09 April 2014

Menswear Wednesday: 3 Takes On the Perfect Spring Jacket

 Spring is finally upon us. People are once again enjoying a drink or two outside, the trees are starting to fill out, the clocks have gone back and the thoughts of where we are off to on our summer holidays are becoming more and more important as each day passes.

With all of these exciting things in mind you’d maybe expect to be forgiven for making the odd wardrobe mishap at this time of year. Well, I’m sorry guys but no can do. In this spring to summer transition and the ever present ‘April showers’ raining down on us it’s more important than ever to ensure we are prepared for all the weather has to throw at us.

A key component of your outfits throughout spring should be a light jacket that can be thrown on and taken off as needed. I know the sun is shining but don’t be fooled, it’s still pretty cold outside and getting caught out in a five minute shower and spending an hour or two drying off is never cool but these three jackets definitely are.

1. For my first pick I went with this uber cool Rains Long Jacket in green. The colour and cut provide a nod towards the traditional Mod parka with the benefit of being lightweight and water resistant. It is an item that is fairly versatile and can be worn casually during the day but wouldn’t look a miss teamed with some smarter jeans and a nice pair of brogues in the evening.

2. This gorgeous Mac by New Look is a snip at £49.99 and is the perfect investment for the style savvy gent looking to add a traditional edge to his outfits. It is extremely wearable in the fresh stone colour and thrown on with a pair of light blue jeans and a fresh pair of white vans, you’ll definitely be looking cool and dry.

3. If the recent street style bug has caught you then I have a feeling I may have just found the perfect spring jacket. This Nike Heritage Windrunner is a classic amongst street wear items and the light blue tones paired with the vivid yellow Nike logo make this jacket pop. Teamed with a pair of Nike Air Max and a pin rolled denim jean and you’ve got the perfect 90s inspired street style going on.


So there we have it. Three very different takes on the perfect spring jacket. Hopefully this article has inspired you to have a think about your wardrobe throughout the transitions and not just the seasons. I would love to hear about how you guys handle this hot and cold weather over on Twitter @lukesvarc.

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