From denim truckers to classic Harrington jackets, here are the best transitional spring jacket styles for men to see you through the warmer months in style.
As we are moving towards the end of lockdown and the temperature is
slowly increasing, many of us are now choosing to spend time outdoors
whether that is for days out exploring city centres and shops or enjoying a
drink in a sunny beer garden. However, during the spring-summer season,
the weather can be quite unpredictable, with cool winds, rain, unexpected
hailstorms, and sudden temperature drops.
To keep you covered on any outdoor excursion in style, we have put together an extensive guide of the best transitional men’s spring jackets – featuring some of our top favourite brands, including Levi’s, Barbour, Belstaff, Carhartt WIP, Lacoste and Fred Perry. Discover your new go-to spring jacket with our diverse collection of outerwear, from lightweight shells and denim to iconic Harrington and quilted jackets below.
Denim jackets are a timeless staple in any modern man’s wardrobe and
will truly never go out of style. Available in various washes and finishes, denim jackets are perfect for layering with casual hoodies, sweatshirts, and flannel shirts when the weather is on the chillier side. Effortlessly look cool with the highly versatile Levi’s Trucker Jacket – originally designed in 1967 packed with all of the same iconic detailing. The Trucker Jacket features a classic front button placket, two-button chest flap pockets, a pointed collar, and cotton non-stretch denim built to
stand the test of time. Taking a more sustainable approach, the 90’s
inspired Levi’s WellThread™ Trucker Jacket is crafted with all of the same iconic detailing but made with Water<Less® technologies and fully recyclable materials to help close the production loop.
Design inspired by the Polo archives and the signature Bayport Jacket, the Polo Ralph Lauren Bayport Denim Jacket is crafted from lightweight cotton denim with a pointed collar, an archival Polo by Ralph Lauren label to the interior neck and hand-sanded detailing for a vintage effect. Polo Ralph Lauren’s iteration of the iconic trucker jacket is authentically made from Japanese left-hand twill denim with hand-detailed whiskering and wear patterns sure to enhance any casual look with sophisticated style. Pair any one of these denim jackets with jeans for a trendy double denim look, or add some flair to your jacket with embroidery or patches for a unique finish.
Upgrade your layering this spring season with a shacket (shirt jacket) or overshirt, available in various materials such as thick canvas and soft cotton for improved insulation and warmth. Ideal for occasions when it is too hot for a coat but too cold to wear just a shirt, casual shackets such as the sleek Barbour Dunrobin Overshirt are perfect for transitional spring weather. The Dunrobin Overshirt comes complete with a durable cotton twill outer shell, wrinkle-resistant finish, pointed collar, and large tonal buttons. The Belstaff Recon Overshirt is crafted from a lightweight ripstop Nylon fabric with a water-repellent dry wax finish, making it ideal if you are caught out in any spring showers. With a military inspired design and multiple pockets, this is a versatile jacket that’s perfect for spring layering.
Designed in a contemporary light olive colourway, you cannot go wrong with the minimalist Kestin Armadale Overshirt, composed of Italian cotton and nylon cloth with a textured crinkle paper-like quality and ultra-lightweight construction. The Kestin Armadale Overshirt, also available in corduroy, can be easily thrown over a simple tee for a utilitarian inspired off-duty look. Offering the warmth of a sweatshirt with the styling of a traditional shirt, the vibrant Carhartt WIP Lander Shirt Jacket features a hardwearing organic cotton oxford outer with a garment washed finish, pointed collar, exposed central zip fastening and a signature chest flap pocket.
One of the most celebrated icons in the history of menswear, the classic
Harrington jacket is known for its’ sporty versatility and has been adopted by many sub-culture groups and pop culture idols throughout the years. The Harrington jacket was originally designed by Manchester-based brand, Baracuta, in the 1930s for golfing and sports with a short cut length and waterproof outer shell. Remaining in steady production to this day, the signature Baracuta G9 Harrington Cloth Jacket is available in a range of colourways from classic black to army green. Each jacket features an authentic red Fraser tartan interior lining, an umbrella effect yoke, a protective stand up collar, two side button pockets, and rib-knit trims.
Also released in the 1930s, the Fred Perry Re-Issues Harrington Jacket is expertly crafted in England from a tough cotton and polyester blend outer shell with a durable, water-resistant finish and tonal Laurel wreath embroidery. The Fred Perry Harrington jacket similarly features a tartan interior lining to pay homage to the 60s mods who established the style. Pair the Fred Perry jacket with a signature Fred Perry Polo, dark denim, and trainers for an effortless sporty-inspired yet relaxed spring look. A contemporary twist on the classic Harrington, the Polo Ralph Lauren Corduroy Bomber Jacket will add textural flair to your
complete outfit with a cosy cotton corduroy outer, a button fastening
collar, and an elasticated hem and wrist cuffs for maximum warmth.
Easily packable and ultra-lightweight, shell and track jackets are essential for when the weather suddenly takes a turn for the worse. Stay protected from the elements with the MA.STRUM Softshell Jacket crafted from a comfortable four-way stretch fabric with breathable water-resistant membrane and robust fleece backing sure to keep you warm. Complete with thumbhole cut-outs, an adjustable toggle hood and side pockets, the MA.STRUM Softshell Jacket is a must-have for all of your outdoor adventures.
A playful take on the classic track jacket, the Paul Smith Recycled Polyester Track Jacket is composed of 100% recycled polyester with bold Sports Stripe detailing to the zip, inner collar and centre back neck for an eye-catching finish. Expertly designed with a contrasting mesh interior lining, elasticated trims, and a stand-up funnel neckline, the Paul Smith Recycled Polyester Track Jacket allows for a full range of motion, even when layered over a sweatshirt. A welcome addition to your everyday
wardrobe, the BOSS Water-Repellent Recycled Jacket is packed with new season logo taping and crafted from a lightweight, fully-recycled outer shell with a water repellent finish and dobby texture.
Essential for those outdoor seated bookings at your favourite restaurant
or pub, lightweight quilted jackets provide much-needed warmth and
protection in chilly weather conditions, minus the extra bulk of your usual
big coat. Ideal for lightweight layering, the Lacoste Lightweight Water-Resistant Quilted Zip Jacket and BOSS Basalt Jacket both feature a water-resistant outer shell with compact baffle quilts throughout and a synthetic fill for optimum warmth and lasting comfort. Complete with a stand-up collar, exposed zip fastening, exterior pockets, and elasticated trims, both of these jackets are sure to pair nicely with any casual look and are not too much to carry as you hop from bar to bar.
The polished Barbour International Viewforth Quilt Jacket is made with a lightweight smooth outer shell and an insulating quilted interior lining. Perfect for pairing with dark denim and black trainers for a monochromatic effect, the Viewforth Jacket features high shine tonal hardware, a wind-blocking high neckline, two side pockets, and a concealed chest pocket to keep all of your personal items close.