The best men's jackets for fall

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The five best
outerwear options
for fall's fluctuating

As one of the original French chore coat makers, Vetra is still sewing their jackets the old-fashioned way.

I really like fall. And I think that's because I really like jackets. If you ask me, outerwear is the best part of fall. And of getting dressed, for that matter. Think about it. No matter what you're wearing, if you throw on a jacket, it looks better. The right jacket can make you look cooler, or more dressed up and distinguished. There's never a bad time to invest in a new jacket, but there is an optimal time. And that time is now. Sure, it might feel a little too warm still to be thinking about layering up in any real way, but now is actually the best time to ensure your size is in stock, to make sure you get the color you want and maybe even capitalize on a sale or discount code. Herewith, a few of our favorite options for the coming season.


Chore Jacket

Like a good pair of boots, a chore jacket is at once rugged and refined. Perfect for when you just need a little something extra, but don't want to go as formal as a blazer. And the more you wear it, the better it looks.



If leather is stiff and heavy and impenetrable, suede is its softer, smoother, more breathable little brother. A lightweight suede jacket is an easy layer to throw on and instantly look like a leading man.

Todd Snyder Suede Jacket

Todd Snyder, $995

Ami Suede Jacket

Ami, $1,145

Gap Suede Jacket

Gap, $368

Our Legacy Suede Jacket

Our Legacy, $725



For when it's not cool enough for a leather jacket. Or perhaps you just want something a little more price-conscious. A lightweight bomber (in cotton, nylon or wool) works for every type of style.

John Elliott Bomber Jacket

John Elliott, $850

H&M Bomber Jacket

H&M, $59.99

A.P.C. Bomber Jacket

A.P.C., $530

Uniqlo Bomber Jacket

Uniqlo, $39.90



You should have one jacket this fall that's just for fun. That feels good and makes you look like someone who knows how to appreciate good style. A sherpa jacket does that with a shot of masculinity to boot.

Levi's Sherpa Jacket

Levi's, $129

Penfield Sherpa Jacket

Penfield, $170


The Pullover

For wind and rain and everything in between. After all, autumn comes with unpredictable changes in the forecast. Get an athletic-minded jacket that can handle all of those unexpected shifts.

Tres Bien Pullover Jacket

Très Bien, $473

Nike Pullover Jacket

Nike, $150

Carhartt WIP Pullover Jacket

Carhartt WIP, $209

Battenwear Pullover Jacket

Battenwear, $390

Wise Words

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

- F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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