Some people say summer means saying goodbye to ‘real dressing’. And they’d be forgiven for thinking so. With warmer weather comes a lighter wardrobe, and that means far less opportunity to layer and combine your clothes. However, layering can still be pulled off during summer if done correctly.
To avoid sweating through your heavier coats now that we’re finally outside again, we’ve rounded up a list of the best lightweight jackets for men to shop in 2020. And there’s no wool in sight.
The functionality of lightweight jackets not only makes them a staple of any well-rounded wardrobe, but it also makes 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 Highsnobiet prepare to enjoy the remainder of summer, we have been bookmarking all manner of lightweight jackets. To help us bring some sense to our clump of wishlist goods, Highsnobiety stylists have rounded up a list of the very best available to shop right now.
Ensure an effortless summer with our list of the best lightweight jackets for men.
Bally Bomber Jacket
Storied luxury house Bally joins the summertime jacket conversation with this navy blue bomber jacket. Striped elasticated cuffs and waist add detail to a minimal, self-assured design cut from lightweight nylon.
Stüssy Mesh Zip Jacket
Stüssy’s recently-dropped summer collection made a splash with loud pieces like this patterned mesh jacket. Ideal for layering, this sheer jacket offers breathability and the chance to show off two layers of well-curated clothing — It’s a win-win.
Awake NY Corduroy Logo Jacket
Cut from luxurious cotton corduroy, this black and off-white bomber jacket feels primed for summer evenings. Whether you’re bringing a pinch of off-duty style to a more formal look or rounding out a relaxed ensemble with this loose-fit jacket, details like the chenille branding set it apart as a highlight piece.
NOAH Multicolor Madras Jacket
With Brendan Babenzian at the helm, New York’s very own NOAH can do no wrong. This candy-colored Madras check jacket proves that. Off-white, pink and green checks fill out the cotton and flax-blend jacket which boasts a white mesh lining for perfect breathability during the warmer days.
RHUDE Track Jacket
Complete with racing insignia, RHUDE’s Track Jacket is a sleek addition to your summer wardrobe. The simple black-and-white color palette makes an impact while details like a tonal double zip give you the freedom to customize your fit.
FEAR OF GOD Logo Field Jacket
Leave no doubt as to where you got your summer jacket from with this FEAR OF GOD primaloft piece. Apart from being covered from beginning to end with an FOG logo motif, this oversized jacket retains a sense of pared-back minimalism which makes styling a simple task.
BODE Pom-Pom Applique Workwear Jacket
BODE’s signature masterful embellishment has never been more apparent than on this Pom-Pom Applique Jacket. At its core, this lightweight summer jacket takes design cues from the history of workwear and chore jackets. That said, since Emily Bode has left her unmistakable mark on the piece, you’d be forgiven for wondering why anybody would dream of working in this masterpiece.
Maison Kitsuné Ecru Cotton-Twill Jacket
Maison Kitsuné takes a more traditional approach to the twill worker’s jacket with this ecru cotton piece. Complete with patch pockets to the waist and chest, this design harks back to the uniforms worn by railroad workers in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Lemaire Cotton Shirt
Caught stylishly between a Cuban collar shirt and a chore jacket, this Lemaire cotton shirt will add an eye-catching, original angle to your summer outfits. Cropped sleeves impart this piece with bohemian charm while delicate contrast top-stitching offers a contemporary edge.
Off-White™ Recycled Canvas Jacket
Off-White™ head honcho, Virgil Abloh, will be the first to tell you that a classic denim jacket is a timeless essential. It comes as no surprise that one of the season’s most attractive lightweight jackets comes from Off-White™ and takes its shape from the typical trucker jacket. This all-black jacket features logo embellishments above the chest pocket to add punctuation.
Casablanca Les Coquillages Printed Denim Jacket
Casablanca’s sun-drenched collection continues with this summer-ready denim jacket. White denim marries a washed-out turquoise bored, promising to add a light finishing touch to your seasonal ensembles.
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- Curated by: Rhianna Matthews