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Best Jackets for Men That You Should Have Too
For men, jackets are an absolute closet staple that can make or break your outfit. Having a great collection of jackets is essential for changing up your look and making sure you are dressed right for the occasion. Not only are jackets practical, keeping you warm and dry on colder, wet days, but they are an easy way to shake up your look and elevate your style. Here are top jacket picks that every man needs in his closet.
A denim jacket
Denim jackets never have and never will go out of fashion. Easy to wear, the denim jacket is one of the best to reach for when you’re styling up a laid-back look. You can get it in so many different styles and varieties, too. There’s a huge range of color washes available, ranging from darkest black to mid-wash blue to bleach-washed denim. You can shake up the style by opting for a classic vintage-style denim jacket or even a fur-lined one for cooler days. Simple and stylish, the denim jacket is also great for layering over bulkier hoodies and sweaters.
A leather jacket
Warmer than its denim counterpart, the leather jacket is another closet staple. Not only is leather warmer than denim, but it’s also water-resistant, so it's a better choice for colder, rainy fall days. Again, the leather jacket is so versatile; wear it with a hoodie underneath, jeans or joggers and tennis shoes, or dress it up with tailored pants, a black turtleneck and loafers for a smarter look. The older the leather gets, the better it tends to look, too. Make sure it fits well, and you're ready to channel your inner James Dean.
A bomber jacket
Bomber jackets have been around since around 1917 and were created by the Army Aviation Clothing Board. Originally known as flight jackets, bomber jackets have made strong social, political and style statements over the years. Today, they are having a big fashion moment, in part thanks to the huge popularity of the athleisure trend. The true beauty of the bomber jacket is that it is extremely versatile and perennially cool. Dress it up with jeans and a pair of trainers for daytime, or add it to jeans and dressy shoes to carry you through for smarter occasions. Bomber jackets come in so many styles and materials, with everything from suede and leather to lightweight nylon. This Green Men’s Bomber Jacket is a military-inspired take on the bomber jacket and comes in a stylish, versatile black option, too.
A practical waterproof jacket
Practical, sensible, useful... your mom would be proud. Every guy needs a practical windbreaker in his jacket arsenal. You need a light one that can be rolled up and packed into your bags at a festival, on a hike, a long-distance run or just a day out and about doing errands. This Black Lightweight Windbreaker is a perfect example. Hooded, weighing just 2.5oz and waterproof, it’s probably the most useful jacket you’ll ever own.
Every man needs a good blazer in his life, especially for times when smart casual is called for. The quintessential men’s jacket, the blazer is perfect for anything from weddings to dinners out and even work meetings. Choose a single-breasted style for a more casual take, or go double-breasted for a more formal look. Pair it with jeans or chinos and a shirt for a zero-effort outfit that looks like you’ve made lots of effort. Navy is a great color choice when it comes to blazers as it pairs so well with white, other blues, grey and tan.
Perfect for when the temperatures plummet, the parka is another classic jacket style for men. Often coming with fur lining and a big hood, the parka can really keep the chills at bay. You can get parkas in an array of colors, but the most popular and common are khaki, green, black or navy. They're great with jeans and boots for an off-duty, laid-back look.
Usually made from a thick woolen fabric, the peacoat is the ultimate cover-up for men. It's perfect as work attire but can equally be worn more casually with jeans and boots. The peacoat was first worn by sailors in the 18th century. Most peacoats are double-breasted in a thick fabric and have a tailored, slim-fit look with a broader collar. Make sure you pop that collar for a chic and stylish outfit.