best lightweight jackets for men
SSENSE

With warmer months afoot, rejigging your wardrobe is an inevitability, as much as it is a necessity. To avoid sweating through your heavier coats, or catching a cold on any long summer night, we have rounded up a list of the best lightweight jackets for men to shop in 2020.

The functionality of lightweight jackets not only makes them a staple of any well-rounded wardrobe, but make them ideal for layering. Now a foundational element of the world’s fashion circuit, these summery staples promise to look great anywhere, anyhow.

And as we here at the Highsnobiety HQ impatiently count down the days to Spring, we have been bookmarking all manner of lightweight jackets. To help us bring some sense to our clump of wishlist goods, product curator Rhianna Matthews has rounded up a list of the very best available to shop right now. Included are the following pieces:

  • Stüssy Torque Jacket
  • Stüssy Paisley Bryan Jacket
  • Levi’s Waller Worker Jacket
  • Nike NSW Re-Issue Jacket
  • Random Identities Japanese Workwear Harrington Jacket
  • Junya Watanabe MAN x Ark Air Military Jacket
  • A.P.C. x Carhartt WIP Michigan Coat
  • Needles D.n. Coverall
  • N. Hoolywood Denim Distressed Jacket
  • NOAH Plaid Bomber Jacket

Ensure an effortless transition into Spring 2020 with our list of the best lightweight jackets for men.

Stüssy Torque Jacket

Torque Jacket

$95

Stüssy

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

Buy at Slam Jam

Building from the design cues of a classic workwear jacket, Stüssy’s Torque design features a functional four-pocket build, embroidered branding, and a poppy orange hue. Whichever way you wear this piece, it’s color alone promises to add real effect.

Stüssy Paisley Bryan Jacket

Paisley Bryan Jacket

$106

Stüssy

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

Buy at Slam Jam

Another staple piece from Stüssy, gazetting the brand’s affinity for paisley print. This season’s Bryan Jacket is packed full of detailing, including an elasticated hem, zippered front, and monochromatic embroidery over the chest. Pair this with the matching pants for a breezy summer ’fit.

Levi’s Waller Worker Jacket

Waller Worker Jacket

$135

Levi's

Buy at ssense

Jackets don’t come much more classic than ones like this. The Waller Worker Jacket from Levi’s features a hard-wearing cotton build, and Thermore® insulation. Not only are pieces like this great for summer, but they promise to become an asset when winter rears its ugly head again.

Nike NSW Re-Issue Jacket

NSW Re-Issue Jacket

$160

Nike

Buy at ssense

If you are a frequent traveler, like to move around a lot, or simply find yourself in situations where you need to take off a layer or two (and quickly), designs like the Re-Issue Jacket from Nike NSW are perfect.

Random Identities Japanese Workwear Harrington Jacket

Japanese Workwear Harrington Jacket

$205

Random Identities

Buy at ssense

The Harrington Jacket has become synonymous with most transitional wardrobes, with its fitted body, and long, airy sleeves, it goes with just about anything. Stefano Pilati’s Random Identities presents a workwear-inspired take on the design, in a pale yellow twill, perfect for hazy summer nights.

Junya Watanabe MAN x Ark Air Military Jacket

Ark Air Military Jacket

from $261

JUNYA WATANABE MAN

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

It’s widely accepted that Junya Watanabe is the undisputed god of jackets, proving, season after season, that his astute attention to detail and knack for referencing will forever elevate his products above the rest. Drawing from a number of key military cues, the collaborative Ark Air jacket is a no-bullshit silhouette, made formal with epaulets, a spread corduroy collar, and a tartan panel over the back.

A.P.C. x Carhartt WIP Michigan Coat

Michigan Coat

$278

A.P.C x Carhartt WIP

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

Buy at Slam Jam

Carhartt WIP’s Michigan Coat is foundational to the category of lightweight jackets. Devoid of any proverbial fluff, the design builds on the fashioning of early worker’s jackets, and features a four-pocket build, button-down front, and a slightly boxy cut. All the better that this particular one was made in collaboration with A.P.C.

Needles D.n. Coverall

D.n. Coverall

$300

Needles

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $250

Buy at Slam Jam

True to the more expressive sides of designer Keizo Shimizu, Needles has improved the tried-and-true workwear staple with splashes of bleach. Creating a camouflage for the modern age, the D.n. Coverall is ideal if you are looking for something more out there.

N. Hoolywood Denim Distressed Jacket

Denim Distressed Jacket

Denim Distressed Jacket

$370

N. HOOLYWOOD

Buy at ssense

This particular piece from Japanese imprint N. Hoolywood is anything but traditional. Featuring an asymmetric build, and distressed coloring throughout, the brand’s split-cuff detailing is a nice, unexpected touch, and very much ties into the overarching feel of the garment.

NOAH Plaid Bomber Jacket

Plaid Bomber Jacket

$440

NOAH

Buy at ssense

Taking after the classic MA-1 bomber jacket, NOAH presents its ever-collegiate take on yet another outerwear staple. The design’s plaid finish is great for adding a splash of texture to just about any outfit.

Our designated Selects section features products that we love and want to share with you. Highsnobiety has affiliate marketing partnerships, which means we may receive a commission from your purchase.