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The 11 Best Men’s Jackets for 2021

Outerwear — it does not matter which part of the country you live in; this wardrobe staple is something we can utilize while navigating fall’s transitions. Yes, practicality is essential but let’s be honest; one of the best things about the fall is flexing your style muscles, which is why we’re giving you a leg-up with sifting through the countless jackets available. We’ve gathered the best jackets to consider for the season and trust us; you will want to own more than one of these stylish fall jackets.

The Leather Jacket: Schott NYC Classic Schott Racer Black Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Schott NYC Classic Schott Racer Black Leather Motorcycle Jacket

This particular style of leather jacket has been in production for over 40 years, which means it belongs in your closet. We understand that a leather jacket can sometimes feel intimidating for the more formal dressers. No need to worry — this Schott jacket looks great on everyone. The silhouette fits all body types, and the leather is as smooth as butter.

The Suede Jacket: Theory Bomber Jacket

Theory Bomber Jacket

A suede jacket will get you through the early part of the fall and is the easiest way to dress up an outfit. We’ve got our eye on this suede bomber jacket; the rich material and the ribbed collar bring the best of both worlds to your wardrobe luxury and sport. This jacket is fully unlined, which makes it perfect for layering over those sweaters you’ve been waiting to pull out.

The Quilted Shell Jacket: Polo Ralph Lauren Quilted Jacket

As the temperature drops, you’re going to need a jacket that will keep you warm and look great when dressing up. A shell jacket is the perfect fall layering piece that will allow you to pair it with your formal shirts and sweaters effortlessly. This jacket from Ralph Lauren has a pleasant quilted diamond design that will take your coat to the next level.

The Down Jacket: Aether Launch Jacket

Aether Launch Jacket

We love down jackets for their versatility, especially this one from Aether. Made with an 800-fill-power goose down insulation, Aether’s jacket will keep you warm during even the coolest excursions on the trails, while it’s still stylish enough to wear in the city. Cop the black option for a rugged yet minimalist look. In short, it’s one of our favorite jackets for Fall.

The Bomber Jacket: Rag and Bone Manston Nylon Bomber Jacket

Rag and Bone Manston Nylon Bomber Jacket

What’s a fall wardrobe without a bomber jacket? We know you’ve seen the bomber jacket included in fall fashion reports for a few years now but that’s for a good reason. It’s a closet essential packed with coolness and ease that will complete any off-duty outfit. We cannot get enough of this bomber from Rag &Bone it features original details that you expect in a bomber but has been updated with less padding making it feel and look more modern.

The Denim Jacket: A.P.C. Veste Jean Work

A.P.C. Veste Jean Work

Denim jackets are available in all types of style; from vintage to Sherpa trucker jacket, brands have been pumping out styles. So, we are going to give it to you straight. This fall, you need a raw denim jacket that will become your go-to jacket and get better over time. We love this APC denim jacket, made to last. The sharp and minimalistic design will never go out of style.

The Work Jacket: Uniqlo Men U Denim Work Jacket

Uniqlo Men U Denim Work Jacket

Once considered a practical jacket for the working-class — craftsman, farmers, and railroad workers — during the 1800s, this jacket (also known as chore jackets) is now a staple for the everyday guy and a point of inspiration for designers. Uniqlo’s work jacket has all the qualities of a traditional work jacket yet looks remarkably modern due to its relaxed cut and dark blue indigo wash.

The Fleece Jacket: Patagonia Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket

Patagonia Classic Retro-X Fleece Jacket

The fleece jacket is a jacket that looks great on everyone. It’s warm, windproof, and stylish, and is a key lightweight jacket for fall. We ‘loving this classic fleece from Patagonia. The retro design has a 90’s feel that on-trend with a style that seems to be resurfacing.

The Anorak Jacket: Nike Paclite Jacket

Nike Paclite Jacket

The Anorak jacket is the best jacket for those wild rain showers that seem to come out of nowhere. The original Anorak was made these using animal skin, often from seals and caribou, that was cured, stretched, and treated with oils to turn it into a water- and windproof layer. Thanks to technological advancements, that is no longer the process. We got our eye on this anorak jacket from Nike equipped with Gore-Tex, a waterproof, breathable fabric that is perfect for any outdoor activity this fall.

The Upcycled Jacket: Everlane The ReNew Lightweight Hooded Puffer

Everlane The ReNew Lightweight Hooded Puffer

Upcycling is becoming a standard design method among brands, which we can hope to see more of. We all should purchase an upcycled piece of clothing this season. This jacket from Everlane is the ideal shell jacket for fall. Not only has it been made from 16 renewed plastic bottles, but it’s also revisable, which makes it the perfect grab and go jacket for countless outfits.

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