Menswear Edit 2018: Spring/Summer Jackets
Last updated on May 4th, 2018 at 11:07 am
With temperatures undoubtedly starting to rise, it’s time to change up your wardrobe. And while shorts and Ray-Bans will naturally be the first thoughts we all have, you just know you’re going to need to be prepared for the moment when the heavens decide to open 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/rain mac for the spring and summer. You need something lightweight to keep you cool, but it needs to be durable enough to keep the wind and wet out. Not to mention, it can’t compromise on style. So we’re here to help with our top jacket picks for spring/summer 2018!
Pretty Green Button Up Mac
Website: Pretty Green
Lightweight macs and rain coats have been on trend for a couple of years now and we can’t see any reason they’ll be going away any time soon. Perfect for pretty much any weather, a trench coat/mac is casual enough for days up the pub but also packs enough class for it to suit a day at the office. And we absolutely love this Button Up Mac from Noel Gallagher’s label, Pretty Green. Constructed from a 100% cotton, this Mac features psychedelic floral lining inside and under the collar for some added playfulness, and is finished off with burnished buttons and adjustable cuffs.
Snowdonia Colour Block Shell Jacket
Shell Jackets are always going to be popular this time of year. And it’s your chance to really add some vibrancy to your wardrobe with some bold block colouring. Something like this Snowdonia Shell will do just the trick! Featuring a 3000mm waterproof rating and breathable lining, this windproof champion is the ideal jacket for days and nights in the city. It will keep you dry with fully taped seams and waterproof zips, while adjustable hems make for the perfect fit. A spring essential.
Original Penguin Stretch Poly Coach Jacket
Website: Original Penguin
Coach Jackets are always a great look this time of year. They may not come with a hood so aren’t the most ideal in the rain, but they’re perfect for evenings in the pub garden when temperatures drop. It’s perfect for trans-seasonal layering and can be paired with virtually anything. We love this Stretch Poly Coach Jacket from Original Penguin. It comes with padded lining and borg collars to keep you warm, but still features trend-led detailing and classic colours to keep you on point. It’s also a bargain in the sale!
Helly Hansen Sogn Insulator Jacket
Website: Helly Hansen
For something a little more performance-based – don’t forget we had snow just a few weeks ago(!) – you can’t really beat an Insulator Jacket and we love this Sogn from Helly Hansen. Yes, it’s a great companion under a shell jacket when things really get chilly, but we think it works even better as a standalone jacket during an afternoon on the coast. It features Durable Water Repellency treatment and a thin migration free Primaloft insulation which allows for a soft open mesh lining for some added breathability and comfort. We also absolutely love the ‘Cinnamon’ colourway.
TOG24 Jarder Mens Performance Waterproof Overhead
One essential in any man’s jacket arsenal is an overhead waterproof – especially this time of year. But just because you need something that performs, it doesn’t mean you need to skimp on style. Which is why we love this performance overhead from TOG24. Coming in a Blue Lagoon colourway, it features trusted waterproof technology and a classic packable design. The Jarder provides outstanding wet-weather performance in an instant thanks to its stow-pocket format, and its super-light waterproof ripstop construction and over-the-head styling means it’s as functional as it is stylish. Perfect for festival season!
Columbia Challenger Windbreaker
In a similar vein, this Challenger Windbreaker is perfect for light rains a bit of a revival from the 90s. The lightweight water-resistant pullover windbreaker in a retro-inspired design and features an oversized pocket at the front, a colourblock design and the Columbia logo embroidered on the hood. It’s also easily packable, which is handy if you’re out for the day and need something just in case.
Glenmuir Golf Sweater
If you’re anything like us, the upturn in weather inevitably means more hours on the golf course. But as any amateur or pro will testify, it’s likely you’re still going to need some outerwear of sorts. And one of the finest providers of golfwear in the UK is Glenmuir. Established in 1891, Glenmuir have a heritage like no other and a range of technical golf clothing to prove it. We love this Lightweight Cotton Golf Sweater. Build with lightweight wind resistant stretch lining and a Scotchgard treatment to keep you dry, the sweater is finished off with Glenmuir 1891 embroidery on the right sleeve.
Arc’teryx Cerium Sl Hoody
But if you’re looking for the ultimate in performance this season, look no further than this Cerium Sl Hoody from Arc’teryx. Designed with a disciplined minimalism, the Cerium SL Hoody is exceptionally light and compressible. It primarily functions as a midlayer, but for this season, it will just as well work as a standalone for evenings out or windy days in the countryside. The wind resistant Arato 7 nylon shell proves as much as is ultra-lightweight to make it perfect for packing away. Unlike most insulated jackets, the Cerium also comes with a StormHood that will protect when the showers arrive.
If you’re looking for a serious showerproof champion when the rains come, check out our favourite umbrellas this spring!