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Your New Jacket Should Be Lightweight, Versatile and Stylish

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If you’re anything like us, perhaps your search for your new favorite jacket is in full swing — and that’s why we’ve got some handy tips and tricks to help you find the perfect jacket. Namely, we’re going to tell you about the best lightweight jackets to pick up to start this season.

Now is a great time to grab easy-to-layer fabrics like cotton-canvas and nylon. The silhouettes on display here are of the casual-yet-dependable variety, from a classic bomber jacket to a lightweight field coat, but they’ve all got one thing in common: They’re shedding the fabric that your winter coat enveloped you in. Welcome to a new season of better weather, where stylish layering potential abounds. All it takes is one of the best lightweight jackets.

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Flint and Tinder Unlined Waxed Trucker Jacket

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With the feel of a tough work jacket and the cut of a modern trucker, this Flint and Tinder jacket is entirely unique, highly wearable, and practically made for warm weather. It’s pre-washed for a soft hand feel and worn look, and its weather-resistant waxed exterior admirably keeps elements out. A sleek, lightweight jacket made with a cut-and-sew process — it doesn’t get any better than that. It also makes a versatile shirt jacket for the season.

John Elliott Cotton Poplin Fram Flight Jacket

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Cotton poplin provides a cool, lightweight feel on the body. Couple it with a nice desert color and a wash process that creates a unique puckering effect, and this JE bomber is perfect for warmer weather — and for cool nights.

Fjallraven Raven Lite Jacket

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You know Fjallraven for the brand’s rugged outdoor gear and everyday carry essentials. Get to know this iconic brand for a new take on a classic Fjall silhouette. The Raven Lite Jacket plays off the original Raven silhouette from the 1970s, yet this edition is the perfect lightweight jacket, made with G-1000 Air fabric and featuring essential pockets for everything you’ll bring on your next adventure.

Alpha Industries L-2B Loose Bomber Jacket

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You can never go wrong with a black bomber, especially when it’s from Alpha Industries. Strong and sharp, the L-2B is made to be more breathable and loose-fitting to wear better in slightly chilly weather. It makes an excellent statement jacket to go with your everyday wear.

DL 1961 Vaughn Trucker Jacket

DL 1961 Vaughn Trucker Jacket
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Does anything scream American dream quite like a classic denim jacket, cut from lightweight denim in a pleasing light wash? Nope, not to us. Wear this modern take on the denim trucker jacket with a white slub tee, tan chinos, and low-top white sneakers. Just add a Bloody Mary at weekend brunch, and you’ve got quite the seasonal ensemble.

Todd Snyder Made-In-New York Coach’s Jacket

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When breezy weather strikes, you want the right layers: Lightweight yet durable and classic yet fresh at the same time. It’s good news that Todd Snyder has come through with a cool-as-can-be coach’s jacket in a classic navy color. It checks all boxes and offers the kind of easygoing style your wardrobe needs.

Beau Hayhoe
Beau Hayhoe is a freelance men's style writer, consultant and PR pro based in Brooklyn. Beau's menswear and gear writing has…
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