Men’s Coats & Jackets Edit: Spring/Summer 2019
With springtime finally upon us, it’s time to change up your wardrobe. Yes, we can all hope for shorts and Ray-Bans, but realistically you’re still going to need to be prepared for when temperatures drop and things take a turn to the Chilltown. This is the UK after all. As such, we’ve put together some of our favourite jackets for the season.
It can be a tricky business picking out a light jacket for the spring and summer; you need something lightweight enough to carry around, but it needs to be durable enough to keep out the wind and rain. And naturally, it can’t compromise on style. So we’re here to help with our top jacket picks for spring/summer 2019!
Columbia Men’s Inner Limits Jacket
Shell Jackets are always going to be popular during Spring/Summer and it’s your chance to really add some vibrancy to your wardrobe. Something like this Inner Limits Jacket from Columbia will do just the trick! This waterproof jacket employs a breathable, fully-sealed seam to keep you dry throughout the day, and also has the added convenience of an interior security pocket and an adjustable, stow-away hood if the sun manages to show its face.
SWIMS Vancouver Parka
For us, a long coat should be an essential in every man’s arsenal. A well-fitting mac/parka can instantly elevate your look from super casual to sophisticated, no matter the style. The Scandinavians have also been smashing it in recent years and we love this Vancouver Parka from Norwegian brand SWIMS. Designed for heavy rain, its fabric is versatile with a robust, durable, three-layer sandwich construction, making it just as comfortable on the high street as it is on the fjords.
Arc’teryx Beta SL Hybrid Jacket
But if you’re looking for the ultimate in performance this season, look no further than this Beta SL Hybrid Jacket from Arc’teryx. This mountain-ready jacket is perfect for layering and combines two GORE-TEX fabrics for superlight, versatile, packable weather protection. The pit zip ventilation allows you to dump any excess heat rapidly, while the StormHood gives coverage and unobstructed peripheral vision if you’re doing activities with a helmet. Arguably the most versatile jacket around this season as recommended by the Snow+Rock experts.
Jack Wolfskin Summer Storm Jacket
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You’ll be seeing a lot more vibrant colours on outerwear this season, and in that vein we love the Summer Storm Jacket in Orange from Jack Wolfskin. This town-to-trail jacket is a simple and minimalist windbreaker made from Stormlock Cotton Touch, a windproof and breathable hybrid fabric which has a cotton-like texture that provides superb next-to-skin wear comfort. The jacket can also cope with light showers.
New Balance Classic Coaches Stacked Jacket
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Coach Jackets have seen a real revival in recent years. They may not come with a hood, so aren’t the most ideal in the rain, but they are perfect for evenings in the pub garden when temperatures drop. Perfect for trans-seasonal layering, we like this Classic Coaches Stacked Jacket from New Balance featuring breathable mesh lining and drawstring hems to keep you warm. The camo print might not be for everyone, but it is also available in Black if you want to keep things low key.
ellesse Mont 2 Jacket
One essential in any man’s jacket arsenal is an overhead waterproof – especially this time of year. This Mont 2 overhead from ellesse is perfect if you’re after that sporty urban look. It features a quarter-zip design with drawstring hood and elasticated cuffs, which are perfect for layering up to keep out the cold. A secure kangaroo pocket and dual front pockets make sure all of your essentials are in check, meaning it’s as functional as it is stylish. Perfect for festival season!
Brixton Cass Jacket
For something a little different, this street jacket from Brixton is perfect if you’re looking to keep things casual but stay wrapped up. Named the Cass, though it has the same appearance of a checked shirt, this jacket is quilted with synthetic fill and is offered in various shell fabrics. It features adjustable wrist cuffs, custom metal Brixton snaps, and a woven Brixton label at chest pocket.
If you’re looking for some trainers to pair with your new jacket, check out our Favourite Tennis Trainers for SS19.