The Spring Jacket Encyclopedia

10 Versatile, Lightweight Jackets to Ease You Comfortably Into Spring

By Thompson Brandes ·

Spring has finally started to show its bright, gorgeous, allergenic face this year, which is not only great news for our personal health, but our sartorial endeavors as well. No longer will you be forced to hide under a bundle of down coats, or stuff your thickest hoodie under your favorite winter bomber—spring is the most flexible of jacket seasons. But all that picking and choosing can certainly get frustrating. Which is why we’ve created the Spring Jacket Encyclopedia—a style guide to your most dynamic spring wardrobe yet. Onto the outerwear... 

The Trucker

Our Pick: Levi’s Stonewash Trucker Jacket

When to Wear It: When you’re going for the covetable Ryan Gosling-on-Ellen look.

The Bomber

Our Pick: The Buck Mason Oil Cloth Bomber

When to Wear It: When sweating through the winter-grade stuff just isn’t going to cut it anymore.

The Casual Sport Coat

Our Pick: Billy Reid Garment-Dyed Archie Jacket

When to Wear It: Spring literary galas, garden know, those kind of things.

The Twill

Our Pick: Mr. P Garment-Dyed Cotton-Twill

When to Wear It: You’ve got a long, outdoorsy Saturday in the works that calls for an extra batch of fun (the orange kind).

The Deck Jacket

Our Pick: 424 x Alpha Slam x Slam Jam

When to Wear It: Any occasion that calls for a standout trendsetter’s piece.

The Leather

Our Pick: Schott’s Horween Chromexcel

When to Wear It: Heavy enough for a brisk morning, burgundy enough for invigorating spring badass-ness.

The Trench

Our Pick: Wilson and Willy’s Half Raglan Trench

When to Wear It: When your weather app gives you the shrug emoji for today’s forecast.

The Anorak

Our Pick: J. Crew’s 1989 Side-Zip Anorak

When to Wear It: A walk in the park, hikes in the Hudson, traveling back to’s all deadly.

The Noragi

Our Pick: Aesthetic Homage Indigo Embroidered Noragi

When to Wear It: When you don’t have the petty cash to go full John Mayer-wearing-Visvim, but want to channel his aura on a first date.

The Raincoat

Our Pick: Stutterheim Stockholm

When to Wear It: At the risk of sounding obvious...

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