The winter to spring shift is a time for rebirth, especially this year. When it comes to the wardrobe, it’s all about having the right tools in place to adapt to changing weather and conditions. Our Spring Style Toolkit is here to help.
The greatest gift that workwear gave us was its jackets. Hard-wearing canvas stacked with pockets was always going to resound with a function-in-demand market. In the same way that technical styles dominate the scene now, workwear jackets have always been unapologetically themselves and we’ve loved every bit of them. From the OGs in Carhartt and Dickies to modern interpretations and luxury updates, workwear jackets come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, making them an extremely versatile addition to the wardrobe, too.
The best part is that classic workwear jackets basically work all year round. From the depths of winter (you might need to supplement them with a down layer) to warm summer evenings, a workwear jacket is the no-fuss top layer that you need on side. And while you can wear them in winter and summer alike, they’re arguably best suited to spring. Unpredictable, in-between weather sets the perfect stage for the best workwear jackets online, which we’ve rounded up below.
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BODE Bengali Tableau Workwear Jacket
Emily Bode’s unique take on menswear is heavily influenced by workwear and American tradition. This jacket is built on a workwear shape at its core but signature embroidery gives it unique character.
Lemaire Zipped-Pocket Denim Jacket
Lemaire’s understated collections often hinge on a workwear aesthetic. This zipped denim jacket fits the bill with dialed-down detailing and a classic silhouette.
Loewe Workwear Jacket
The humble chore jacket gets a luxury makeover courtesy of Loewe. Two patch pockets to the waist complement a leather patch pocket to the chest complete with an embossed Loewe logo. A heavy wool-cashmere construction embodies the dual identity of this luxury-workwear hybrid.
COMME des GARÇONS HOMME Patchwork Jacket
COMME des GARÇONS gives this lightweight layer a patchwork update, alternating textures and neutral shades for a staple spring wardrobe addition.
Caruso Corduroy Workwear Jacket
Corduroy was popularized in the world of workwear thanks to its hard-wearing nature. Now considered a more elevated fabric, Caruso reworks a classic chore jacket in plush navy-blue cord for a velveteen finish.
Phipps Workwear Jacket
We love rivets, so Phipps’ heavily riveted chore jacket seriously caught our attention. Cut from heavy organic cotton canvas with corduroy trims, the piece features countless gold-tone rivets for an eye-catching, unique take on the heritage style.
Needles Penny Jean Jacket
Japanese icon Needles might be better known for its loud shirts and velour track pants, but the Penny Jean Jacket takes things back to basics. The clean cut is detailed only but a symmetrical arrangement of pockets that add visual structure to the minimal design.
NOAH Madras Jacket
Workwear styles were certainly not traditionally dressed in pastel tartan, but Noah’s out-there version of the coach jacket feels like a natural development in perfect time for spring and summer.
Daily Paper Check Kair Jacket
Daily Paper combines three woven materials to give the Pair Jacket serious personality. Dropped shoulders give the jacket a laid-back feel while light insulation makes it a viable top layer through the coming months.
Dickies Lined Eisenhower Jacket
In the arena of workwear jackets, Dickies is about as essential as they come. As spring sets in, the lined Eisenhower Jacket grows more useful by the day.
Carhartt WIP OG Detroit Jacket
Another of the undisputed kings of the game is the Carhartt Detroit jacket. Made from pure organic cotton in a heavy twill canvas, this jacket is basically bulletproof.
Polo Ralph Lauren Twill Classic Fit Jacket
Traditional chore jacket pocket styling to the front — two waist pockets and a patch pocket to the chest — position this green twill jacket from Polo Ralph Lauren as a timeless staple.
STORY mfg. Helix Jacket
Few labels are up to STORY mfg. standards in terms of embellishment. The Helix Jacket features a mixture of block-printed and hand-embroidered motifs against the white organic cotton foundation.
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- Curated by: Rhianna Matthews