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Our 8 Favorite Jackets for Fall

Our 8 Favorite Jackets for Fall

Fall is a progression of layers. You start the season in a t-shirt, perfectly comfortable in the waning warmth of summer. Then, by December 21, you look like Joey Tribbiani wearing all of Chandler Bing’s clothes. Somewhere in that progression, the most versatile piece of your fall wardrobe is introduced: the jacket. A good fall jacket works over top both a t-shirt and a sweater, and the right one enhances any outfit, unlike a winter jacket. If you need some recommendations or just some inspiration for your next purchase, here are our favorite fall jackets for 2018.

BDG Corduroy Sherpa Trucker Jacket

It’s all about coziness this fall. You’re sure to see some wild coats that make the people wearing them look like upright sheep, and those are fine if you’re a bit adventurous with your style. We won’t go that insane; but we are all in on the pleasures of being cozy. For that reason we recommend the BDB Corduroy Sherpa Trucker Jacket. It’s the classic trucker silhouette with a warm, inviting sherpa lining. Plus, unlike denim jackets that boast similar lining, this jacket is perfect to pair with every pair of Levi’s you own. $99

Patagonia Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket

Let’s stick with that cozy trend and bring in an option from one of our favorite brands on planet Earth, saving planet Earth. Patagonia’s all-time classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket comes in an exciting new colorway for fall, and we’re all about it. The Stone Blue sherpa fleece boasts tan pull tabs on the zippers and red accents that pop. Patagonia never skimps on performance, so you’ll find a windproof membrane bonded to the sherpa fleece exterior, a moisture-wicking warp-knit mesh, and Y-joint sleeves for better mobility. $199

Golden Bear + Todd Snyder Shearling Collar Bomber 

Here’s your elevated bit of cozy from Todd Snyder and Golden Bear. This is a refined version of the kind of utilitarian outerwear Golden Bear has crafted since 1922 thanks to that Todd Snyder touch. This made in the USA jacket boasts a satin shell with a removable shearling collar. It has an old-school fighter pilot vibe to it. And as we all know, stealing style from the military is usually a strong move. If you’re up for dropping a few bucks on a great-looking jacket that will last, you just found it. $598

J.Crew Harrington Jacket

Let’s move away from the cozy for a second and dip into the classic. The Harrington is a jacket any guy can pull off. While it probably won’t take you late into December, it’s perfect for the coming weeks. J.Crew, unsurprisingly, refines the classic style without pulling it too far from its roots. Functional cuff buttons, interior pockets, and a cotton/nylon lining are just some of the refined touches J.Crew added to the iconic style. $178 

Carhartt WIP Pembroke Pile Coach Jacket

The coach jacket is the perfect alternative to the varsity jacket for the guy who wants a more athletic vibe without actually looking like they wandered out of a high school. This version from Carhartt Work in Progress is pile lined and boasts an adjustable bottom band for proper fit. Even if you aren’t wearing it on the sidelines, the Pembroke Pile Coach Jacket is a winner this season. $155

Ovadia & Sons Patchwork Denim Jacket

A denim jacket will never go out of style, which is both a good and bad thing. It’s good because you can buy one and keep it forever, never fearing you’ll look out of touch. It’s bad because a lot of people will have the exact same jacket you do. That’s why we dig this take from Ovadia & Sons. The Patchwork Denim Jacket brings a little personality to the iconic denim jacket. Contrasting shades of denim give the jacket some character, as does the enamel cowboy pin and front pocket. $450

Stüssy Micro Ripstop Jacket

This Micro Ripstop Jacket from Stüssy brings a needed dose of color to colder months ahead. Consider working it in with another jacket that’s more subdued in color. The jacket brings an athleisure vibe to your fall attire, which is something we can always get behind. Made with a stand collar, underarm ventilation eyelets, elasticized cuffs, and an adjustable shock cord, this jacket packs clever details in an eye-catching shell. $140

Topman Navy Pea Coat

The pea coat experienced a renaissance about 15 years ago and is due yet again for a return to popularity. You’re ahead of the curve when you cop this affordable version from Topman. The classically styled pea coat is double breasted and offers side fasteners and interior pockets. The preppy style works well into the very cold months and looks far better than a puffy down jacket when the temps really start to dip. $180