With the amount of outerwear choices on the rails, we’re here to simplify things. We’re doing away with talking different fits, purposes, attachments, and the like, for a selection based on color. The right black jacket overrides all other categories, in our opinion. Not only does this sophisticated essential go with pretty much ant outfit, it actually emphasizes the pieces around it through sheer simplicity.

From bomber jackets to insulated puffer jackets, we’re exploring and celebrating all sides of the black jacket of which there are many. While not all of these will alone be the perfect jacket for fall and winter, all of them will upgrade your outerwear thanks to their versatility. Whether you’re looking for something to aid your more formal fits like a coach jacket from Our Legacy, or straight function from Arc’teryx, opt for black.

Shop our favorite black jackets below.

Our Legacy Evening Coach Jacket

Evening Coach Jacket

Evening Coach Jacket

$260

Our Legacy

Buy at Foot Shop

Our Legacy’s signature subtle oversized fit is perfectly exemplified by the Evening Coach Jacket. This piece hangs effortlessly and sits at the intersection of casual style a clean formality.

SĂ©fr Truth Faux-Leather Jacket

Truth Faux-Leather Jacket

Truth Faux-Leather Jacket

from $265

SĂ©fr

(Available at 3 Merchants)
(Available at 3 Merchants)

Séfr’s faux-leather Truth Jacket is one of the cleanest jackets in this roundup. It may look like a luxury piece thanks to the subtle, silver-tone detailing and immaculate construction, but it’s a fraction of the price of a real leather jacket.

South2 West8 Tenkara Parka Jacket

Tenkara Parka Jacket

Tenkara Parka Jacket

$879

South2 West8

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Buy at Slam Jam

South2 West8 takes inspiration from fishing style. That's right, fishing has been a flex since before you were born and we're only just realizing. The range of pockets on this black parka is astounding and boasts serious technical appeal.

Perks and Mini Tech Bomber Jacket W/ Logo Appliqué

Tech Bomber Jacket W/ Logo Appliqué

Tech Bomber Jacket W/ Logo Appliqué

$811

Perks and Mini

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Perks And Mini updates the classic bomber jacket silhouette with some carefully placed floral motifs. The traditional pocket to the arm of the boxer jacket is replaced by a diagonal zip compartment and the appliqué details offer up the label’s signature sense of humor.

Patagonia Isthmus Hooded Parka

Isthmus Hooded Parka

Isthmus Hooded Parka

from $249

Patagonia

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Wind and weather-resistant, Patagonia goes all out on the Isthmus Parka. Featuring a faux-fur lining and a protective shell to match, this jacket is the definitive winter jacket in black.

Blue Blue Japan Sashiko Farmer Coat

Sashiko Farmer Coat

$220

Blue Blue Japan

Up to 60% Off ssense.com

Up to 60% Off ssense.com

Buy at ssense

Despite the brand’s name, Blue Blue Japan does a fine job on a black on black kimono, too. This piece, crafted from cotton canvas, is perfect for inserting an out-of-the-box layer to your winter fits.

Arc'teryx Cerium SV Padded Jacket

Cerium SV Padded Jacket

Cerium SV Padded Jacket

$393

Arc'teryx

Buy at Browns

Arc’teryx’s efficient, no-frills approach to outerwear is perfectly suited to the color black. The Cerium SV Padded Jacket is pure function with a super-warm down fill and water-repellent coating.

By Parra Nerveux Reversible Puffer Jacket

Nerveux Reversible Puffer Jacket

$259

By Parra

Buy at END.

This puffer jacket from Dutch artist Parra is a win-win because while one side is the versatile black you’re here for, the other is resplendent in Parra’s unmistakable, colorful work in case you’re craving a brighter show at any point.

Carhartt WIP Fairmount Coat

Fairmount Coat

Fairmount Coat

from $243

Carhartt WIP

(Available at 4 Merchants)
(Available at 4 Merchants)

Carhartt’s famous and much-loved heavy cotton twill canvas forms the outer shell of the Fairmont Coat while a more forgiving, sherpa fleece lining spills out over the collar. Hard-wearing and super-soft in equal measures, this coat will stick around for many seasons to come.

Alpha Industries ALS Liner

ALS Liner

from $80

Alpha Industries

(Available at 3 Merchants)
(Available at 3 Merchants)

Alpha Industries doesn’t only do bombers, it also smashes the world of insulating liner jackets. This military-inspired liner fits under an overcoat and steps up the warmth so that your winter coat game doesn’t hinge on a bulky outer layer.

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