When it's not quite time to break out the pea coats and flannel shirts, cotton jackets make for ideal outerwear. Sure, it might be a little too hot to throw one over an oxford right now, but breezy nights mean you can wear these over a simple T-shirt while keeping your cool. Besides, once September hits you'll be wanting a cotton bomber and the best ones are hitting stores now. A great alternative to the denim jacket, these are just as rugged, and add a dose of surplus style to any outfit.
Utilizing melton wool and canvas, this jacket has been garment washed for a broken-in look and feel.
Brooks Brothers, $268
Made from a cotton/nylon blend, this has a water-repellent finish and a cotton-lined hidden hood.
Robert Geller, $610
Made in Japan of cotton and tencel, this take features contrast ribbing and sleeves, as well as a trim fit.
Club Monaco, $180
Utilizing a button placket and midweight twill, this is an affordable take on luxury versions cut from suede.
Oliver Spencer, $390
With a curved collar, and elastic hem and cuffs, the railroad stripe pattern gives this jacket a workwear feel.