coat. Though it has its origins way back in the mid-19th century, it made a splash during World War I. Its woolen ancestor was made obsolete by the demands of modern warfare and a lighter, more weather-resistant garment was needed. This practical garment thus became synonymous with the trench warfare that became prevalent during the war, hence the name.
The coat consisted of D-rings along the belt and back for equipment to be carried, flap on the right side for a rifle to rest, and a short cape so water could be thrown away from the body. It was long enough to keep the legs dry while staying short enough to avoid mud.
Civilians adopted it as a way to demonstrate patriotism and respect for the armed forces, eventually becoming a permanent fixture in menswear. This classic is a little more on the formal side than the other spring men's jackets on the list, but it's the perfect addition to wear over a suit or a more casual shirt. If you're looking for maximum versatility in a simple lightweight coat, then look no further.
The bomber jacket is also a product of military heritage and is perfect for either fall or as a spring men's jacket. The bomber first got its start in World War I, where the birth of the air war necessitated a garment for pilots that could provide warmth and comfort in flight. Over the years, it came to be embraced as a common feature of menswear.
The jacket's signature look consists of ribbed cuffs, a frontal zipper, and a defined neckline. Its original look was leather, but nowadays it can also be found in suede, nylon, and even polyester. Suede in particular can provide a smarter edge to an otherwise casual wardrobe.
There are few items in modern menswear that are as iconic as the black leather motorcycle jacket. They were first produced by the brothers Irving and Jack Schott in 1928 as the "Schott Perfecto", a reference to Irving's favorite cigar. They were designed specifically to provide comfort while riding a motorcycle.
Despite the leather, the jacket can be thin enough to be worn in spring. It goes best with the combo made famous by Marlon Brando and John Travolta––a white t-shirt and jeans. It's even the signature piece of one of television's most powerful men, The Walking Dead's Negan.
Few materials can do what denim can for casual menswear. A well-fitted denim jacket can strike the perfect balance for a man that enjoys a more casual look while simultaneously driving home style awareness.
Wearing the spring's men's jacket with a t-shirt is an obvious choice, but it also goes great with boots for an edgier look. Though it goes well with jeans, try to avoid a similar hue to that of the jacket. A pair of chinos with brogues will give you a bit of a smarter style while staying in that casual spectrum.
Out of all the great jackets on this list, there are probably non as versatile as the cardigan. It's a fairly general term, but it refers to any knit jacket that opens on the front. They come in hundreds of variations––be it color, pattern, and thickness.
For spring, you'll want to opt for a lighter one, but the rest is up to you. Even the fit is subjective at times, with some men opting for looser variations for a more relaxed appearance. If you goal is polish and elegance though, then look for one that lightly hugs your body.
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