You’ve certainly got a ton of outerwear options in the autumn, but you can’t go wrong with a field jacket. With its roots in real-life military action, a field jacket is built to last, has pockets aplenty, and features sturdy fabric to protect against the elements, from a fall hike to a fall tailgate. Read ahead for our picks for the best men’s field jackets and consider your style all set this season.
J. Crew Field Mechanic Jacket, $198
A sharp, richly colored field jacket? Sign us up. J. Crew still gets it right in the outerwear department — this is the type of field jacket that would layer handsomely over a blue chambray shirt and perhaps some inky blue denim.
Abercrombie & Fitch Garment-Dye Zip-Up Shirt Jacket, $53
This isn’t a classic field jacket in the technical sense of the word, but it’s a rugged, easily wearable number with handy pockets and a silhouette that’s not far off from your traditional design — it’s just more streamlined and … dare we say it … cooler?
Bridge and Burn Buckner Jacket, $228
Want something that’s a little sleeker in terms of style, yet just as well-made? The Buckner Jacket is the one to buy. This piece is made with the spirit of adventure and durability in mind from Northwest-based retailers Bridge and Burn.
Old Navy Garment-Dye Flex Twill Jacket, $60
Old Navy is giving you a heck of a jacket for well under $100, that much is certainly true. And with a fall-centric color and a mobile fit via the brand’s Flex Twill fabric, you’re getting a lot of bang for your buck. Wear this one with rich black denim and a grey crewneck sweater for a casual weekend.
Snow Peak Military Jacket, $460
Snow Peak pulls out all the stops when it comes to this technically advanced, sleek, and investment-worth field jacket available via Huckberry. Stylish enough to wear as an outer layer on your commute, functional enough to work on a hike, and cool enough to wear to your favorite brewery.