Men versatile jackets range from fashion-forward streetwear to hard-working performance pieces. A rugged yet lightweight Martexin sailcloth waxed canvas trucker jacket like Flint and Tinder’s hits the sweet spot between the two, lining up with your favorite denim jeans for casual weekend wear or a work-ready three-piece suit.
For more formal occasions, look to duffle coats and shearling styles that can be worn over a button-up and tailored pants. And don’t forget the classic overcoat, designed to be worn over a dapper dress.
Everlane Bomber Jacket
Pound for pound, the bomber jacket is one of the most men versatile jackets and outerwear items around. This version from Everlane packs in everything you need from this style, with a recycled fabric blend outer and magnetic closure pockets.
This is the kind of piece you can wear with just about anything in your closet, from casual tees and jeans to more formal trousers and a button-down shirt for work or school. It looks like a bomber but fits like a blazer for a more sophisticated feel.
It’s a great choice for the guys who prefer to dress more minimally, or for those who want to keep it simple on a daily basis. This is a durable, stylish option that also happens to be one of the most affordable options on this list.
Flint and Tinder Trucker Jacket
Long before guys strolled to their local coffee shop in waterproof Arc’teryx shells, sailors greased up their gear with linseed and fish oils to stay dry. Those crude methods have some obvious drawbacks, but they also gave rise to styles that can withstand any weather and still look sharp.
One such option is Flint and Tinder’s Waxed Trucker Jacket, a sturdy outer layer that’s surprisingly affordable. It’s lined with flannel for added warmth, and it’s cut in a timeless trucker silhouette that works for anyone.
For extra cold weather, Flint and Tinder has a more insulated version that uses a wool-recycled blend to keep you warm. It’s a great choice for snow or sub-zero temps, but it’s not ideal for rainy conditions. The Fordham comes with fleece inner sleeve cuffs, standard hand warmer pockets and a snug removable hood.
Taylor Stitch Workhorse Jacket
Whether you’re conquering your to-do list or headed out into the elements, this jacket is ready for the job. Quilted recycled-polyester insulation tucked into a tough 12 oz Boss Duck shell, this rugged workwear style jacket will keep you warm all winter.
It’s finished with a chocolate brown corduroy collar and cuffs, which add a bit of elegance to this workhorse-inspired look. Plus, it’s crafted in LA with organic cotton from the family-owned Candiani mill.
And the company works with Flexport to track and offset carbon emissions generated during global materials shipping. This is a responsible, durable jacket that will continue working hard long after your other workwear has retired.
Alpha Industries Heritage MA-1 Bomber
Alpha Industries literally invented the MA-1 bomber jacket, and since then it’s become a cult-favorite for everyone from Bradley Cooper to Kanye West (and even Gigi Hadid). They’ve kept their take on this classic flight coat as close to the original specifications as possible. This version uses a unique “66 Nylon” fabric and includes the reversible orange lining (originally used to signal rescue crews for downed pilots).
Pair this MA-1 with a simple crew neck tee and expertly faded jeans and you’ll have an outfit that looks as polished as it feels. It’s also available in a variety of different fits, including core and slim. Sizes range from M to 3XL. Check out Alpha’s sizing guide for more specifics. This jacket is also made in the USA.
North Face Class V Jacket
For a casual jacket that looks like it belongs in the mountains, check out The North Face Class V Jacket. It features a relaxed fit, a large hood and plenty of pockets for your phone, gloves and keys. It also comes in a range of colors, from XS small to four XL tall and has enough breathable down in the jacket to keep you warm even on cold days.
This lightweight running jacket is a good choice for fall weather. Its waterproof fabric protects you from autumn showers and includes a pouch that allows you to pack it for your next outdoor excursion. Its hood is roomy to accommodate a hat and its neutral color blends well with your activewear wardrobe. Plus, it’s long-lasting with one reviewer owning theirs for 25 years.
Bonobos Sweater Blazer
Bonobos may be know for their pants, but this linen blazer shows the brand knows its way around smart-casual clothing. It works for the last days of summer or the first few weeks of fall and pairs well with light denim jeans. Plus, it’s line, which is a rarity for this price point.
The fit hovers close enough to formal and casual that Raphael thinks it could work in a variety of scenarios, from the office to a nice dinner or family event. The gold buttons, flapped patch pockets, and three-roll-two styling add some interesting details.
Proper Cloth is another make-to-measure brand that’s build its business on high-quality fabrics, a user-friendly website and a slimming silhouette. The Allen Suit is cut from a rich navy wool fabric sourced from Italy’s most storied mills.
The Jacket Maker Lavendard Brown Leather
In shades ranging from rich chocolate to lighter tan, brown leather jackets offer a warm and classic look. Whether worn with casual polos or tailored shirts, they pair well with a variety of outfits.
moreover, Distressed leather jackets showcase intentional marks and fades, giving them a rugged and worn-in appearance. They work well with men’s ripped jeans and can help create a vintage-inspired or rocker style.
Suede jackets feature a soft and smooth texture that adds a touch of luxury to your outfit. They also come in a variety of colors and styles, from bold and furious balanced with a soft texture biker jackets to rustic western-inspired fringed ones. If you’re a sucker for old-school bobbers, The Jacket Maker offers some great motorcycle jacket options as well.