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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. But, while you can wear them in winter and summer alike, they’re arguably best suited to Fall. Unpredictable, in-between weather sets the perfect stage for the best workwear jackets online, which we’ve rounded up below.

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Stüssy Venus Chore Jacket

Venus Chore Jacket

Venus Chore Jacket

$284

Stüssy

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Stüssy pits the refined gentleness of Renaissance art against a rugged workwear canvas for the Venus Chore Jacket.

Edwin Outdoor Overshirt

Outdoor Overshirt

Outdoor Overshirt

$225

Edwin

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Japanese label Edwin specializes in Americana-inspired workwear and this two-tone piece is solid evidence.

OAMC System Overshirt

System Overshirt

System Overshirt

$485

OAMC

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The new era of workwear has brought clean lines and minimal detailing to the table which gives the category even more versatility.

Dickies DC Deck Jacket

DC Deck Jacket

DC Deck Jacket

$154

Dickies

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Dickies is a stalwart in the workwear game. With almost a century of experience under its belt, classic styles like the Deck Jacket have been well and truly perfected.

Norse Projects Jens Shell Jacket

Jens Shell Jacket

Jens Shell Jacket

$390

Norse Projects

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Much of the Norse Projects offering takes style cues from workwear. This ripstop chore jacket renovates the silhouette with up-to-date materials but retains the hallmarks of a traditional chore jacket.

Stan Ray Box Jacket

Box Jacket

Box Jacket

$106

Stan Ray

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If you’re looking for a versatile layer to add some pop to your fall fits, this Stan Ray Box Jacket should do the job. Bold but not too bold, it’s a veritable styling asset for the layering season.

Carhartt WIP Modular Jacket

Modular Jacket

$135

Carhartt WIP

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Carhartt’s style-forward WIP sublabel has been pumping out new takes on classic workwear since it was founded in the ’90s. No change here.

NOON GOONS DIY Jacket

DIY Jacket

DIY Jacket

$470

NOON GOONS

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Fall is not only the season for workwear, it’s also the season for tartan. Tartan-embellished workwear? Say no more.

Acne Studios Heavy Twill Jacket

Heavy Twill Jacket

Heavy Twill Jacket

$415

Acne Studios

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Little details go a long way. This black twill jacket is given standout structure by simple, contrasting white stitching throughout.

Soulland Windom Twill Jacket

Windom Twill Jacket

Windom Twill Jacket

$250

Soulland

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No pockets in sight — which is unusual for a workwear jacket — but the subsequent clean finish is worth it.

Loewe Workwear Jacket

Workwear Jacket

Workwear Jacket

$1300

Loewe

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Of course, Loewe’s take on the chore jacket sits at the more luxurious end of the scale. Details like the soft corduroy collar trim and leather chest pocket elevate this piece.

Lemaire Workwear Jacket

Workwear Jacket

Workwear Jacket

$410

Lemaire

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In typical style, Lemaire takes things back to basics, using proportions to get his point across. A slightly boxy torso leads the way for a jacket that doesn’t need loud detailing to command attention.

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